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Jeremy Epp

Principal Timpani

Richard and Mona Alonzo Chair

DSO member since 2014

Jeremy Epp

Jeremy Epp was appointed Principal Timpanist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2014 after holding the same position with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for four seasons. Prior to this, he served as Principal Timpanist of the Erie Philharmonic.

Jeremy has made an appearances with several North American orchestras as Guest Principal Timpanist, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. As a percussionist, he has performed, recorded and toured with numerous other ensembles throughout the United States and Canada.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jeremy studied extensively with Jauvon Gilliam of the National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appointment in Winnipeg, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his teachers were Cleveland Orchestra members Paul Yancich and Richard Weiner. Additionally, Jeremy has worked with several other prominent timpanists, including David Herbert, Mark Yancich, and Dean Borghesani.

During the summer months, Jeremy’s engagements have included serving as Principal Timpanist of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Bear Valley Festival Orchestra. He has also studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival.

Active as an educator, Jeremy has been an instructor at the University of Manitoba, and has given clinics and master classes internationally.