Andrew Reamer

Andrew Reamer

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Reamer joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra percussion section in 1989. He was appointed Associate Principal Percussion in 2003 and Principal Percussion in 2008. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Temple University. Reamer taught at Duquesne University for over 25 years. He plays vibes in the Concord Jazz Quarter and drumset with PSO colleagues in the White Tie Group. He has composed a popular collection of etudes for marimba entitled “Reamer’s Elixirs Two-Mallet Fixers” and is an endorser for Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Innovative Mallets. He carries on a drum and stick-making tradition that can be traced to 1859, and his work and innovations can be viewed at drummersservice.com. His custom drums and sticks are used by the most prestigious orchestras and universities throughout the world. Reamer gets around Pittsburgh on a bicycle, a motorcycle, or in a kayak regardless of the weather.