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Reed PuleoBoston, MA
Percussionist Reed Puleo dedicates himself to performing a variety of musical styles and genres at the highest caliber. Today he studies with Doug Perkins , Samuel Z. Solomon, Nancy Zeltsman, and Kyle Brightwell at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His affinity for contemporary music comes from his days playing with the New Jersey Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble (directed by Dr. Kenneth Piascik), of which he was a founding member in 2009.
Through the strong composition department at school, Reed has been able to premiere over 25 student and faculty works. Outside of these opportunities, he has also appeared at the Rite of Summer and Caramoor Festivals performing John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, participated in the Boston premiere of Jason Treuting’s Amid the Noise, joined Sō Percussion on a showcase concert at PASIC 2017, and was featured in the Celebrity Series of Boston Stave Sessions with the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble. Reed recently joined the Eureka Ensemble, led by Kristo Kondakçi, and performed a concert with a chorus made up of homeless women from the greater Boston area.
Reed was a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra from 2015-18, and performed with them in Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, as well as at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla, Teatro Solis, and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, among others, on three international tours to Spain, South America, and across Europe.
In the summers, Reed has attended the Contemporary Performance Institute, the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar (as the Colin Currie Scholar), and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, as well as the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
In addition, Reed acts as a Concert Services Assistant at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, works for the Boston Symphony Orchestra stage crew, was a production assistant for the New Music Gathering 2018, Marimolin at PASIC, and on the 2017 spring tour of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.