Andrew Reamer

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, and while in the PSO he taught at Duquesne University for over 25 years.

Reamer also plays vibes in the Concord Jazz Quartet which performs at jazz venues in the Pittsburgh area.

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 back to 1859; his work and innovations can be viewed at His custom drums and sticks are used by the most prestigious orchestras and universities throughout the world.

Reamer enjoys adventure motorcycling, camping, bicycling , kayaking and cigars. (Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage - the maroon wrapper). And Shiner Bock. And Lagavulin 16.