Amy Garapic

OneBeat 2016 Fellow

Drummer, Percussionist

Brooklyn, United States

With a deep passion for the creation of new work, Amy Garapic’s artistic energy is focused on the Brooklyn-based powerhouse percussion trio, TIGUE, generating original material in addition to collaborations with composers. A firm believer in the power of community in music, she has worked closely with hundreds of percussionists realizing several performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit (for 9-99 percussionists). Amy has also organized internationally focused projects of her own, uniting musicians worldwide via internet platform performances. She currently serves as the program director of Rhythm on a Rikers, an educational drumming program for Rikers Island inmates. A highly regarded instructor, Amy is a faculty member and co-director of the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, and regular lecturer and teacher at Dartmouth College, Keene State College and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.