Amy Garapic

Drummer, Percussionist

Brooklyn, United States

Amy Garapic is a Brooklyn-based percussionist, educator and organizer. As a founding member of the Brooklyn-based powerhouse percussion trio, Tigue, Amy has released two records (Peaks, and Strange Paradise) supported by performances throughout the US and Europe in concert halls, clubs, elementary schools, and universities alike. Amy has worked closely with hundreds of percussionists directing performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit (scored for 9-99 percussionists) and organized internationally focused projects of her own uniting musicians worldwide via internet platform performances. Throughout the year Amy is a lecturer at Dartmouth College, and Keene State College, and faculty member and co-director of the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar. She currently serves her local communities as director of Rhythm on a Rikers, an educational drumming program for Rikers Island inmates; serving public schools throughout the Adirondack Park region in weekly residencies with the Bridge Arts Ensemble; and regularly visits public schools throughout NYC sharing concepts of creative sound making and deep listening through percussion.