Percussionist Michael Jarrett joined the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Percussion section in 2017. Prior to joining VSO, he was a percussion fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. While at the New World Symphony, Michael regularly performed under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. As a guest percussionist, he has been fortunate enough to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Toronto Symphony. During the summers, he has performed as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. Michael is grateful to have shared the stage with renowned conductors and soloists, and to have performed many great orchestral and chamber works during his young career. Michael is thrilled to be living in Vancouver and is looking forward to many future performances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.