SEAN RITENAUER (percussion) is described as a percussionist “with mesmerizing dexterity” and enjoys a diverse career in concert halls, theaters, and studios in New York and around the world. As an orchestral musician, Ritenauer performs frequently with the New York Philharmonic and Malaysia Philharmonic. He is also the Principal Percussionist of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Alabama where he has been a member since 2005 and is frequently featured as a soloist. Ritenauer can be heard all over Broadway where has held the percussion chair on numerous shows including Hair, Pippin, and Something Rotten. As a devoted educator, Ritenauer has a thriving private teaching studio in New York City where his students have been accepted into some of the world’s finest music institutions including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, and Indiana University. He is also the head of percussion at Hofstra University on Long Island. Ritenauer earned a B.A. in Classical Percussion and a M.A. in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and is a proud graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.