Reed Puleo


Percussionist Reed Puleo dedicates himself to performing a variety of musical styles and genres at the highest caliber. Today he studies with Doug Perkins at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, additionally with Samuel Z. Solomon, Nancy Zeltsman, and Kyle Brightwell. At home in New Jersey, he studied with Dr. Kenneth Piascik and played with the distinguished New Jersey Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble, of which he was a founding member. 

Outside of school, Reed plays with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander, and performs regularly at venues like Symphony Hall, Sanders Theater, and Carnegie Hall. He toured to Spain in 2016 and South America in 2017. He has also played John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit on Governor’s Island, and performed the Boston premiere of Jason Treuting’s Amid the Noise. A strong proponent of contemporary music, Reed is a founding and board member of N.M.E. (pronounced “enemy”), an intercollegiate new music ensemble based in Boston. Their debut concert in May 2017 involved students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Harvard University, The Juilliard School, and New England Conservatory

In the summers Reed has attended the Contemporary Performance Institute, the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, as well as the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.