Rip Pretat


Rip Pretat

Rip Prétat currently serves as bassist and Assistant Personnel Manager with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Bachelors degree in music performance from Indiana University. As Assistant Personnel Manager, he coordinates all national and local auditions for the Milwaukee Symphony.

Prétat studied with Murray Grodner, Frederick Zimmermann, Bill Rhein and Stuart Sankey. Solo appearances include Bottesini's Grand Duo with William Preucil and the Northwood Orchestra, and Bottesini's Concerto #2 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Prétat also holds a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has operated a tax planning and preparation business for over 25 years. He, his wife Mary and their children live on a small farm north of Milwaukee where they raise sheep and peacocks.

Discussion Panels with Rip Pretat:

Auditioning the Audition Process
1/22/2007 - 1/1/26/2007