Heartland Marimba

Celebrating classical marimba year-round with community, artists, and students through an all-encompassing mission!


july 9-16, 2017

** Registration is closed for HMFA '17. **

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Features of the 2017 Academy

  • Become a performer on a professionally released CD.

  • Learn in private lessons and chamber ensembles from full-time performers and a legendary teacher.

  • Learn from and experience America's premier marimba quartet – HMQ.

  • Perform many times as a soloist and with professional artists in chamber ensembles and marimba orchestra.

  • Get first rate, practical knowledge for your career with master classes and lectures in a variety of topics.

  • 4 levels of participation: Recording Artist Participant, College Participant, High School Participant, and Passive/Professional Participant. Click links to read detailed information about each level.

2017 faculty Artists

• Matthew Coley • Abby Fisher • Michael J. Jones • Joe Millea • Andrew Veit •

Heartland Marimba Collective

Matthew Coley • Jaime Esposito (apprentice) • Bri Olenik • Scott Eiklenborg (intern) •

Sean Kleve, Clocks in Motion Percussion


  • June 1 for registration for College, Passive/professional, and High School Participants – $600 or $400 (or deposit)

  • June 1 for UWSP & Ithaca College Students – $450 (or deposit - pay high school deposit)

  • First day of Academy (7/9, 7/10, or 7/11) for remaining difference after deposit and housing fee.