Heartland Marimba

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

All artists, students, teachers, composers, and community performers from the HMF Academy 2015!

people of the Academies

 

Artistic Director - Matthew Coley

Heartland Marimba Quartet:

Matthew Coley

Michael J. Jones

Abby Fisher (first call substitute)

Joe Millea

Andrew Veit

Artist/Assistant Coordinators:

Bridget Olenik (2014-2016)

Andrew Veit (2015-present)

Conductor:

Gerard Morris (2015)

Resident/Featured Composers:

[HMF Commissions (C) / Premieres (P) / Recording (R) / Publishing (HMFP)]

Alex Orfaly (2016)

  • Fôr Marimbas for marimba quartet (C/P)

Neil Thornock (2015)

  • Marred Rigors for marimba and euphonium (C/P/HMFP)
  • Restless Iteration for percussion orchestra [4 marimbas, 2 vibraphones, xylophone, 2 timpani, 2 chimes] (C/P/HMFP)

Andrew Ardizzoia (2015)

  • Etudes and Fugues for solo marimba (C/P/R)
  • Stonewall Magnificat for eight marimbas (C/P/R)

L. Scott Price (2015)

  • Which Side Are You On? for solo marimba and spoken text (C/P/HMFP)
  • 4:2 for marimba quartet (C/P/HMFP)

Steven Simpson (2014)

  • Radioactive Octopus for marimba quartet (R)
  • Fluidity for marimba quartet (C/P/R)

Guest Artists:

Michael Burritt (2016)

Lynn Vartan (2016, HMFA Out West host, Southern Utah University)

Clocks in Motion Percussion (2016)

  • Matthew Coley

  • Kyle Flens

  • Sean Kleve

  • Christopher G. Jones

Clocks in Motion Percussion (2015)

  • Dave Alcorn

  • Sean Kleve

  • Michael Koszewski

  • James McKenzie

Recording Engineer:

Chad Jacobsen (2014-present)

HMFA Interns:

Ujjal Bhattacharyya (2015) – BM, Carnegie Mellon University

Somali Wilson (2015) – BM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Academy Participants:

2016 at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

Jordan Nielsen – BM, Southern Utah University

Tylor Williams – BM, Southern Utah University

Jaime Esposito – MM, University of North Texas

Andrew Morales – DM, University of Arizona

Alonso Figueroa – MM, California State University-Northridge

Christopher Ogle – BM, University of Utah

Darin Hunsinger – MM, University of New Mexico

2015 at Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Ujjal Bhattacharyya – BM, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Chatman – Ankeny High School, IA

Jordan Lewis – MM, Northern Arizona University

Kellan Mooi – Ankeny High School, IA

Travis Newman – BME, Missouri State University

Zach Paris – MM, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Miles Snyder – Ames High School, IA

Ephraim Sutherland – Viroqua High School, Madison, WI

Somali Wilson – BM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014 at Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Ujjal Bhattacharyya – BM, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Erman - BM, Iowa State University

Will Kemperman - percussion instructor University of St. Thomas and Hamline University

Jacob Linch - Ames High School, IA

Soloist Competition Winners:

2016

1st – Chase Kallemeyn – MM, University of North Texas

2nd – Jaime Esposito – MM, University of North Texas

3rd – Peter Grubisich – BM, University of Iowa

2015 (Alphabetical order)

Ujjal Bhattacharyya (2015) – BM, Carnegie Mellon University

Zach Paris (2015) – MM, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Call-for-Composer Competition Winners:

[HMF Commissions (C) / Premieres (P) / Recording (R) / Publishing (HMFP)]

Adam Silverman (2016)

  • The Cruel Waters for marimba trio (P/R/HMFP)

Caleb Pickering (2016)

  • Bloodworks for marimba trio (P/R/HMFP)

Adam Hopper (2015)

  • Island Market for marimba quartet (P/HMFP)