Heartland Marimba

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

our people

Directors:

Executive/Artistic Director - Matthew Coley

Associate Directors -

Michael J. Jones

Joe Millea

Andrew Veit

Board of Directors:

President - G. Conn McKercher

Secretary - Bridget Olenik

Treasurer - Andrew Veit

Advisory Board:

Steven Simpson, composer

Michael Burritt, marimba soloist & professor, Eastman School of Music

Jacqueline Halbloom, Iowa Public Radio

Assistant Coordinators/interns:

Katherine Franzen (AC, 2018)

Matt Silverberg (Intern, 2018)

Scott Eiklenborg (Intern, 2017)

Cameron Leach (Intern, HMF 2017)

Bridget Olenik (AC, 2014-2016)

Andrew Veit (AC, 2015-2016)

HMQuartet:

Matthew Coley

Michael J. Jones

Joe Millea

Andrew Veit

Former members:

Abby Fisher (first call substitute 2017-2018)

Conductor:

Gerard Morris (2015)

HMensemble:

2018

Matthew Coley

Ujjal Bhattacharyya

Charles Lovell

Bridget Olenik (Madison, WI performances)

Alyssa Resh

Matt Silverberg

2017

Matthew Coley

Jaime Esposito

Bridget Olenik

Scott Eiklenborg (Intern)

2016

Matthew Coley

Christine Augspurger - University of Iowa Doctoral Candidate

Kyle Flens - Northern Illinois University Graduate Assistant (apprentice member)

Christopher Jones - Eastman School of Music Doctoral Candidate and member, A/B Duo

Sean Kleve - Founding Director, Clocks in Motion Percussion, Madison, WI

Dan Krumm - HMF Arranger, Freelance Artist, Des Moines, IA

Bridget Olenik - Faculty, Siena Heights University and Freelance Artist, Ohio

2015

Matthew Coley

Ujjal Bhattacharryya – Carnegie Melon University (apprentice member)

Matt Andreini – UNI Instructor and Iowa/Hungary Percussion Project (Marimba Orchestra)

Virginia Armstrong – UI Instructor and IA Percussive Arts Society Chapter President (Touring Ensemble & Marimba Orchestra)

Christine Augspurger – UI and Boston Conservatory Graduate (Touring Ensemble)

Dan Krumm – Instructor, Roosevelt HS and Freelance Artist (Touring Ensemble & Marimba Orchestra)

Bridget Olenik (Touring Ensemble & Marimba Orchestra)

Gerard Morris (Euphonium)

Andrew Veit – UI Doctoral Candidate (Touring Ensemble)

Somali Wilson – University of Wisconsin-Madison (apprentice member)

2014

Matthew Coley, marimba

Korey Barrett, piano

Adam Groh, marimba

Dan Krumm, marimba

Bridget Olenik, marimba

Brian McNulty, piano and marimba

Julie Sturm, cello

Merry Mallets – Community Ensemble:

2015

Tenea Fabray
Hannah Hibbs
Letitia Kenemer
David Martin
Dana Schumacher
Kitty Fisher
Ann Russell
Valerie Williams

HMF Graphic Designers:

Joe Millea

Robin Doty