Heartland Marimba Festival

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

people of hmf

Creative Directors:

Artistic Director - Matthew Coley

Creative Co-Directors -

Michael J. Jones

Joe Millea

Andrew Veit

Board of Directors:

President - Korey Barrett

Secretary - Bridget Olenik

Treasurer -

Matt Andreini

Robin Doty

Advisory Board:

Steven Simpson, composer

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

HMQuartet:

Matthew Coley

Michael J. Jones

Joe Millea

Andrew Veit

Abby Fisher (first call substitute)

Artist/Assistant Coordinators:

Bridget Olenik (2014-2016)

Andrew Veit (2015-present)

Scott Eiklenborg (Intern, 2017)

Cameron Leach (Intern, HMFA 2017)

Conductor:

Gerard Morris (2015)

HMCollective:

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