Heartland Marimba

Celebrating classical marimba year-round with communities, artists, and students!

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:

Gabriella Mayer (Current Administrative Assistant – HMPublications and HMEnsemble, 2019)

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

Nick Anderson (Fall)

Ujjal Bhattacharyya (Summer)

Nick Behrends (Fall)

Jarob Bendele (Fall)

Patrick Cunningham (Fall)

Imana Dizdaric (Fall)

Beau Duncan (Fall)

Scott Eiklenborg (Fall)

Charles Lovell (Summer & Fall)

Gabriella Mayer (Fall)

Bridget Olenik (Summer)

Alyssa Resh (Summer)

Matt Silverberg (Intern) (Summer & Fall)

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

HM Graphic Designers:

Michael Ptacin

Joe Millea

Robin Doty (2015-2017)