Heartland Marimba Quartet


Date:  New performance date to be announced soon
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $25 / $18 Students

The Heartland Marimba Quartet (HMQ) is North America’s premiere marimba quartet and the primary performing ensemble of Heartland Marimba, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and disseminating the classical marimba art form in academic and community contexts. Established in 2016 through the vision and leadership of internationally acclaimed marimba soloist Matthew Coley, HMQ seeks to give a platform to the music of American composers in its programming, and continues to expand its repertoire with works from composers worldwide. Quartet members, Matthew Coley, Michael J. Jones, Joe Millea, and Andrew Veit, are each accomplished and award-winning marimba specialists from across the Heartland and Southwest of the United States. Individually, the artists have composed music for marimba, produced solo albums, and been featured performers in Japan, China, Canada, Latin America, and throughout Europe. Together, HMQ members share their knowledge and skills with students and aspiring professionals from ages 12 to 60. In fact, it is their passion for inspiring musicians to pursue studying this captivating instrument that guides HMQ’s performance setting and style in over 30 events a season. On annual fall and spring tours, HMQ conducts concerts, collaborations, and educational events at universities and high schools nationwide. The artists also serve as the primary faculty members and mentors for the Heartland Marimba Festival.

 Heartland Marimba QuartetIn 2018, HMQ had the honor of being the ensemble in residence for the Society of Composers National Conference in Tacoma, Washington. While there, the group premiered a new concerto for marimba quartet and wind ensemble by Paul Alan Price-Brenner with the University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble. HMQ’s 2018-2019 season further highlighted works written for Heartland Marimba, including Alex Orfaly’s Fôr Marimbas, Steven Simpson’s Fluidity, Matthew Coley’s Rivers of Rage, and the newest addition, The Principle of Vibration by Brett William Dietz. During the 2019-2020 season they will release an album and collaborate with the Dubuque Arts Council, Millikin University Percussion, and the Minot and Dubuque Symphony Orchestras.

HMQ artists are proudly endorsed by Marimba One, Beetle Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Encore Mallets, Black Swamp Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and ProMark. For additional information regarding HMQ or Heartland Marimba, please visit www.heartlandmarimba.com.

 Heartland Marimba Quartet

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