Heartland Marimba Quartet
The Heartland Marimba Quartet (of the Heartland Marimba Organization):
- Matthew Coley, HMQ artist & HM artistic director
- Abby Fisher, HMQ artist (first-call substitute) & HM creative co-director
- Michael J. Jones, HMQ artist & HM creative co-director
-Andrew Veit, HMQ artist & HM creative co-director
- Joe Millea, HMQ artist & HM creative co-director
The Heartland Marimba Quartet provides a dynamic public image for the Heartland Marimba Festival organization by focusing on high caliber performances of contemporary works by American composers. It is a year-round performing group made up of accomplished marimba specialists. Its regular engagements include a tour in the fall semester, a tour in the spring semester, and a residency during the HMF Academy. The ensemble, with the diverse and broad experience of its performers, serves as the primary artist teachers/mentors to the students of the annual Heartland Marimba Festival Academy.