Marimba One has consistently provided the highest quality craftsmanship and unparalleled attention to detail. The clarity, response, and flexibility of the bars make bringing my musical ideas to life effortless. As a performer and educator, Marimba One is the pinnacle of sound.
Danielle Moreau, DMA
Dr. Danielle Moreau is a percussion performer, music educator, and entrepreneur based in northern New England. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire and percussion specialist of the Westbrook School Department in Maine. While completing her doctoral work, she served as a graduate teaching assistant in ethnomusicology and percussion at Arizona State University where she was the director of the African Drum Ensemble and Percussion Jazz Ensemble. Danielle is the co-founder of the Moreau | VanTuinen Duo and an active presenter, clinician, and performing artist throughout the United States and Europe.
Dr. Moreau has performed with several ensembles throughout Arizona and the New England areas, including the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Theatre, Salt River Brass, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Brass Band. As percussionist of the Moreau | VanTuinen Duo, Danielle has been invited to perform at the International Women’s Brass Conference, the University of Central Michigan, Ithaca College, Northern Arizona University, and the Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos Festival in Madrid, Spain. A strong proponent of new music, she has expanded contemporary percussion repertoire through commissioning projects with composers such as Adam Silverman, Jordan Munson, Steven Snowden, and Paul Lansky.
Danielle earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University. Her culminating doctoral project, “Establishing a Percussion Jazz Ensemble at the Collegiate Level”, aims to provide educators with historical context, curricula, resource materials, and arrangements necessary for building and maintaining this unique group. She holds a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire (summa cum laude). Her principal teachers and mentors include Dr. JB Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, Simone Mancuso, Dom Moio, Shaun Tilburg, Dr. Deanna Swoboda, and Dr. Andrew Boysen, Jr. Danielle is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the College Music Society and is an endorser of Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Marimba One.