So Percussion is…

Sō Percussion is not only about the 4 percussionists who make up the group. With our summer festival, Brooklyn Bound, and many other initiatives, our organization is expanding.

Eric

Eric Cha-Beach has been a member of Sō Percussion since 2007. A consummate percussionist, he loves to learn new instruments (like the musical saw), integrating them into diverse setups. Eric has composed a number of pieces for Sō.

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Josh Quillen

Josh

Josh Quillen has been a member of Sō Percussion since 2006. In addition to being an all-around percussionist, Josh is an expert Steel Drum artist, having studied in Trinidad and immersed himself in Steel Band culture. Josh has composed a number of pieces for Sō.

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Adam

Adam Sliwinski has been a member of  Sō Percussion since 2002. Adam is particularly interested in keyboard instruments, especially marimba and piano. His diverse projects also include conducting and writing about music.

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Jason Treuting

Jason

Jason Treuting is a founding member of Sō Percussion. A drumset specialist, Jason has pioneered an innovative drum set practice within the new music sphere. He is also a composer, having written Sō’s first album of original music Amid the Noise.

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staff

Yumi

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Yumi Tamashiro is the Managing Director for So Percussion and Festival Coordinator for the So Percussion Summer Institute. Her work as an arts administrator includes tour managing, grant writing, and production managing.

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Emily

PRESS AND MARKETING 

Emily Motherwell is Sō’s in-house press and marketing director and consultant. She founded and runs her own firm called Other Arts.

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Brooks

STUDIO MANAGER 

Brooks Frederickson is the Studio Manager for So Percussion and writer of the So Percussion Studio Blog. His primary artistic identity is as a composer.

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Carime

OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Luz Carime Santa-Coloma recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU under the direction of Jonathan Haas.

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Board of Directors

Astrid (Chair)

Astrid Baumgardner, JD, PCC, a lawyer and career coach specializing in music career entrepreneurship and arts leadership, heads the Office of Career Strategies at the Yale School of Music where she teaches career entrepreneurship.

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interns

Alex

Alex Appel recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU under the direction of Jonathan Haas.

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Sarah

Sarah Bennett is currently in her third year at New York University pursuing a B.M. in Percussion Performance and minoring in American Studies.

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Matt

Matt Finch is a composer and performer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Composition at Grand Valley State University.

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Robby

Robby Bowen recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Mannes School of Music.

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Felix

Felix is currently a Masters student in Ethnomusicology and Percussion Performance at Bowling Green State University.

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