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.
Board of Directors
Russell Makowsky (Chair)
Astrid Baumgardner, JD, PCC
Dr. Larry Snider
more about 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.
more about 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 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.
more about 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.
more about Yumi
Yumi Tamashiro is the Managing Director for Sō Percussion and Festival Coordinator for the Sō Percussion Summer Institute. Yumi also is a freelance Artist Manager, Production and Tour Manager.
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PRESS AND MARKETING
Emily Motherwell is Sō Percussion’s in-house press and marketing director and consultant. She founded and runs her own firm called Other Arts.
more about Shelby
OPERATIONS AND STUDIO MANAGER
Shelby Blezinger-McCay is a passionate soloist, chamber player, educator, and experimental musician who desires to explore the vast art of percussion and music within today’s communities and cultures.
more about Alex
Alex Appel recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU under the direction of Jonathan Haas.
more about John
John Stapleton is currently pursuing his M.M. in Percussion Performance at Rutgers University.
Tyler Mashek recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU under the direction of Jonathan Haas.
more about Yang
Yang Chen is in her first year of graduate studies at New York University where she is currently pursuing her Masters of Music in percussion performance.
more about Aaron
Aaron Edgcomb is a drummer and percussionist whose work appears in
many contexts including improvisational music, new music, noise, and
more about Mike
Mike Marcinowski is a Brooklyn based drummer, percussionist and educator. Equally at home in rock, jazz and new music realms, he enjoys bringing the subtlety and nuance of free improvisation to tightly arranged pop music.