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.

Board of Directors

Astrid Baumgardner, JD, PCC (Chair)
Russell Makowsky
David Lang
Grace Row
Larry Snider
Jon Greeney

Artist Members

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

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

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 Sō Percussion and Festival Coordinator for the Sō 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 Percussion’s in-house press and marketing director and consultant. She founded and runs her own firm called Other Arts.

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Carime

OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Luz Carime Santa-Coloma is the Operations Manager for Sō Percussion. Her primary artistic identity is as a percussionist.

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Matt

LICENSING MANAGER

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

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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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Shelby

Shelby 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.

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John

John Stapleton is currently pursuing his M.M. in Percussion Performance at Rutgers University.

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Mark

Mark Utley is a percussionist/drummer based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Tyler

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

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.

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