Mark D'Ambrosio is a percussionist, composer, educator, and rounded musician from Colorado's Front Range. Mark specializes as a player of the handpan, a new and unique percussion instrument. He has performed as a soloist and taught throughout Colorado, the greater United States, Europe, and China. When not performing Mark is an avid composer, arranger, and music producer; his music has received critical acclaim and has been featured in numerous creative projects. As an author Mark is the creator of the “Hal Leonard Handpan Method” the first ever handpan method book published in the United States and his writings have been featured in such publications as the Percussive Arts Society’s “Rhythm! Scene Magazine.” Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of PlanetHandpan.com and is a founder and the current president of the Steel Mountain Handpan Gathering, Colorado’s largest Handpan event. Mark holds a BA in Percussion from Colorado Mesa University.
Learn more about Mark at: www.markdambrosiomusic.com
Tim is a percussionist and composer from Denver, CO who graduated from CSU in 2017 with a BA in Percussion Performance and Music Composition. His works have been performed by It Could Be Anything New Music Ensemble, Quarthot, Stromboli Dreamboat, the CSU Middle School Outreach Ensemble (MSOE), and the CSU World Percussion Hand Drum Ensemble as well as being featured in Scribendi, The CMS Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, and the Fort Collins Fringe Festival.
Tim wrote and recorded the original scores for the webseries All In, the short film Number 7, and theme music for the podcast D.R.E.A.M. His original recorded works also include the Inktober Tapes and Tricks 'N Treats & Spooky Scary Beats.
Tim performs in The Freshman Philosophy Majors, Neue Polka Colorado, and Pretty. Loud., the last of which was featured in the Denver Underground Music Showcase in 2021 and 2022. Tim is active in the Colorado Musical scene, most recently performing with OpenStage Theatre in Fort Collins and at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. In 2022 he became the Announcer for the CSU Marching Band, making announcements for their pregame and halftime performances at all CSU home games.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Austin Shrigley is an intuitive & improvisational artist that discovered the handpan at Envision music festival in Costa Rica in 2018. He began playing in 2019, after trying and quitting other traditional instruments in his early 20s. A firm believer that life is best enjoyed when sharing transformational experiences with others, he enjoys meeting others and bringing communities together through local meetups and retreat experiences in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Some of his other interests include dance, entrepreneurship, yogic philosophy, paragliding, music festivals, and mindfulness retreats.