Marc Akiyama

Piano/Percussion Instructor

Marc Akiyama is a composer, percussionist, and pianist. He is a graduate of New York

University’s Steinhardt Percussion Performance Program under the direction of

virtuoso timpanist, Jonathan Haas. He’s performed in several percussion chamber

groups as well as jazz, marimba, steel drum ensembles, and professional theatre

orchestras.

 

He has studied writing for concert and musical theatre, as well as

orchestral conducting. Marc attended the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ New York

Mentor Program with accomplished film composer Chris Hajian, and the Palomar Film

Music Workshop with Emmy award winning composer Larry Groupé.

In addition to writing music for film, Marc performs as both pianist and percussionist

for many of San Diego's Professional Theatre Orchestras. Recent shows include

Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drums), Legally Blonde (Piano & Assistant Music Director), The

Secret Garden (Piano/Percussion & Assistant Music Director), and Buddy: The Buddy

Holly Story (Drummer/Actor). Marc also co-hosts The Song to Screen Podcast which

explores music techniques of film and theatre. For more information on his film scoring

and current projects visit www.AkiyamaMusic.com

Media

"Brandi's Lament," from Marc Akiyama's animated musical LIVE in concert in New York.

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