Dr. Kelsey ‘Cacophonie’ Tamayo is an ex-classical musician who likes to hit things, strum things, and, in general, make noise. Earning multiple music degrees from Peabody Institute and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University, Cacophonie uses their extensive knowledge of percussion to create a wonderful mix of classical and folk/singer-songwriter styles.
They recently moved from to Seattle from mid-Missouri, where they were the percussion professor at Drury University and percussionist/keyboardist for the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra, Springfield Regional Opera, and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra.
Currently, Cacophonie is the drummer for the Power Converters Band in Hello Earth’s “Wars Outdoors: A New Hope in the Park” and a percussionist for the Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir. Cacophonie is a part of the Social Justice Bards, a community of musicians, story tellers, and creatives that regularly stream and collaborate on Twitch and IRL. Cacophonie is a proud artist endorser of Planet Marimba and Artifact Percussion.
Presented by Seattle Composers Alliance, a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. But we also have an agenda: special forums and seminars of interest to our members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to our community.