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Krissy Bergmark
Lakeville South High School, Farmington High School, Gustavus College, Matra
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Krissy Bergmark is a tabla player, percussionist, composer, and freelance instructor in the Twin Cities. Bergmark was a 2015 grantee of the Jerome Foundation's Music Travel and Study Grant, and travelled to Mumbai, India in January and February of 2016 to study tabla and to compose new music for her percussion quartet, Matra. Krissy returned to Mumbai in the summer of 2017 to continue her tabla studies and composition through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Fund. Bergmark is also a recipient of the 2016 Cedar Commissions Grant, with which she premiered her piece for tabla, cello, electric guitar, fiddle, and solo dancer, entitled The Darkest Timeline, in February of 2017.

Bergmark received her Master’s Degree in 2012 in percussion performance from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Fernando Meza and directed the U of M Steel Band. She is a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University in percussion performance, and a student of Greg Beyer, Robert Chappell, and Rich Holly, and also played with NIU's World Steel Band under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis. 

Krissy enjoys teaching percussion ensemble, percussion lessons, and marching percussion at both Farmington High School and Lakeville South High School. In addition, Krissy has also curated a steel band and honors quartet at Lakeville South High School. Krissy performs with her world/jazz fusion percussion-based group Matra, folk/newgrass-inspired trio Piciformes, modern flamenco guitarist Ben Abrahamson, and has played with the Pan-handler Steel Band (http:// since 2014. She also currently serves as the Vice President for the Minnesota Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.