100 Word Bio
Avante-Garde percussionist Marilyn Clark Silva blends balletic gestures with mesmerizing sounds to create richly immersive performances that can be experienced through the eyes and ears equally. Her original music for marimba blends elements of classical, jazz, contemporary, and resonant soundscapes, which can be heard on her latest album, Elemental. She also reimagines jazz standards on a steel pan/drumset hybrid, and performs with theatre companies, dance companies, and chamber ensembles. Marilyn has a Doctorate (DMA) in percussion performance, a 600 hour certification as a yoga teacher, and two spoiled rescue dogs.
250 Word Bio
Dr. Marilyn K. Clark Silva is an internationally recognized percussionist, Marimba One Artist, Arizona Teaching Artist, composer, and yoga teacher. She headlined the 2019 OME New Music Festival with her show Elemental, served as a Resident Artist at Tempe Center for the Arts, and wrote and performed original scores for productions of Some Velvet Morning by Neil LaBute and Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl. She recorded three albums with Tandem Duo, Bars and Bows, Velvet Scraps, and Dear Elizabeth, and in 2016 produced the international Kondo Festival. Her solo album, Elemental, was released Fall 2019. She presented at the 2019 International Women in Brass Conference, 2018 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Convention, 2018 Arizona Coalition for Military Families Symposium, 2017 Arizona Brain Injury Alliance Convention, 2016 American Harp Society, Inc. National Conference, and 2015 College Music Society National Convention. She was featured on the Interference Concert Series, writes literature reviews for Percussive Notes, and was interviewed on MPR, KBACH, Panama National Radio, and PBS. Dr. Clark Silva received her BM from CSU Sacramento, MM from Arizona State University, D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a 600 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification with specialty certifications in the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra and Yoga Body Psychology from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. When not performing, writing, or teaching Dr. Clark Silva volunteers in animal rescue and dabbles in wood working.