Matt O’Koren

Drums & Percussion

Matt O’Koren

About Matt O’Koren

Matt is a classically trained percussionist with comprehensive performance, management and studio experience. A two-time featured soloist for the American Symphony Orchestra, Matt has performed, recorded and toured throughout the US and Europe, collaborating with the likes of Jönsi and Alex, Daniel Lopatin, Paul Corley, Gabi and Alexander Turnquist.

As a percussion performance major at Bard college, Matt studied pitched and non-pitched percussion with jazz veteran Thurman Barker, renowned contemporary composer Joan Tower and NYC-based percussionist Matthew Gold.

As he explores new forms of electronic percussion and digital composition, Matt continues to embrace the power of live performance, acoustic drumming and group improvisation.

He is currently writing and recording for the Denver-based studio project Pink Mage, and composing solo work with a focus on constructive rhythmic and harmonic meditation (

He’s excited to start this percussion program at Dana V Music!