KATIE EIKAM is a percussionist who performs in all styles of music ranging from classical, contemporary, and world. Primarily, she specializes in music of the 20th and 21st century, live performances, recordings, and teachings. Her engagement in the music world has involved a number of various competitions , collaborations, festivals, and workshops. Such activities include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The Southern California International Marimba Competition, the Nief-Norf summer festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, recording at Capitol Records, the Monday Evening Concert Series at Zipper Hall. She currently performs with DesoDuo, a percussion duo collaboration with Kevin Good and Quartet Friends, a two-piano and two- percussion collaboration with Richard An, Wells Leng, and Kevin Good.
As a composer, Eikam focuses on creating cross-cultural pieces for young musicians. She also creates a series of scores using non-traditional notation such as graphic scores.
EIKAM is a graduate of Chapman University, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, and holds a Bachelor of Music-Instrumental Performance (BM). At Chapman, she studied with Dr. Nicholas Terry and Dr. Justin DeHart. In 2016, Eikam attended the California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Jonathan Hepfer, Amy Knoles, Randy Gloss, Swapan Chaudhuri and Houman Pourmehdi. Eikam graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Masters of Fine Arts, Instrumenal Arts (MFA). In 2022, Eikam received her teaching credential from California State University, Northridge. Currently, she teaches band and orchestra at Van Nuys Middle School.