Lindsey Hartfelder is an active percussion educator, arranger, and performer in the Dallas, TX area. She originally hails from the East Coast and holds bachelor's degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Delaware where she was the Marching Percussion Graduate Teaching Assistant. During her time in school, she has studied with Thom Hannum, Ayano Kataoka, Mike Compitello, Jim Ancona, Harvey Price, Orlando Cotto, and Tom Palmer.
As an invested performer and arts entrepreneur, she interned with Vic Firth Company and Zildjian’s educational team, and in recent years has performed with So Percussion in their production A Gun Show, the Boston premiere of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams, and in Dr. Iain Moyer and Jason Ihnat’s 2016 PASIC clinic on front ensemble arranging and instructing. At UMass she received a research grant from the Commonwealth Honors College for her research on modern percussion performance practice and was a finalist performer in the First Annual Chair's Showcase Recital. She has performed in venues such as Boston Symphony Hall, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and various stadiums across the country. She has enjoyed arranging music for high school marching band performances as well as for the University of Massachusetts Marimba Band.
Lindsey began her marching arts career with the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2012, and performed with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps front ensemble during the 2013-2015 seasons. During the 2013 season, she was a part of the percussion ensemble that won the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award. She also performed with the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band percussion section from 2012 to 2015 under the instruction of Thom Hannum, who awarded her the Vic Firth Scholarship. She was also chosen as a member of Spirit of America's 2017 Dubai Project front ensemble.
Most recently, she traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to perform at the 2018 World Saxophone Congress, was a guest percussionist in the concert New Music Delaware: The Legacy of George Crumb, and performed in Spain with the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble on a 10-day tour.
Lindsey has been a member of team Coppell since 2019, starting as the JV front ensemble instructor and teaching private lessons. She is currently a front ensemble instructor at The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, and previously has served as a front ensemble caption head at 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps. She has taught a variety of other ensembles including United Percussion and several high schools on the east coast. Lindsey proudly represents Vic Firth and Zildjian.