Lindsey Eastham (b. 1993) is a contemporary percussionist who is passionate about creating new music and exciting performances. A southern California native, Lindsey is currently based out of Ithaca, New York after finishing her graduate studies at Ithaca College with Gordon Stout. Aside from teaching and performing in and around Ithaca, Lindsey is also internationally active with Hiromu Nagahama in their acclaimed mallet duo, EASTHAMA.
Winners of the Southern California International Marimba Competition (2014) and the Great Plains International Marimba Competition (2017), EASTHAMA have premiered new works for percussion duo by Gordon Stout and Dallas Joseph Howard, as well as the U.S. premiere of Maciej Malecki's double concerto Contemplations at the Fountain with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in 2017. EASTHAMA have performed at the After Dinner Mint Concert Series (2017); at the Southern California Marimba Concert Series (2016); and with the World Percussion Group during their European tour in the Summer of 2017, where they performed at many institutions, including The Sibelius Academy and The Royal Danish School of Music.
Lindsey and Dallas Joseph Howard co-direct Un/Pitched: New Music Network, an organization aiming to connect communities of instrumentalists and composers to create new and fresh performances. Since it’s inception in early 2017, Un/Pitched has completed a call for scores for percussion trio, hosted two performances of the winner’s music by the Un/Pitched Percussion Trio at Ithaca College and Cornell University, as well as presented a full orchestral program of works by local composers performed by the Un/Pitched Sandbox Orchestra. Lindsey and Dallas, alongside their amazing team (Sergio Cote, Emmanuel Berrido, and Keehun Nam) are currently pursuing funding so that Un/Pitched’s network can expand nationally this next season.
An experienced educator, Lindsey has taught percussion and piano privately since 2014, and from 2016-2018 taught a class on percussion methods to music education majors alongside a studio of music minor and non-major percussion students at Ithaca College. As a visiting artist, Lindsey continues to share her passion for new music through clinics and masterclasses, and has presented at institutions including Houghton College; Texas A&M University Commerce; Cal Poly Pomona; and The Sibelius Academy.