Board of Directors

PARTCH Ensemble
991 E Rio Grande St
Pasadena, CA 91104

A California Non-Profit Organization since 2018.

  • T.J. Troy - President

    Grammy® Award-winning artist T.J. Troy has furnished much of the Bass Marimba work on PARTCH's creative output since being recruited to the ensemble in 2004. A veteran of the Los Angeles professional music community, Mr. Troy's work as a triple threat drummer and percussionist (Western orchestral percussion, World percussion, and drum set) have made one of the most sought after percussion artists of his generation. Also a composer and producer, Mr. Troy's work with his ensemble Run Downhill has gained him critical acclaim for his mixed-media work across graphic novel (comic book) and musical landscapes. A natural leader, he has served on the governing boards of several non-profit institutions, and continues to consult both organizations and individuals throughout their professional development. In 2018, T.J. became President of PARTCH Ensemble, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
  • John Schneider - Vice President/Artistic Director

    John Schneider is the Grammy winning guitarist, composer, author, and broadcaster whose weekly television and radio programs have brought the sound of the guitar into millions of homes. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics & Music from University College Cardiff (U.K.), music degrees from the University of California, the Royal College of Music (London), and has released more than twenty CDs. He is the founding artistic director of MicroFest, PARTCH, MicroFest Records, and can be heard weekly on Pacifica Radio’s The Global Village.
  • Abby Sher - General Board Member

    Abby Sher has long felt an affinity with Harry Partch and his music. Her personal projects include a documentary about an axe sculptor from the Pacific Northwest, and a six-month performance piece to protest the war in Iraq. She’s played with the CalArts gamelan group, Burat Wangi and recently initiated the series, Music at the Wende. She looks forward to bringing PARTCH to new audiences.
  • Officers

    Alison Bjorkedal - Secretary
  • Daniel Mele, EA - Treasurer