Marc Akiyama is a composer, lyricist, and percussionist. He is a graduate of New York University's Steinhardt Percussion Performance Program under the direction of virtuoso timpanist Jonathan Haas. He's studied writing for concert and musical theatre with Dr. Steven Rosenhaus, as well as orchestral conducting with Roger Mahadeen. Marc attended the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ New York Mentor Program with accomplished film composer Chris Hajian, and the Palomar Film Music Workshop with Emmy award winning composer Larry Groupé.
In addition to scoring independent short films, more recently Marc was involved in San Diego's professional theatre as a musician for New Village Arts and Intrepid Theatre Company’s co-production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and as the assistant music director and musician for New Village Arts’ The Secret Garden. Marc also performs with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus.
Landon Akiyama is a lyricist, composer, and guitarist. He has studied jazz guitar with New York jazz guitarist Peter Mazza and is currently pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Miami. He has previously studied guitar performance at Berklee College of Music and Wagner College, as well as theatre performance at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Aside from working with music and film, Landon worked with University of Miami's Frost School of Music customer relations. He is currently the production director for Piper's Angels, a nonprofit foundation in the cystic fibrosis community that focuses on improving the quality of life through ocean water activities such as paddle boarding and surfing.