(L to R): Raychel Taylor, Matt Schneider, Noel Streacker, Elena Ross, Ethan Martin, Gregory Beyer.
Annual Holiday Performance at the DeKalb Public Library, December 4, 2021. Photo by Cole Freeman


Arcomusical doesn’t miss a beat. The sextet is so tuned in to one another that at times it becomes difficult (if not impossible) to tell where one instrument ends and another begins. The players are so precise, so blissfully engaged with their instruments and one another that the individual pieces and the individual players melt away, and you begin to discover the uniquely captivating character of the instrument itself.”

– Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion, December 5, 2016

“A wonderful musical experience with accomplished musicians, friends and a sunny quad. Arcomusical helped create a great memory for my first face to face gathering of 2021!”

– Audience Member, May 12, 2021


Arcomusical is an ensemble with a unique mission…reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through powerful chamber music. The ensemble commissions, collaborates, arranges and composes new works that generate spellbinding and uniquely beautiful musical performances. Their repertoire ranges from solos to sextets to concerti.

In 2013, Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb began composing a chamber music cycle that would generate the material for a first recording. Arcomusical was founded in 2016 upon the release of that first album, MeiaMeia (Innova Recordings). The ensemble has since released two more albums, 2019’s Spinning in the Wheel (National Sawdust Tracks) and 2022’s Emigre and Exile (Panoramic / New Focus Recordings).




Ithaca College Residency, Ithaca, NY


University of California Davis: Virtual Residency

DeKalb Drama and Arts Club, DeKalb, IL

Constellations Chamber Concerts, Washington, D.C.

Chamber Music on the Fox Summer Program, Lord’s Park Zoo, Elgin, IL

Cornfest Community Stage, DeKalb, IL

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

DeKalb County Culture Celebration, Hopkins Park, DeKalb, IL

Chamber Music America Residency @ DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI

Hungry Brain with Matt Ulery, Chicago, IL

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo, MI

Annual Holiday Concert, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL


Cherry Valley Public LIbrary, Cherry Valley, IL


University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point, WI

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Central College, Pella, IA

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Constellation, Chicago, IL

Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY

Five Senses Festival, Washington, CT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Elon University, Elon, NC

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN

Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, IL

DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL

Kaneland Fine Arts Festival, Maple Park, IL


International Bow Music Conference, Durban, South Africa

One Tree Many Branches, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Present Music, Milwaukee, WI

Constellation, Chicago, IL

Ella Johnson Memorial Library, Hampshire, IL

Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, IL

DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL


Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

The SAVVY Chamber Competition, Columbia, SC

Percussion Festival, National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

UMASS-Amherst, Amherst, MA

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The Juilliard School, New York City, NY

Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


International Bow Music Conference, Durban, South Africa

Ear Taxi Festival, Harris Theatre, Chicago, IL

Frequency Series, Constellation, Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL


Winter Festival, Ouro Preto and Mariana, Brazil

Fundação de Educação Artistica, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

Barracão d’Angola, Serra Grande, Brazil

International Capoeira Angola Foundation Conference, Chicago, IL


Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

Gebhard Woods Folk Music Festival, Morris, IL


International Capoeira Angola Foundation Conference, Chicago, IL