Krissy Bergmark


Krissy Bergmark is a tabla player, percussionist, and composer in the Twin Cities. Bergmark centers her work on bringing tabla to new genres and cross-genres through composition and performance. She has received commissions and grants through the Cedar Commissions, the Jerome Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for her tabla studies and compositions for tabla, percussion, and strings. She was also a participant in the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at Banff Center for Arts and Creativity in 2018, and Silkroad Ensemble’s Global Musician Workshop in 2016. She performs with her progressive folk trio Sprig of That, experimental global folk trio Piciformes, modern flamenco guitarist Ben Abrahamson, as a solo artist with her percussion-based solo set trio, Concentric Spaces, and a variety of other musicians in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Chicago, and New York. Krissy is a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota.  She is an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Gustavus Adolphus College, and currently serves as the President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Krissy endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets. You can stay updated on her latest recordings, projects, and performances via Facebook and Instagram, and her website


M.M. Percussion Performance, B.M. Percussion Performance

Areas of Expertise

tabla, percussion, and music of North India

Courses Taught

MUS-177 (Percussion Ensemble), MUS-260 (Percussion), and MUS-360 (Percussion)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-260 Percussion 7 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2018/SP
MUS-360 Percussion 7 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2018/SP
MUS-177 Percussion Ensemble 6 2020/FA, 2020/SP, and 2019/FA
MUS-102 Music of World Cultures 3 2021/SP, 2020/SP, and 2019/SP