Simon D. Carroll (co-music director/composer/ percussionist/teaching artist) is an active musician in the world, pop and orchestral music scene of Los Angeles. Simon is also member of Los Angeles bands Samba Society, MôForró, Os Zagueiros, and Delta Nove. Simon is the timpanist for the Música Angélica Baroque Orchestra. Simon is a classically trained musician at California State University of Northridge in Orchestral Percussion, Jazz, and Composition. He is a Afro-Brazilian music with Viver Brasil through LA’s Best and trains capoeira with Mestre Amen Santos at Brasil Brasil Cultural Center. He joined Viver Brasil in 2013.