Who are we?

It all started as a small group of friends coming together and seeking support among fellow music students. We know how challenging it is to succeed in today’s world as a musician, and we want to help.

We are musicians, students, teachers, accountants, and entrepreneurs. We don’t just play the marimba; in fact, some of us don’t even play music right now. Each staff and volunteer is different in many ways, but we are all the same when it comes to our mission: cultivating the next generation of musicians and helping them bring the marimba to more people.

What do we do?

At Southern California Marimba, we want to become the major platform for marimba professional development in our area. We regularly provide educational opportunities for students, performing outlets for artists, and opportunities for marimba enthusiasts to become a part of the marimba community.

Why do we do this?

Many local schools have been offering percussion programs, resulting in a recent surge of rising percussionists and marimba specialists. Most students, however, do not have the opportunity to network with marimba artists and grow their own professional career. SCM seeks to fill in those needs by providing educational programs for students, performing occasions for artists, and a supporting community for anyone who enjoys the instrument.

Want to give us a hand?

As a young nonprofit, we appreciate all kinds of help in growing the organization. If you are interested in supporting marimba artists and spreading awareness about the instrument, please let us know through the Contact page.

Whether your skills are in music performance, marketing, finance, education, networking, or volunteering in events, please give us a few words about what you would like to do at SCM and we will get back to you shortly. Everyone is welcome to join the community!