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 marimba player, and we want to help.
We are musicians, students, teachers, and white-collar workers. We don’t just play the marimba; in fact, some of us don’t even play music right now. Each staff member is different in many ways, but we are all the same when it comes to our mission: to inspire, grow, and support the marimba community.
WHAT DO WE DO?
At Southern California Marimba, we want to become the leading platform for marimba professional development and support in Southern California. We regularly provide educational programs for students, performing opportunities for artists, and a welcoming community for anyone who enjoys the marimba.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We love the marimba and believe the instrument deserves more recognition among the general public. We also recognize that marimba students and aspiring artists only have limited access to resources.
Since many local schools started offering percussion programs, there has been a surge in percussionists and marimba specialists. Most aspiring marimba players, however, do not have the opportunity to grow professionally per the lack of development programs and opportunities to connect with other marimba artists.
Our team seeks to fill in those needs by providing professional support to students and artists through our International Artist Competition, educational programs, and concerts. By inspiring and supporting marimba artists, we hope to share the beautiful sound of the marimba to more and more people.
SCM Presents: the 2019 International Artist Competition
November 20, 2018
SCM 7th Series: Heartland Marimba Quartet
January 23, 2018
SCM is now a 501(c)(3) organization!
December 20, 2017
A Look at Naoko Takada in Recital
April 24, 2017
SCM 6th series: Naoko Takada in Recital
April 4, 2017
Help us become a nonprofit!
October 5, 2016
MEET THE TEAM
Chief Executive Officer & Artistic Director
Chief Operating Officer & Marketing Director
Director of Education & Operations Manager
Director of Accounting
WANT TO GIVE US A HAND?
Every little bit goes a long way. As a nonprofit that relies entirely on voluntary efforts, we need your help to continue helping marimba students and young artists grow professionally. Find out the many ways that you can help us with below.
MANY THANKS TO
OUR PAST STAFF MEMBERS
Aaron Grisez, Logistics Manager (2014-2016) • Kelly Shin, Productions Director (2014-2019) • Rudi Massman, Operations Manager (2014-2017) • Tyler Tsunekawa, Artist Relations Manager (2016-2017)
Aaron Grisez • Alissa Teachout • Colin Horrocks • Craig Shields • David Cho • Elijah Jeong • Irwin Tsu • Jacky Nozuka • Jeremy Parr • Jinsuk Chun • Joanna Chen • Jonathan Perez • Justin Kwak • Katie Eikam • Katrina Shore • Lauren Kim • Mark Haygood • Michelle Hamano • Myungsun Kang • Paul Park • Pedro Rios • Rudi Massman • Sandra Yue • Sang Hoon Park • Sarah Lui • Shawn Park • Tim Curle • William Chinn