Hello all, We are so excited to finally announce the semi-finalists of the 2023 International Artist Competition! Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in the first round. 🎉 Thank you to our three wonderful judges--Matthew Lau, Omar Carmenates, and Nanae Mimura--for listening to so many marimba recordings. Out of all the amazing submissions, … Continue reading SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT
2021 IAC Conclusion
Was the 2021 IAC what we envisioned? When we wrapped up our first ever International Artist Competition in 2019, we were exhausted but already excited for the next one. We thought, "We'll be able to improve everything next time," and "Things will definitely be less stressful since we know what to expect." Less than a … Continue reading 2021 IAC Conclusion
2019 IAC Interviews: Filament Duo
We are counting down the weeks until Southern California Marimba's 2nd International Artist Competition! Things look a lot different this time due to the pandemic, but we are looking forward to it and hope it will still be a great experience for everyone. While this year's semi-finalists prepare for the 2nd round of the competition, … Continue reading 2019 IAC Interviews: Filament Duo
2019 IAC Interviews: Mio Fujimoto
We are counting down the weeks until Southern California Marimba's 2nd International Artist Competition! Things look a lot different this time due to the pandemic, but we are looking forward to it and hope it will still be a great experience for everyone. While this year's semi-finalists prepare for the 2nd round of the competition, … Continue reading 2019 IAC Interviews: Mio Fujimoto
2019 IAC Interviews: Jason Chen
SCM interviewed Jason Chen, the 1st prize winner in two categories of the 2019 IAC: Solo Collegiate and Open Duo!
2019 IAC Interviews: Wan Yoon
Interview with Wan Yoon, winner of the Scholastic Category in the 2019 International Artist Competition hosted by Southern California Marimba.
Our Response to Recent Events
*Updated 6/9/20: We are so sorry to greet you through this message following the news of George Floyd's appalling murder. As a society, we have failed to protect the lives of our Black community and respond to their suffering in the hands of our broken justice system. We recognize that our music industry also perpetuates … Continue reading Our Response to Recent Events
Looking Back on 2019: Remarkable and Memorable!
On December 14, we celebrated the end of a memorable year with many friends and community members at our 2019 Holiday Fundraising Concert (Harbor Christian Church, Newport Beach, CA). This was the first time that we featured local youths in our concert. Seeing their musicality and maturity while performing alongside other marimba artists filled us with hope and … Continue reading Looking Back on 2019: Remarkable and Memorable!
Celebrate the season with us: SCM Holiday Fundraising Concert on Dec. 14!
This holiday season, we are celebrating with marimba music, good food, and community mingling. If you're around, come join our Holiday Fundraising Concert at 4pm on December 14 at Harbor Christian Church (Newport Beach, CA). We would love to celebrate our milestones with you and share what we have to offer in the future. In … Continue reading Celebrate the season with us: SCM Holiday Fundraising Concert on Dec. 14!
2019 IAC: A Participant’s Story
Last month, we came across a Korean article featuring Wan Yoon, our 1st Prize Scholastic Division winner of the the 2019 International Artist Competition! The article relives the competition weekend from his point of view and reveals his preparation process for the competition. Our team felt especially touched to learn how the competition has helped … Continue reading 2019 IAC: A Participant’s Story