SCM NEWS

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

2019 International Artist Competition: That’s a Wrap!

Even now, while tying up the final details of our first competition, everything still feels surreal to look back upon. The idea of having a marimba competition kept coming up for many years, but it seemed like a pipe dream: we were understaffed and underfunded. Eventually, with a lot of hours and a lot of … Continue reading 2019 International Artist Competition: That’s a Wrap!

Join Us At The 2019 International Artist Competition!

Only less than a month until the 2019 International Artist Competition weekend! We are so excited to finish up the last steps of creating a great weekend of percussion music this coming May 31 to June 2 at Chapman University! 34 up-and-coming percussionists from all over the world will reveal their talents under three categories: … Continue reading Join Us At The 2019 International Artist Competition!

SCM Presents: the 2019 International Artist Competition

*The deadline for applications and audio submissions has been extended to January 20, 2019.We are thrilled to announce that SCM will hold its first international marimba competition on May 31-June 2, 2019 at Chapman University's Salmon Recital Hall (One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866).The 2019 International Artist Competition aims to bring people together and provide an educational experience … Continue reading SCM Presents: the 2019 International Artist Competition

SCM 7th Series: Heartland Marimba Quartet

SCM is proud to present its 7th concert series: Heartland Marimba Quartet on February 24th at Harbor Christian Church! Heartland Marimba Quartet is a dynamic ensemble within the Heartland Marima organization, made up of four marimba specialists of excitingly different backgrounds and styles of performance. Featuring Matthew Coley, Michael J. Jones, Joe Millea, and Abby Fisher, the quartet possesses some of the most creative forces … Continue reading SCM 7th Series: Heartland Marimba Quartet

SCM is now a 501(c)(3) organization!

We hope that this is a special time for everyone to celebrate our joys in life and the hardships we have endured together with our family and friends this year. Looking back, we are so grateful to have successfully completed our 6th concert series with Naoko Takada last April and for all of you who … Continue reading SCM is now a 501(c)(3) organization!

A Look at Naoko Takada in Recital

All of us here at Southern California Marimba would like to give our heartfelt thanks to you for making our 6th series another success! Thanks to your continued support and enthusiasm, we were able to host internationally renowned artist Naoko Takada and have our first masterclass through SCM. Several students worked with Naoko during her … Continue reading A Look at Naoko Takada in Recital