SCM biennially hosts the International Artist Competition (IAC) to create an educational platform for up-and-coming marimbists from all over the world to network, compete, and grow professionally. The competition welcomes musicians from all over the world to compete in three categories: Scholastic Solo, Collegiate Solo, and Open Duo. After an audio round via online applications, selected participants will compete in the semi-final and final rounds.

All events will take place online over 2 weekends from June 18-20 and 25-27, 2021. The semi-final and final-rounds, along with the judges’ concert, will be livestreamed and open to the public. Up-and-coming percussionists from all over the world will showcase their talents under three categories: Scholastic Solo, Collegiate Solo, and Open Duo. The IAC will also offer valuable events throughout the live competition, such as the judges’ masterclasses, concerts, and networking opportunies.

CATEGORIES

SCHOLASTIC SOLO: grades 9-12

  • 1st Prize: $500 + merchandise from our sponsors
  • 2nd Prize: $250 + merchandise from our sponsors
  • 3rd Prize: merchandise from our sponsors
  • 4th Prize: merchandise from our sponsors

COLLEGIATE SOLO: ages 18-30

  • 1st Prize: $1000 + merchandise from our sponsors
  • 2nd Prize: $500 + merchandise from our sponsors
  • 3rd Prize: merchandise from our sponsors
  • 4th Prize: merchandise from our sponsors

OPEN DUO: all ages (marimba + any other instrument)

  • 1st Prize: $1000 + merchandise from our sponsors
  • 2nd Prize: merchandise from our sponsors
  • 3rd Prize: merchandise from our sponsors

COMPETITION DEADLINES

  • Application + audio submitted  –  January 24, 2021
  • Semi-finalists announcement  –  March 1, 2021
  • Semi-final + final videos submitted – May 1, 2021
  • Finalists announcement – June 20, 2021
  • Awards ceremony – June 27, 2021

Livestream Dates
Saturday, 6/19: Scholastic Solo & Open Duo Semi-finals
Sunday, 6/20: Collegiate Solo Semi-finals and Finalist Announcement
Saturday, 6/26: Judges’ Concert and Interview
Sunday, 6/27: Final Round (all categories) and Awards Ceremony

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