At Southern California Marimba, we are dedicated in supporting the professional development of marimba students and artists through educational programs and performing opportunities. Besides frequently providing local clinics, masterclasses, and concerts, 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 over 2 weekends.

As the IAC aims to become an educational platform that benefits participants professionally, it also offers other valuable events throughout the competition weekend, such as the judges’ masterclasses, concerts, and networking socials.

Click here for more information on the 2021 Online IAC! Past competition: 2019 IAC