At Southern California Marimba, we are dedicated to 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 semi-finalists will gather and compete live in the semi-final and final rounds throughout a three-day event.

As the IAC aims to be an educational platform that benefits participants professionally, it also offers other valuable events throughout the competition weekend, such as judges’ masterclasses, a judges’ concert, and a networking social. Additionally, every participant will receive feedback from the judges after each round.

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2019 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST COMPETITION