SCM’s 2019 International Artist Competition aims to create an educational platform for up-and-coming marimbists from all over the world to network, compete, and grow professionally. Through the competition, we hope to discover promising young artists and help them launch their career in music.

This season, we are happy to announce our very first marimba competition taking place at Chapman University’s Salmon Recital Hall (One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866) from May 31-June 2, 2019.

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

SCHOLASTIC SOLO: $50 application fee (grades 6-12 at the time of registration)

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

COLLEGIATE SOLO: $75 application fee (ages 18-30 at the time of registration)

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

OPEN DUO: $90 application fee (for all ages): marimba + any other instrument

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

CRITERIA

Southern California Marimba’s 2019 International Artist Competition is now open in three categories:

  • Scholastic Solo (grades 6-12 at the time of registration)
  • Collegiate Solo (ages 18-30 at the time of registration)
  • Open Duo (for all ages): marimba + any other instrument

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Please click HERE to apply online for the competition. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Complete application form, including sheet music and audio file(s) upload
  • Registration fee (see below)

After you submit both the online form and payment, SCM will send you an email to confirm that your application process is complete.

REGISTRATION FEES

Below are the registration fees for each category:

  • Scholastic Solo: 50 USD per application
  • Collegiate Solo: 75 USD per application
  • Open Duo: 90 USD per application

The registration fee can be paid through the PayPal links below after completing your online form. This fee is non-refundable. 

No PayPal account is required. Please select the Pay with Debit or Credit Card option if you do not have a PayPal account.

DEADLINES

  • Application/audio submission  –  January 18, 2019 – extended to January 20, 2019
  • Semi-finalists announcement  –  March 1, 2019
  • Live semi-final and final rounds  –  May 31 to June 2, 2019

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR APPLICATION

  • All applicants will receive constructive feedback from our judges for the audio round.
  • We will accept approximately 12 scholastic, 12 collegiate, and 4 duos for the live rounds taking place at Chapman University.
  • Along with participating in the live rounds, semi-finalists will receive the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, attend an evening concert by our judges, and network with some of the best artists of our generation.
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