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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
SCM is excited to present its 6th series, Naoko Takada in Recital, on April 22 at Chapman University! Headlining this season is world-renowned marimba artist Naoko Takada. "If you have any doubt that a solo mallet instrument can sustain your attention throughout an entire concert, Takada might make you change your mind," says Washington Post. Takada promises … Continue reading SCM 6th series: Naoko Takada in Recital
We are currently raising funds to receive 501(c)(3) status for Southern California Marimba! Your support in helping us achieve non-profit status will make this organization eligible for grants, tax-free donations, and other benefits that will help us move forward with our future activities. Here is a breakdown of the costs: Please go to this link for … Continue reading Help us become a nonprofit!