*Updated 6/9/20: We are so sorry to greet you through this message following the news of George Floyd's appalling murder. As a society, we have failed to protect the lives of our Black community and respond to their suffering in the hands of our broken justice system. We recognize that our music industry also perpetuates … Continue reading Our Response to Recent Events
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!