About the Competition

 

 

The Great Plains International Marimba Competition seeks to provide an avenue for musical growth of young marimbists around the world through educational and competitive experiences. This competition seeks to help educate student musicians and to contribute to the quality and evolution of marimba performance.  Competitors will prepare solo marimba repertoire from a prescribed list and compete in a taped round for a chance to compete in the live rounds. The live rounds will be hosted at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.

Executive Director
Dane Romano

 

Congratulations to David Reeves on being selected as the winner of the 2018 Composition Competition! His piece “Slowly, Agitated” will be used as the 2018 Compulsory piece in the Collegiate/Open Solo Division! Please visit the composition tab to listen to audio of the piece.

 6th Annual GPIMC 2018 Competition Dates

Audio Round Dates: The deadline to submit for the audio round as been extended through April 6th, 2018!

SEMI-FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT ON OR BEFORE MAY 6th, 2018

Semi-Final/Final Rounds of Competition: July 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 2018

Our 2018 competition will be hosted at Oklahoma City University!

2018 Audio Round Judge

Christopher Deane – University of North Texas 

2018 Live Round Judges

Dr. Pius Cheung – University of Oregon

Dr. Brian Zator – Texas A&M University-Commerce

Dr. David Steffens – Oklahoma City University

Official Sponsors 

Oklahoma City University, Wanda L. Bass School of Music 

WANDA L. BASS FOUNDATION

Putnam City North Band Boosters

Chris Harris, Steve Craft and the Owasso H.S. Percussion Program

Dr. Lance Drege, Dr. Andrew Richardson and the University of Oklahoma Percussion Program

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