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.
GPIMC would like to congratulate Lucas Garner on his winning composition “Dark Reflex” This piece will serve as the Compulsory Piece for the 2016 Collegiate/Open Solo Division Final Round! Please visit the Composition Contest Tab for a biography and recording of the composition!
4th Annual GPIMC 2016 Competition Dates
Audio Round Dates: December 1st, 2015-April 5th, 2016
Semi-Final/Final Rounds of Competition: July 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 2016
Our 2016 competition will be hosted at Oklahoma City University!
Audio Round Judge
Kevin Bobo – Indiana University
Live Round Judges
Christopher Deane – University of North Texas
Ji Hye Jung – Vanderbilt University
Dr. David Steffens – Oklahoma City University
WANDA L. BASS FOUNDATION
Putnam City North Band Boosters
Steve Craft and the Bartlesville H.S. Percussion Program