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.
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
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