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

The GPIMC would like to congratulate Cameron Brown on his winning composition “Fleet”This piece will serve as the 2019 Compulsory Piece for the Collegiate/Open Solo Division Final Round!

 7th Annual GPIMC 2019 Competition Dates

Audion Round Dates: December 1st, 2018- April 5th, 2019

Semi-Final/Final Rounds of Competition: June 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 2019

Our 2019 competition will be hosted at Oklahoma City University!

2019 Audio Round Judge

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

2019 Live Round Judges

Ji Hye Jung – Vanderbilt University

She-e Wu – Northwestern University

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

Dr. Andrew Richardson and the University of Oklahoma Percussion Program

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