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 the 2018 Great Plains International Marimba Competition Winners!

Open Duo Division
3rd Place
Prism Percussion Duo
Tanner Brown & Grayson Rushing
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2nd Place
Prosper High School Duo
Maddie Wallace & Madeline Duran
Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas

1st Place
3rd Ward Duo
Zachary Luftop & Daniel Vila
University of Houston, Houston, Texas

High School Solo Division
3rd Place
Isaac Chiang
Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound, Texas

2nd Place
Ava Machado
Grapevine High School, Grapevine, Texas

1st Place
Jonas Koh
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California

Collegiate/Open Solo Division
6th Place
Michael Crane
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

5th Place
Elise Chi Man Liu
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York

4th Place
Sachi Gullbrants
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

3rd Place
Kazuomi Motoike
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

2nd Place
Christina Cheon
Irvine, California

1st Place
Robert Chapman
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

 7th Annual GPIMC 2019 Competition Dates

Semi-Final/Final Rounds of Competition: TBA

Our 2019 competition will be hosted at Oklahoma City University!

2019 Audio Round Judge


2019 Live Round Judges




Official Sponsors 

Oklahoma City University, Wanda L. Bass School of Music 


Putnam City North Band Boosters

Dr. Andrew Richardson and the University of Oklahoma Percussion Program

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