2018 Great Plains International Marimba Competition
Composition Contest: Work for Solo Marimba
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!
Below is the Audio for the compulsory piece:
Duration: 3:00-6:00 minutes
Instrument Range: 5.0 Octave Marimba
This competition seeks a technically challenging solo marimba work that requires four mallets. Submissions must include a digital mock up or recording of the piece and two copies of the score. One score with your name as composer, and one score with no name printed.
All submissions will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges.
Please e-mail your completed submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Criteria for selection
- Meets requirements: duration, instrument range
- Technical level appropriate for an international collegiate competition
- Engages the listener
- Contributes to and/or advances the repertory
Entry Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018
After the winning piece has been chosen a recording or mock up will be posted to the competition website.
Collegiate finalists (up to 6 performers) will perform the piece at the live competition on July 8th, 2018.
Recordings of the final round performances will be given to the composer.