Use our questions below to figure out which one suits you best!
Do you only want to watch the concerts?
NO TICKET NEEDED if you just want to watch any of the three FREE Marimbafest public concerts: the Artist Concert (Friday), the Grand Concert (Saturday) and the Gala Concert (Sunday). You don't need to register - just come!
Do you only want to watch certain classes?
If you're only interested in seeing one or two classes, or are on a budget, then our SINGLE ENTRY PASS is for you! All Marimbafest workshops can be observed passively by any non-participants for just $30 per person per workshop. You don't need to register for this option. Simply buy the SINGLE ENTRY PASS at the door of the workshop you wish to go to!
Are you only interested in the Marimba Competition?
If you just want to participate in our Open Marimba Competition and not attend any classes, our affordable COMPETITION ONLY PASS is for you! This lets you participate fully in the Competition, where you will perform solo and potentially win some prizes. You will also receive feedback on your performance from our judging panel to help you with your development as a player. Register below to sign up for the COMPETITION ONLY PASS!
Do you want the full Marimbafest festival experience? (Recommended option)
If you want to get the most out of Marimbafest, we highly recommend our most comprehensive ticket option, the FESTIVAL PASS! The FESTIVAL PASS allows you to enjoy all of Marimbafest as a festival participant.
Learn new things about marimba performance and composition by actively participating in all intensive masterclasses and workshops. Showcase your skills and potentially win prizes byparticipating in the Open Marimba Competition. Rehearse intensively with faculty and perform in public concerts alongside your fellow participants in the Marimbafest Festival Ensemble. Find out more about your playing with a private lesson with the faculty of your choice. You can do all this and more with the FESTIVAL PASS.
OUR 2020 SPONSORS
Introducing the Marimbafest 2020 sponsor network helping us make Marimbafest happen
Located in the city of Perth, UWA is a research-intensive university ranked in the world's top 1% of academic institutions. We gratefully acknowledge the University's Community Partnerships Program for supporting Marimbafest 2019.
Edition Svitzer will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019.
Edition Svitzer's high quality of our sheet music aims to nurture the relationship between musician and musical work, providing years of continued pleasure. Founded by Johan and Henrik Svitzer in Copenhagen, Edition Svitzer publishes high quality, hand engraved sheet music that sets the standard for sheet music around the world. We thank Edition Svitzer for supporting our participants with over $1,000 worth of gifts and prizes.
Based in Nashville, Tennesee, Innovative Percussion is one of the world's largest mallet, stick, and accessory manufacturers. Renowned artists worldwide endorse Innovative Percussion products. We thank Innovative Percussion for supporting our faculty and participants with over $800 worth of gifts and prizes.
CORAY Percussion will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019, represented by Gip Chan (Hong Kong).
Based in Hong Kong, CORAY Percussion specialises in affordable instruments and mallets for students, including desktop xylophones, glockenspiels, keyboard and timpani mallets, drum sticks all available at a low price. We thank CORAY Percussion for supporting our participants with over $2,500 worth of gifts and prizes.
Artifact Percussion believes in people over profit, quality materials, thoughful craftsmanship, and USA-made. Artifact Percussion creates numerous models of drums, sticks, custom mallets and more for every level of percussionist. We thank Artifact Percussion for supporting our participants with over $1,000 worth of gifts and prizes.
Directed by Gip Chan, GipPercussion Ensemble is an established ensemble program for young percussionists in Hong Kong. With regular performances, HKGPE educational events and presentations both locally and internationally and performers of all ages. We thank GipPercussion for their support in bringing their representative, Gip Chan, over to Perth for Marimbafest 2019.
Blackeye Productions is the Australian Percussion Academy's publishing house. Blackeye specialises in the publishing of concert and classroom percussion sheet music, including original works, arrangements and transcriptions for all percussion instruments. We thank Blackeye Productions for supporting our participants with over $100 worth of gifts and prizes.
Just Percussion will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019.
Just Percussion is a major retailer of percussion gear and equipment in Brisbane. Headed by Tom O'Kelly, Just Percussion serves as a resource for students, educators and professionals across Australia. We thank Just Percussion for supporting our participants with over $500 worth of gifts and prizes.
Nestled in the heart of busy Subiaco, Woodpeckers Woodfired Restaurant and Cafe serves authentic gourmet pizzas and Italian cuisine in a casual upscale dining experience. We thank Woodpeckers for their hard work catering for our participants, faculty, staff and guests for the Marimbafest 2019 Opening Reception.
St Catherine's on Park is a luxury serviced apartment service located just within walking distance of the UWA Conservatorium of Music. Marimbafest Australia is pleased to be hosting faculty, staff and participants at St Catherine's in July and we thank St Catherine's for their support.
Marimbafest is proud to call the UWA Conservatorium of Music its home for 2019. The Conservatorium is amongst the top 50 performing arts schools in the world, and is the number one performing arts school in Western Australia. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Conservatorium in helping us host this incredible event.
Marimba One will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019.
Founded by legendary marimba maker Ron Samuels in 1980, Marimba One is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality handmade rosewood marimbas in the world. Marimba One's marimbas, mallets and vibraphones receive international acclaim for their innovative design, attention to detail and signature sound quality. We thank Marimba One for supporting our participants with over $10,000 worth of instruments, gifts and prizes.
Known for their signature latex technology, every Encore mallet is assembled with an eye toward quality. Experienced percussionists check for uniform mallethead diameter. These are just a few details that work together to provide a solid foundation for percussionists pursuing excellence. We thank Encore Mallets for supporting our participants with over $2,500 worth of gifts and prizes.
Buffalo Marimba & Drums will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019, represented by Wendy Cheng (Taiwan).
Based in Taiwan, Buffalo Marimba and Drums is an international retailer that specialises in affordable instruments, including marimbas, drums and practice equipment for students and professionals alike. We thank Buffalo Marimba & Drums for supporting our participants with over $700 worth of gifts and prizes.
Mode Marimba will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019, represented by John Glowka (USA).
Mode Marimba, a leading marimba manufacturer, produces 5.0 octave synthetic marimbas made of a proprietary synthetic material that replicates the sound and resonance of rosewood, all available at a much more affordable price. A Mode Marimba 5.0 octave marimba will be in use at Marimbafest 2019. We thank Mode Marimba for their support in bringing their CEO, John Glowka, over to Perth for Marimbafest 2019.
The Nick Parnell Percussion Academy was founded in 2016 and aims to support percussionists and teachers of all levels. The NPPA provides marimba hire services for students and schools Australia-wide and will provide some instruments for Marimbafest 2019. We thank NPPA for supporting our participants with over $1,000 worth of gifts and prizes.
Optimum Percussion will have items for sale at Marimbafest 2019.
Optimum offer Australia's largest range of percussion sticks, mallets and sheet music as well as concert and orchestral percussion instruments. Optimum deals with professional and students percussionists, music teachers, schools, universities, and orchestras all over Australia. We thank Optimum Percussion for supporting our participants with over $10,000 worth of instruments, gifts and prizes.
Groove Warehouse is a major retail, performance and education venue located in Hume, ACT. Led by Gary France, Groove Warehouse retails all kinds of percussion, drums, world and educational materials for customers around Australia. We thank Groove Warehouse for supporting our participants with over $150 worth of gifts and prizes.
Located in the cultural hub of Morley, The Wang's Treasure House is an upscale Chinese restaurant specialising in seafood, dim sum and other specialities. We thank The Wang's Treasure House for their hard work catering for our festival participants, faculty and staff throughout the week.