A NEW YEAR. A NEW MARIMBAFEST.

Marimbafest 2021 is now the Marimbafest Solo and Ensemble Competition 2021.
Introducing a 3 stage SOLO and ENSEMBLE competition exclusively for participants based within Australia.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
 
Marimbafest 2021 happens from the evening of Sunday 11th July 2021 to the evening of Friday 16th July 2021. Participants are not required to attend for the entirety of the event - please see the draft schedule for more information.
Marimbafest 2021 will happen at the UWA Conservatorium of Music in Perth, Western Australia (35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009).  The Conservatorium is located in the north-east corner of the University campus and is surrounded by ample parking areas and bus stops.
  
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
 
  • A solo marimba (1 player only) competition and chamber ensemble (2-10 players) competition
  • Masterclasses with our guest faculty members (see below)
  • Opening reception for participants and free concerts all week
  • The return of the Marimbafest Shop, featuring brands from around the world
Check the draft event schedule for more information here.
 
WHO ARE THE FACULTY MEMBERS?
Throughout the week of Marimbafest 2021, you will be guided and mentored by a faculty team from around the world.
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY ARTISTS
The following artists will present remote live masterclasses exclusively for participants.
 
Dr Matthew Lau (Hong Kong)
International Contemporary Percussion Soloist and Educator
Kana Omori (Japan)
International Marimba Virtuoso Soloist
Stephen Hall (USA)
Founder and Performer, Spectrum Ensemble
Jaime Esposito (USA)
Founder and Performer, Spectrum Ensemble
AUSTRALIAN FACULTY ARTISTS
The following artists will adjudicate and/or present in-person masterclasses exclusively for participants.
Robert Oetomo (NSW)
International Marimba Soloist and Composer
Catherine Betts (WA)
Founder and Performer, Kaboom Percussion
Joshua Webster (WA)
Founder and Performer, Kaboom Percussion
Brian Maloney (WA)
Principal Percussionist at West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Chair of Percussion at UWA Conservatorium of Music
Paul Tanner (WA)
Percussion Faculty at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Adam Tan (WA)
Marimbafest 2021 Festival Director, Host of THE STUDIO
Find out more about our Faculty here.
 
 
HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?
The Solo & Ensemble Competition will have two categories with two classes each:
SOLO MARIMBA - A CLASS: only for solo competitors under the age of 18
SOLO MARIMBA - OPEN CLASS: open category for solo competitors of all ages
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - A CLASS: only for ensemble competitors (2-10 people) all under the age of 18
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - OPEN CLASS: open category for ensemble competitors (2-10 people) of any age
Competitors will automatically be allocated to classes based on their age as of 11th July 2021. 
No other restrictions apply (e.g. nationality, school).
If you are under 18 and would like to participate in any OPEN CLASS category, please specify this during registration.
STAGE 1
ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION (BY 1ST JUNE 2021)
After registering, you will be asked to submit ONE online video of a work.
All categories EXCEPT A CLASS (ENSEMBLE) must submit works from the Repertoire List.
 
A CLASS (SOLO): you can choose from either the appropriate A CLASS or OPEN CLASS List to perform.
A CLASS (ENSEMBLE): you can choose any work of your choice, but there must be at least one (1) keyboard instrument in the ensemble
OPEN CLASS (SOLO OR ENSEMBLE): you can only choose works from the appropriate OPEN CLASS List.
Your video will be checked before you are passed to STAGE 2 by our faculty panel.
STAGE 2
LIVE COMPETITION SEMIFINALS
For SOLO and ENSEMBLE competitors
After you have passed STAGE 1, you and/or your ensemble will play one work live at Marimbafest 2021 in the respective categor(ies).
This can be the same work you used in STAGE 1.
A CLASS (SOLO): you can choose from either the appropriate A CLASS or OPEN CLASS List to perform.
A CLASS (ENSEMBLE): you can choose any work of your choice, but there must be at least one (1) keyboard instrument in the ensemble
OPEN CLASS (SOLO OR ENSEMBLE): you can only choose works from the appropriate OPEN CLASS List.
 
You will play in your respective CLASS and be eligible for that CLASS' prizes only.
FINAL STAGE
LIVE COMPETITION FINALS
For SOLO competitors
The judges will determine TOP 3 competitors from both A CLASS and OPEN CLASS solo and ensemble categories to proceed to the finals.
 
In FINAL STAGE, you must play TWO solos:
  • The Compulsory Solo for your CLASS, and
  • A solo of your choice no longer than 15 minutes (which cannot be the same as STAGES 1 and 2)
 
The Faculty Panel will then determine which finalist is the winner of the Competition.
For ENSEMBLE competitors
The judges will determine TOP 3 competitors from both A CLASS and OPEN CLASS ensemble categories to proceed to the finals.
 
In FINAL STAGE, you must play:
  • An ensemble work of your choice* no longer than 15 minutes (which cannot be the same as STAGES 1 and 2)
*Please check the instrumentation with us beforehand to make sure we have the right instruments. If you wish to bring your own for your ensemble, please also let us know.
 
The Faculty Panel will then determine which ensemble finalist is the winner of the Competition.
Marimbafest is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of activities that enhance your marimba playing and musicianship.
 
It allows you to work closely with inspirational faculty members and develop relationships with participants who share the common love of performing and listening to keyboard repertoire.
- Carissa Soares (AUSTRALIA - WA)
Marimbafest 2019 Participant
First Prize, Marimbafest Marimba Competition
University of Western Australia
 

COMPETITION PRIZES

More information on Prizes coming soon! 
Last year, the 2019 Marimbafest Marimba Competition had over $6,000 worth of major and side prizes.
2021 MAIN PRIZES - OPEN CLASS
 SOLO CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
 SOLO CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
 SOLO CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (OPEN CLASS)
2021 MAIN PRIZES - A CLASS
 SOLO CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (A CLASS)
 SOLO CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (A CLASS)
 SOLO CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (A CLASS)
 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (A CLASS)
ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (A CLASS)
 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (A CLASS)
OTHER PRIZES AND GIFTS
SIDE PRIZES TBA
PARTICIPANT GIFT PACK for all participants
Marimbafest for me was an awesome experience! I didn’t know what to expect coming from overseas into a new competition and festival, but I felt that it was very organized and very welcoming. I loved getting to know everyone and learning from the teachers and other participants.
 
 I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better time. I can’t wait to visit to Perth again, whether it’s for Marimbafest or just to eat Tim Tams. I’m glad I chose to come to this unforgettable experience.
- Austin Choi (USA)
Marimbafest 2019 Participant
New York University

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE LIST

Competitors must choose one work from the Repertoire List for STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 of the Competition.
A CLASS Competitors may choose from both A CLASS and OPEN CLASS Lists.
OPEN CLASS Competitors can ONLY choose from the OPEN CLASS List.
Works with * red asterisks * are signature solo works either composed or arranged by Marimbafest Faculty and Artists.
A CLASS SOLO REPERTOIRE LIST
Edwards, Ross   Marimba Dances   Australian Music Centre
Gerassimez, Alexej    Eravie    Edition Svitzer
Hopper, Adam    Ghost Garden    C. Alan Publications
Monkman, Jesse   Parody   Tapspace Publications
Muramatsu, Takatsugu    Land    Yano Music Publishing
Oetomo, Robert    Two Lullabies    Edition Svitzer*
Sejourne, Emmanuel    Nancy    Volton Musikverlag
Smadbeck, Paul    Virginia Tate    Keyboard Percussion Publications
Tyson, Blake    A cricket sang and set the sun    Blake Tyson
Tan, Adam    Dream    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Moon    Edition Svitzer*
OPEN CLASS SOLO REPERTOIRE LIST
Abe, Keiko    Dream of the Cherry Blossoms    Zimmermann
Abe, Keiko    Frogs    Studio 4 Productions
Abe, Keiko    Itsuki Fantasy for Six Mallets    Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Marimba d'amore    Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Memories of the Seashore    Schott
Abe, Keiko   Variations on Japanese Children Songs   Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Wind in the Bamboo Grove    Schott
Arlen, Harold    Over The Rainbow  (arr. Robert Oetomo)    Tapspace Publications*
Berg, Daniel    Blue Memories    Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel   Fantasy and Toccata   Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel    Helios    Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel   Phoenix   Edition Svitzer
Bilic, Ivana   Tafate   Edition Svitzer
Burritt, Michael    October Night    Alfred Music
Cheung, Pius   Etude in D major   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Etude in Eb minor    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius    Etude in E minor    Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Etude in F minor    Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Poetic Fantasy    Edition Svitzer
Daimo, Eriko    Furusato    Edition Svitzer
Edwards, Ross   More Marimba Dances   Australian Music Centre
Falk, Steve   A Long Way Home   Edition Svitzer
Falk, Steve    Errol Street    Edition Svitzer
Fukushima, Aiko    Dance of Words    Edition Svitzer
Golinski, Tomasz    Luminosity    Edition Svitzer
Hakase, Taro   情熱大陸 (Jounetsu Tairiku)  (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Khachaturian, Aram   Adagio (From Spartacus)  arr. Johan Söderholm   Edition Svitzer
Le Picard, Guillaume   Abaca   C.Alan Publications
Leuenberger, Manuel    Anna    Edition Svitzer
Lin, Chin Cheng    Tango for Naoko    Edition Svitzer
Lin, Wei-Chen    Shanghai Impressions    Edition Svitzer*
Lorick, Matthew   Odessa   PM Europe Publications
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Lemuria - The Fallen Civilization    Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Niflheim    Edition Svitzer
Martin, Freddy    Bumble Boogie (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Mascagni, Pietro    Cavalleria Rusticana  (arr Eriko Daimo)    Edition Svitzer
Miki, Minoru   Time for Marimba   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Miyake, Kazunori   Chain   Maasbree : Beurskens
O'Meara, Rich    Restless    Mostly Marimba
Oetomo, Robert    Etude de Paganini    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Four Fantasies for Solo Marimba Vol. 1    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Four Fantasies for Solo Marimba Vol. 2    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Life Anew    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Rainbow    Edition Svitzer*
Piazzolla, Astor    Libertango (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Piazzolla, Astor    Verano Porteno (arr Pius Cheung)   Pius Cheung
Sammut, Eric   Cameleon   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Four Rotations   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Indifference   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Variations on Porgy and Bess   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Schwantner, Joseph    Velocities    Schott
Sejourne, Emmanuel    Romantica    Norsk Musikforlag
Stankovych, Yevhen    Amazonka    Edition Svitzer
Sueyoshi, Yasuo    Mirage pour Marimba   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Sueyoshi, Yasuo    Ripple   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Tan, Adam    Lotus    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Path    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Skyward    Edition Svitzer*
Teng, Yu-Hsien    Pining for the Spring Breeze (望春風)  (arr Robert Oetomo)    Tapspace*
Tarrega, Francisco    Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer*
Tarrega, Francisco    Marcia dal Tannhauser (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer*
Thomas, Andrew    Merlin    Margun Music
Vinao, Alejandro    Khan Variations    Alejandro Vinao
Yamada, Kosaku    Red Dragonfly    Edition Svitzer
Zeltsman, Nancy    Black Velvet    Edition Svitzer
OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE LIST
2 PLAYERS
Astrand, Anders   Duo Arpeggio    Edition Svitzer
Blazewicz, Marcin    Piece for Two Marimbas    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in F Major    Edition Svitzer
Debussy, Claude   Danse for marimba duo (arr Nancy Zeltsman)    Edition Svitzer
Debussy, Claude   Pagodes (arr Kai Strobel)   Edition Svitzer
Golinski, Tomasz    Purity 2    Edition Svitzer
Liu, Heng   The General   Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan   Lemuria - The Fallen Civilization (duo version)    Edition Svitzer=
O'Meara, Rich   Tsubaki Dance   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert   Stars Above    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Flying Colours    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Meet Again    Edition Svitzer*
3 PLAYERS
Hakase, Taro   情熱大陸 (Jounetsu Tairiku)  (arr Kana Omori)  for two marimbas and vibraphone   Edition Svitzer*
Kaboom Percussion    Finale from William Tell    Kaboom Percussion*
Kaboom Percussion   Summer From The Four Seasons    Kaboom Percussion*
Tan, Adam    We Are Heroes    Edition Svitzer*
4 PLAYERS
Campins, Miki   Shiver   Edition Svitzer
Græsvold, Hans Magne    Ludus   Edition Svitzer
Miki, Minoru   Marimba Spiritual  (for 4 players)   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Mertens, Walter   Synbad   Edition Svitzer
Nishihara, Taiki   2x2   Edition Svitzer
Broström, Tobias   Ombra   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert   Song and Dance    Edition Svitzer*
Stopa, Alex   Spiral   Tapspace
Takeno, Tetsuya   Samsara   Tapspace
Westlake, Nigel   Omphalo Centric Lecture   Australian Music Centre
5-10 PLAYERS
Adde, Terje   Skisse Nr. II   Edition Svitzer
Arlen, Harold   Over The Rainbow (arr Robert Oetomo) - ensemble version   Tapspace*
Astrand, Anders   Gigue   Edition Svitzer
Astrand, Anders   Metal   Edition Svitzer
Becker, Bob   Mudra   KPP
Falk, Steve   Great Ocean Road 5    Edition Svitzer
Finkelmeier, Maria   Hittade   Edition Svitzer
Fleck, Bela   UFO Tofu (arr Tom Gierke)   Tapspace
Holmes, Jeffrey   Occasus   Edition Svitzer
Lin, Chin-Cheng   Marimba Concertino No. 2   Edition Svitzer
Perez, Francisco   Duende   Tapspace
Ravel, Maurice   Alborada del Gracioso (arr Jim Ancona)   Tapspace
Ravel, Maurice   Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin  (arr Ralph Hardimon)   Tapspace
Soderholm, Johan   Jhana   Edition Svitzer
Stankovych, Yevhen   Labyrinth   Edition Svitzer
COMPULSORY WORKS FOR FINAL SOLO STAGES
FOR A CLASS SOLO COMPETITORS
Hope by Adam Tan (available to all participants after registration)
FOR OPEN CLASS SOLO COMPETITORS
A new 5.0 octave marimba solo exclusively for Marimbafest 2021 composed by Robert Oetomo (available to all participants after registration)
 
Marimbafest was a very fun and enriching experience. I learnt a lot about how to improve my playing and performing, as well as learning how to develop myself through music.
 
Rehearsals were a lot of fun and everyone was really encouraging when someone made a mistake. It was nice to be able to meet famous percussionists from around the world and make new friends with a variety of people.
- Mischa Wong (AUSTRALIA - WA)
Marimbafest 2019 Participant
Perth Modern School

WHAT DO I NEED?

We welcome players of all skill levels and experience backgrounds to participate in Marimbafest.
Personal Requirements
  • At least 12 years of age from 1st January 2021 (no maximum age).
  • Parents may accompany younger participants / participants who require assistance if necessary.
Sheet Music And Mallets/Instruments
  • Please bring the ORIGINAL score of your performance works for any competition categories you have entered, as well as at least four (4) photocopies of the score for the judges panel to use (if ensemble work, just the score needs to be copied not the parts)
  • Please bring any other music you wish to work through with Faculty in workshops.
  • Instruments will be provided to you, but please bring your own mallets and sticks. If your ensemble requires instruments that are unavailable at the Conservatorium, you are responsible for providing these at your own cost.
Other Items To Consider
  • No meals are included in the tickets for 2021, however, light snacks and water will be provided. It is recommended you bring your own lunch/dinner if required.
  • It is recommended you bring and wear concert outfits of your choice (e.g. neat formal attire) for performances.
  • Transport is not included, so please organise your own transport to the Conservatorium. Parking is free on weekends only, otherwise there is paid parking available during weekdays 9am-5pm.
Once registered, participants will be emailed again closer to the festival about things to bring and any further updates.
 
If you think you have everything ready, go ahead and REGISTER NOW using the button below!
 

2021 SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITION RULES

BELOW ARE THE DETAILED COMPETITION RULES FOR MARIMBAFEST 2021'S SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITION.
BY PARTICIPATING YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
GENERAL
Marimbafest Australia is the operator of this Competition.
All decisions regarding prizes and winners are at the Faculty Panel's discretion.
The live rounds will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Only ticket holders who have successfully registered prior to 1st June 2020 may participate in the Competition as 'Participants'.
No late entries will be accepted.
CATEGORIES (SOLO AND ENSEMBLE)
The SOLO category must be participated by a solo (1 person) Participant.
The ENSEMBLE category must be participated by a group of Participants of two (2) or more Participants, with a maximum of 10 Participants.
Participants may enter both Solo and Ensemble categories simultaneously once each.
CLASSES (A CLASS AND OPEN CLASS)
The A CLASS is eligible to Competitors under the age of 18 as of 4th July 2020 only.
The OPEN CLASS is eligible to all Participants without restriction.
All Participants must participate in one CLASS, and cannot participate in both.
Participants are only eligible for the Prizes and Awards for their respective CLASS.
COMPETITION PROCESS
All Participants will submit videos for STAGE 1 for their respective CLASS.
Participants  who pass STAGE 1 will proceed to STAGE 2 and perform in live semifinals in their respective CLASS.
All STAGE 2 Participants will be given feedback and ranked by the Faculty Panel.
The TOP 3 Participants from each CLASS  will perform in the FINAL STAGE in their respective CLASS and CATEGORY (six (6) total 'Finalists').
The TOP 3 Finalists for each CLASS (six (6) total finalists) will be ranked according to the Faculty Panel's decisions.
The above applies to both SOLO and ENSEMBLE categories separately.
FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
Marimbafest Australia supports the practice of using original copies and editions of sheet music.
If the Participant requires sheet music on stage, the sheet music used must be the original published copy (including legally purchased PDF copies).
Participants must not perform a work different to their initial choices of repertoire, unless given prior permission to do so.
All repertoire performed for SOLO categories must be unaccompanied marimba solo music (no backing tracks, piano accompaniment etc).
All repertoire performed for ENSEMBLE categories must be unaccompanied mixed ensemble music (no backing tracks or electronics unless specifically required in the piece).
Performances will use instruments available at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.
If ensembles require specific instruments unavailable at the Conservatorium, they are responsible to bring these themselves.
STAGE 1 AND STAGE 2 PERFORMANCES (SOLO CATEGORY)
All STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 performances must be one solo work, 15 minutes or less in duration (multi-movement works accepted if under 15 mins total).
Participants may only play repertoire from the Repertoire List at STAGE 1 and STAGE 2.
A CLASS Participants  can play any repertoire from either Repertoire List.
OPEN CLASS Participants  can only perform repertoire from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List regardless of age.
STAGE 1 videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
STAGE 2 performances will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Repertoire choices for STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 can be the same or different (but must be from the List).
STAGE 1 AND STAGE 2 PERFORMANCES (ENSEMBLE CATEGORY)
All STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 performances must be one work, 15 minutes or less in duration (multi-movement works accepted if under 15 mins total).
For STAGE 1 and 2, A CLASS Participants' ensembles can play any ensemble repertoire, but the work must have at least one (1) keyboard instrument involved.
For STAGE 1 and 2, OPEN CLASS Participants can only perform repertoire from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List regardless of age.
STAGE 1 videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
STAGE 2 performances will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Repertoire choices for STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 can be the same or different (but must be from the List).
FINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (SOLO CATEGORY)
Solo participants who advance to the FINAL STAGE must play two solo works, with a total duration of under 20 minutes.
A CLASS Participants must perform the A CLASS Compulsory Work and one other unaccompanied marimba solo of their choice.
OPEN CLASS Participants must perform the OPEN CLASS Compulsory Work and one other unaccompanied marimba solo of their choice.
All FINAL STAGE performances cannot use the same repertoire as STAGE 1 and/or STAGE 2.
Performances do not have to be from the Repertoire List, but can be if desired.
FINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (ENSEMBLE CATEGORY)
Ensemble participants who advance to the FINAL STAGE must play one ensemble work, with a total duration of under 20 minutes.
A CLASS Participants and OPEN CLASS Participants may perform any ensemble work of their choice, as long as it utilises the same members of the ensemble from STAGE 1 and STAGE 2.
All FINAL STAGE performances cannot use the same repertoire as STAGE 1 and/or STAGE 2.
Performances do not have to be from the Repertoire List, but can be if desired.
GOOD CONDUCT RULES FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
All Participants must uphold a general good standard of behaviour.
Engaging in inappropriate, disruptive, offensive or disorderly conduct towards Participants, Faculty, Staff or other individuals is prohibited.
Participants must use appropriate mallets on the instrument that are not exceedingly hard for the register (e.g. very hard mallets in the lowest octave).
Instruments or any other property of the Conservatorium, Marimbafest Australia or any other parties must not be willfully damaged in any way.
Disruptions to other Participants performances (e.g. making noises, taking photos with flash etc) is prohibited.
FINAL STAGE own choice performances must not contain inappropriate or offensive content.
Any Participants found to be engaging in any bad conduct as above may be disqualified from the Competition and/or suspended from the Festival.
Participants, as well as any other parties, may spectate, take photos of and record other Competitors whilst they are performing.
PRIZE INFORMATION
First Prizes, Second Prizes and Third Prizes can only be given to the finalists of each CLASS of the Competition.
All additional prizes (other than the 'Choice Award') can be given to any Competitors who have not already received First, Second or Third Prize.
The Faculty Panel's decisions are final and cannot be changed.
Participants, Staff and other personnel must not interfere with the judging process in any way.
In the event a FINAL STAGE Competitor (or Competitors) is/are unable to perform in FINAL STAGE, the Faculty Panel will choose the next best Participant(s) from STAGE 2 to replace them. Once this happens, the original FINAL STAGE Participant(s) is/are removed from FINAL STAGE and cannot return.
If a finalist is physically able to perform but does not successfully complete the performance, they will automatically be awarded the lowest prize available.
There is to be no tied Prizes. Each prize will only be awarded to one solo Participant or ensemble Participant.
In the event of a tied vote among the Faculty Panel, the Faculty will re-deliberate until a clear outcome is reached.
Recording and Photography
You may be recorded during your Competition performance for use in promotional materials.
Audience members are permitted to take photos and record Participants' performances.
Flash photography and use of any other lighting equipment is not permitted.
Recording devices must be silent while being used in order to not disturb Competitors.
Changes and Cancellation
These Rules are subject to change at any time by the Marimbafest Australia staff team in exceptional circumstances.
In the event of emergency circumstances such as serious medical emergency, natural and man-made disasters etc, the event may be rescheduled or cancelled.
If you are unsure about any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask us at marimbafestaustralia@gmail.com.