A NEW YEAR. A NEW MARIMBAFEST.

Marimbafest 2022 returns for its third year of festival activities.
We're back with a new hybrid competition, welcoming in-person and online participants from Australia and around the world.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
 
Marimbafest 2022 happens from the morning of Sunday 3rd July 2022 to the evening of Friday 8th July 2022. 
 
Participants are not required to attend for the entirety of the event, but attendance of all activities is highly encouraged.
All participant masterclasses are exclusive to participants only.
Marimbafest 2022 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.
Just like our event last year, Marimbafest 2022 is a hybrid event - meaning there will be in-person participation and online participation options available, and we will be reopening to overseas participants for the first time in three years!
 
In line with WA Health requirements, all in-person participants, faculty and staff must be provide proof of full vaccination at the time of participation and wear a face mask at all times, unless medical exemptions apply.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
 
  • A solo marimba (1 player only) competition and percussion ensemble (2-10 players) competition, with in-person and online participants from interstate and overseas
  • Masterclasses with our guest faculty members (see below)
  • Opportunities to network and socialise with your fellow participants, including a BBQ
  • Opening reception for participants and free concerts all week
  • The return of the Marimbafest Shop, featuring brands from around the world
Here's a rough idea of our 2022 Schedule for Marimbafest Week (full schedule coming soon):
SUNDAY 3RD JULY
2:00pm - Marimbafest 2022 Opening Reception (Participants, Faculty and Invited Guests only)
3:00pm - Concert #1: Faculty Artist Showcase
MONDAY 4TH JULY
12:00pm - 3:00pm - SEMIFINAL STAGE Warmups for Solo Category
3:00pm - 7:00pm - SEMIFINAL STAGE (Solo Category Part 1)
TUESDAY 5TH JULY
10:30am - 11:00am - Participants Welcome
11:00am - 12:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #1
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #2
2:15pm - 3:15pm - Faculty Masterclass #3
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #4
5:00pm - 7:00pm - SEMIFINAL STAGE Warmups for Ensemble Category
WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY
12:00pm - 3:00pm - SEMIFINAL STAGE Warmups for Solo and Ensemble Category (2)
3:00pm - 7:00pm - SEMIFINAL STAGE (Solo Category Part 2 + Ensemble Category)
THURSDAY 7TH JULY
10:30am - 11:00am - Participants Welcome
11:00am - 12:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #5
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #6
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Faculty Masterclass #7
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #8
FRIDAY 8TH JULY
12:30pm - 2:30pm - FINAL STAGE Warmups for All Categories
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Pre-Concert Afternoon Tea
1:30pm - 3:30pm - A CLASS FINAL STAGE (Solo and Ensemble)
4:30pm - 7:00pm - OPEN CLASS FINAL STAGE (Solo and Ensemble) and final presentation ceremony
 
WHO ARE THE FACULTY MEMBERS?
Throughout the week of Marimbafest 2022, 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 2022 Festival Director, Host of THE STUDIO
Find out more about our Faculty here.
 
 
HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?
The Solo & Ensemble Competition will have four categories.
Competitors can be one of two types:
SOLO COMPETITOR - A single participant performing unaccompanied solo marimba work(s)
ENSEMBLE COMPETITOR - A single participant who forms part of a larger percussion ensemble (min. 2 members, max. 10 members), performing percussion ensemble work(s) that contain at least one (1) keyboard instrument 
The above competitors will enter one of the below categories:
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
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (A CLASS): only for ensemble competitors all under the age of 18
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - OPEN CLASS: open category for ensemble competitors of all ages
Competitors will be allocated to classes based on their age as of 3rd July 2022.
However, if you are under the age of 18 and would like to participate in an OPEN CLASS category, please specify this during registration.
01 - FIRST STAGE
ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION (SUBMIT BY WED 1ST JUNE 2022)
ALL PARTICIPANTS (in-person and online): Submit ONE (1) video of you performing a single work by 1st June 2022.
This video must be unedited, in one take and uploaded exclusively for Marimbafest 2022 use (no past performances).
SOLO MARIMBA (A CLASS): you must choose a work from either the A CLASS or OPEN CLASS Repertoire List
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (A CLASS):  you can choose any work of your choice with at least one (1) keyboard instrument in the ensemble
OPEN CLASS CATEGORIES (SOLO AND ENSEMBLE): you must choose a work from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List.
Video submissions must be full performances (not partial performances).
 
Your video will be inspected by our faculty panel before you proceed to SEMIFINAL STAGE. 
You must provide an online video submission to continue to SEMIFINAL STAGE.
02 - SEMIFINAL STAGE
HYBRID COMPETITION SEMIFINALS - PRESENTED LIVE (MON 4TH JULY 2022 AND WED 6TH JULY 2022)
After you have passed FIRST STAGE, you and/or your ensemble will perform one work at Marimbafest 2022. You may use the same work you/your ensemble used in PRELIMINARY STAGE, or you may choose a different work, following the same conditions:
SOLO MARIMBA (A CLASS): you must choose a work from either the A CLASS or OPEN CLASS Repertoire List
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (A CLASS):  you can choose any work of your choice with at least one (1) keyboard instrument in the ensemble
OPEN CLASS CATEGORIES (SOLO AND ENSEMBLE): you must choose a work from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List.
 
IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS: You will perform your chosen work live at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.
ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: If you are using the same work as FIRST STAGE, you may opt to use that video as your submission for SEMIFINAL STAGE. If you are performing a different work, you will be asked to submit the new video by 30 June 2022. Your video will be played live at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Both IN-PERSON and ONLINE participants will be adjudicated live by our faculty panel at the live SEMIFINAL STAGE.
The TOP 3 finalists from each category (three soloists and three ensembles) will be chosen to move on to FINAL STAGE.
03 - FINAL STAGE
HYBRID COMPETITION FINALS - PRESENTED LIVE (FRI 8TH JULY 2022)
For all SOLO competitors (in-person and online)
In FINAL STAGE, a finalist 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 FIRST or SEMIFINAL stages)
 
The Faculty Panel will then determine the order of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each category.
For ENSEMBLE competitors
In FINAL STAGE, your ensemble must play:
  • An ensemble work of your choice* no longer than 15 minutes (which cannot be the same as FIRST or SEMIFINAL stages)
*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.
 
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Marimbafest 2021 was a great week of competition and learning. Even though I was not able to attend in person I met many other participants and faculty via Zoom; everyone was SUPER nice and encouraging.

Next year, I hope to attend in person and meet all the other participants and faculty and hope to finally buy something from the Marimbafest Shop.
- Daniel Hsieh (AUSTRALIA - QLD)
Marimbafest 2021 Participant - participated online
First Prize, Marimbafest 2021 Competition (A CLASS)
J Percussion Music School
 

COMPETITION PRIZES

We have loads of prizes coming for 2022 as well.
The prize list will be updated in June!

Here's what we gave away last year:

2021 MAIN PRIZES - OPEN CLASS

 SOLO CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (OPEN CLASS) - $1,040
6 x Marimba One Conrado Moya Series ($500)
2 x Marimba One Jason Marsalis Series ($160)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Performance Collection Series ($80)
1 x Kana Omori "Gurenge / Senbonzakura" Sheet Music ($40)


 SOLO CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (OPEN CLASS) - $340
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series
 ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Earth Tone Series ($80)
1 x Kana Omori "Gurenge / Senbonzakura" Sheet Music ($40)
1 x Marimba One Hat


 SOLO CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (OPEN CLASS) - $240
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series
 ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Kai Stensgaard Series ($80)
1 x Kana Omori "Gurenge / Senbonzakura" Sheet Music ($40)


 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (OPEN CLASS) - $380
1 x Edition Svitzer Gift Voucher ($200)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nancy Zeltsman Series ($80)

ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (OPEN CLASS) - $160
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nancy Zeltsman Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Doug DeMorrow Series ($80)


2021 MAIN PRIZES - A CLASS

 SOLO CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (A CLASS) - $1,000
6 x Marimba One Front Ensemble Series ($420)
2 x Marimba One Jason Marsalis Series ($160)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Performance Collection Series  ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Kai Stensgaard Series ($80)


 SOLO CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (A CLASS) - $340
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Earth Tone Series ($80)

 SOLO CATEGORY - THIRD PRIZE (A CLASS) - $240
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Kana Omori Series ($80)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nanae Mimura Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Kai Stensgaard Series ($80)

 ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - FIRST PRIZE (A CLASS) - $380
1 x Edition Svitzer Gift Voucher ($200)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Mallet Bag ($100)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nancy Zeltsman Series ($80)

ENSEMBLE CATEGORY - SECOND PRIZE (A CLASS)
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nancy Zeltsman Series ($80)
1 x Salyers Percussion Doug DeMorrow Series ($80)


OTHER PRIZES AND GIFTS

ENCORE MALLETS INC. DISTINCTION AWARD - $200
For a non-finalist solo participant (any CLASS) who demonstrated an outstanding performance during semifinals
1 x Encore Mallets Inc. Nancy Zeltsman Graduated Set ($200)


KANA OMORI A CLASS CHOICE AWARD - $100
For the audience's favourite solo participant OR ensemble in A CLASS finals
1 x Kana Omori Sheet Music Gift Pack ($100)


KANA OMORI OPEN CLASS CHOICE AWARD - $100
For the audience's favourite solo participant OR ensemble in OPEN CLASS finals
1 x Kana Omori Sheet Music Gift Pack ($100)

MARIMBAFEST 2021 PARTICIPANT GIFT BAG - $100
For all participants upon completing Marimbafest Week 2021
Marimbafest 2021 Certificate of Completion
Marimba One Drawstring Bag
Marimba One Merch Pack
Baked By Carissa Edible Gift
Kana Omori Sticker Pack
GipPercussion x CORAY Percussion Gift Pack
THE STUDIO By Adam Tan Gift Pack
Marimbafest 2021 Gift Pack


 
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

2022 COMPETITION REPERTOIRE LIST

Below are the three Repertoire Lists: A CLASS SOLO, OPEN CLASS SOLO, and OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE.

Solo participants must choose one work from the Repertoire List for PRELIMINARY + SEMIFINAL stages.

A CLASS solo participants may choose from both A CLASS and OPEN CLASS Lists.
OPEN CLASS solo participantscan ONLY choose from the OPEN CLASS List.
Works with * red asterisks * are signature solo works either composed or arranged by Marimbafest current and former 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    Hope    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
Albeniz, Isaac    Asturias     Edition Svitzer

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
Broström, Tobias    Trois Tableaux    Edition Svitzer

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
Chiu, Calvin    Rust    Edition Svitzer

Daimo, Eriko    Furusato    Edition Svitzer
Edwards, Ross   More Marimba Dances   Australian Music Centre
Eng, Joey   Blossom   Joey Eng
*
Eng, Joey   The Wind That Cradles The Clouds   Joey Eng*

Falk, Steve   A Long Way Home   Edition Svitzer
Falk, Steve    Errol Street    Edition Svitzer
Ford, Mark     Moon Chasers     Innovative Percussion

Fukushima, Aiko    Dance of Words    Edition Svitzer
Gershwin, George    Rhapsody in Blue (arr Adélaïde Ferrière)     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*
Oetomo, Robert    Waltzing Matilda    Edition Svitzer*
Paganini, Niccolo    Caprice No. 24 (arr
Adélaïde Ferrière)     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   Libertango   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    Moon    Edition Svitzer
*
Tan, Adam    Path    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Skyward    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Sunflower     
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 ensembles must choose works from the Ensemble Repertoire List for PRELIMINARY + SEMIFINAL stages.
A CLASS ensembles may choose freely for all stages, but works must have at least one (1) keyboard instrument.
Works with * red asterisks * are signature solo works either composed or arranged by Marimbafest current and former Faculty and Artists.

OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE LIST
2 PLAYERS
Astrand, Anders   Duo Arpeggio    Edition Svitzer
Blazewicz, Marcin    Piece for Two Marimbas    Edition Svitzer
Chabrier, Emmanuel     Bourrée Fantasque   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
Dorman, Avner    Udacrep Akubrad   Avner Dorman

Golinski, Tomasz    Purity 2    Edition Svitzer
Holmes, Cody    Insomnia     C. Alan Publications
*

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*
Tan, Adam    Sword Shield    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
Mellitts, Marc    Gravity   Marc Mellitts
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*
Sculthorpe, Peter   Jabiru Dreaming   Faber Music
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
Together by Adam Tan (4.3 octave), released exclusively to participants for their use during Marimbafest 2022

FOR OPEN CLASS SOLO COMPETITORS
May Peace Prevail by Robert Oetomo (5.0 octave), released exclusively to participants for their use during Marimbafest 2022
 
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Marimbafest is an incredible and invaluable experience and has truly shaped my musicality and technique for the better. The faculty are all super nice and the top of their fields, and the amount of knowledge they shared with us throughout the week was astounding.

I would recommend Marimbafest to any percussionist who wants to take their playing the the next level!
- Joey Eng (AUSTRALIA - WA)
Marimbafest 2019 and 2021 Participant
Second Prize, Marimbafest 2021 Competition (OPEN CLASS)

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

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 2022 (maximum age of 30).
  • Parents may accompany younger participants / participants who require assistance if necessary.
COVIDSafe Requirements For In-Person Participants (current as of May 2022)
Sheet Music And Mallets/Instruments
  • This year, sheet music for competition use will be fully paperless - please send us scans of your sheet music with your submissions, as well as a photo of the original score or purchase receipt (if online)
  • 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
  • Some meals are included in the tickets for 2022 (Sunday reception / Tuesday + Thursday + Friday).
  • 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.
 

2022 SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITION RULES

BELOW ARE THE DETAILED COMPETITION RULES FOR MARIMBAFEST 2022'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.
Online competitors will have their videos played on screen with amplification at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Only ticket holders who have successfully registered prior to 1st June 2022 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.
Multiple entries in the same category will not be accepted.
Participants must be at the age of 12 or older, with a maximum age of 30 as at 1 January 2022.


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 (in-person and online) will submit videos for FIRST STAGE for their respective CLASS.
Participants  who pass FIRST STAGE will proceed to SEMIFINAL STAGE and perform/have their videos played in live semifinals in their respective CLASS.
All SEMIFINAL STAGE Participants will be given written 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.
Using pirated or illegally obtained sheet music for adjudicator's copies will result in disqualification from the competition.

If the Participant requires sheet music on stage, the sheet music used must be either the original published copy, or photocopies with a prior sighted original copy/purchase receipt.
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), with at least one keyboard instrument in the instrumentation.
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.

FIRST AND SEMIFINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (SOLO CATEGORY)
All FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE performances must be one solo work, 15 minutes or less in duration (single movements of multi-movement works accepted).
Solo participants may only play repertoire from the Repertoire List for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE.
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.
FIRST STAGE videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
SEMIFINAL STAGE performances (live and video) will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Repertoire choices for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE can be the same or different (but must be from the List).

FIRST AND SEMIFINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (ENSEMBLE CATEGORY)
All FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE performances must be one work, 15 minutes or less in duration (single movements of multi-movement works accepted).
For FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE, A CLASS Participants' ensembles can play any ensemble repertoire, but the work must have at least one (1) keyboard instrument involved.
For FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE, OPEN CLASS Participants can only perform repertoire from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List regardless of age.
FIRST STAGE videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
SEMIFINAL STAGE performances (live and video) will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Repertoire choices for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE 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.
Free choice works may be self-composed.

All FINAL STAGE performances cannot use the same repertoire as FIRST STAGE and/or SEMIFINAL STAGE
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 FIRST STAGE and SEMIFINAL STAGE.
Free choice works may be self-composed.

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 (live and video 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.
COVIDSafe Rules must be adhered to at all times.


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 SEMIFINAL STAGE 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.
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.