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Site design by Adam Tan. Photos by Therese Ng.

NOTICE: Marimbafest 2020 and COVID-19 situation (as of 18 March 2020)

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING OR BOOKING ACCOMMODATION / FLIGHTS

Due to the current COVID-19 situation around the world, strict travel restrictions and lockdown procedures are currently in place across Australia.

Marimbafest 2020 is still scheduled to go ahead in July 2020, but a final decision regarding Marimbafest 2020 going ahead will be made on 1st May 2020

In the event that Marimbafest 2020 is cancelled, all ticket holders will be refunded in full. 

If Marimbafest 2020 is deemed safe to go ahead, all deadlines will be extended to accommodate re-organisation of plans.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time, and if you have any questions please contact us.

MARIMBAFEST 2020 DRAFT SCHEDULE

This will give you an idea of what will happen during Marimbafest Week

Marimbafest 2020 is an exciting week full of activities including workshops, masterclasses, concerts, lessons, chamber ensemble rehearsals and even casual social events to network and interact with participants, faculty and staff.

NOTE: This timetable is a DRAFT and is just to give you an idea of what to expect. The final timetable will be released around May 2020.

OPENING - FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2020

 

EVENT: Marimbafest 2020 Opening Reception

6:00PM - 9:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass + Invited Guests

All Marimbafest attendees are welcomed into Marimbafest Week with a casual reception, where faculty, staff and participants will be introduced to one another, followed by an opening performance. There will be food served as well as shop displays up for early purchases.

 

DAY 1 - SATURDAY 4TH JULY 2020

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 1

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass Only

This briefing is another introduction period for participants to get comfortable with the Conservatorium environment and surroundings, and to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 1.

CLASS 1: Faculty Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

10:00AM - 11:30AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest masterclasses cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

BREAK: Lunch Break

12:30PM - 1:30PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

REHEARSAL 1: All Festival Ensemble Groups

1:30PM - 3:30PM / Callaway, Tunley LT, EJ Studio, G20, G18

Festival Pass Only 

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

The rehearsals will be conducted in five chamber groups led by Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Weichen Lin, Kana Omori, Dr Matthew Lau and Robert Oetomo.

CLASS 2: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

4:00PM - 5:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops allow participants to play in front of their peers and receive feedback from the faculty artist.

BREAK: Dinner Break

5:00PM - 6:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Dinner break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

CONCERT 1: Faculty Artist Showcase #1 (TBA)

6:30PM - 8:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Free for everyone

(Final concert details released in May 2020)

Faculty showcase concert consisting of some of the faculty artists performing their solo and ensemble works.

 

DAY 2 - SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 2

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass Only

This briefing is another introduction period to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 2.

CLASS 3: Faculty Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

10:00AM - 11:30AM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest masterclasses cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 4: Faculty Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

11:30AM - 1:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest masterclasses cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

BREAK: Lunch Break

1:00PM - 2:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

CLASS 5: Faculty Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

2:00PM - 3:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest masterclasses cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 6: Faculty Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

3:30PM - 5:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest masterclasses cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

BREAK: Dinner Break

5:00PM - 6:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Dinner break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

CONCERT 2: Faculty Artist Showcase #2 (TBA)

6:30PM - 8:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Free for everyone

(Final concert details released in May 2020)

Faculty showcase concert consisting of some of the faculty artists performing their solo and ensemble works.

 

DAY 3- MONDAY 6TH JULY 2020

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 3

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass Only + Competition Only Pass

This briefing is another introduction period to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 3.

CLASS 7: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

10:00AM - 11:00AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 8: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

11:30AM - 12:30PM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

COMPETITION: STAGE 2 Soundchecks and Warmups

10:00AM - 1:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium and other rooms

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass

(Final competition details released in May 2020)

This is a valuable time for participants to prepare for the competition with soundcheck and warmup time for all participants.

BREAK: Lunch Break

1:00PM - 2:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

COMPETITION (CONCERT 3): STAGE 2 Semifinals

2:30PM - 6:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass for participating, free for everyone to watch

(Final competition details released in May 2020)

Marimbafest Marimba Competition STAGE 2 for all participants and Competition Only Pass competitors. Both OPEN CLASS and A CLASS semifinals will be held at this time.

EVENT: STAGE 2 Feedback and Participants' Dinner

7:30PM - 9:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass

To celebrate the end of the Competition semifinals, this is our renowned 'rest day' for all participants, faculty and staff to interact and network with each other. Results are announced and participants will be given their Competition feedback.

DAY 4 - TUESDAY 7TH JULY 2020

 

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 4

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Tunley Lecture Theatre

Festival Pass Only

This briefing is another introduction period to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 4.

CLASS 9: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

10:00AM - 11:00AM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 10: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

11:00AM - 12:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 11: Faculty Artist Workshop (Topic TBA)

12:00PM - 1:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

BREAK: Lunch Break

1:00PM - 2:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

REHEARSAL 2: All Festival Ensemble Rehearsals

2:00PM - 4:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium and other rooms

Festival Pass Only

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

The rehearsals will be conducted in five chamber groups led by Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Weichen Lin, Kana Omori, Dr Matthew Lau and Robert Oetomo.

BREAK: Dinner Break

5:00PM - 6:00PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

COMPETITION (CONCERT 4): FINAL STAGE

6:30PM - 8:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Competition Only Pass for participating, free for everyone to watch

(Final competition details released in May 2020)

Marimbafest Marimba Competition STAGE 2 for all participants and Competition Only Pass competitors. Both OPEN CLASS and A CLASS finals will be held at this time.

DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY 2020

 

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 5

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass Only

This briefing is another introduction period to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 5.

REHEARSAL 3: All Festival Ensemble Rehearsals

10:00AM - 12:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium and other rooms

Festival Pass Only

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

The rehearsals will be conducted in five chamber groups led by Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Weichen Lin, Kana Omori, Dr Matthew Lau and Robert Oetomo.

BREAK: Lunch Break

12:30PM - 1:30PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

CLASS 12: Featured Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

1:30PM - 3:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 13: Featured Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

3:30PM - 5:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

LESSONS: Private Lessons

1:30PM - 5:30PM / All Rooms

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final lesson details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest private lessons are an opportunity for you to spend one-on-one time with faculty members of your choice.

BREAK: Dinner Break

5:30PM - 6:30PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Dinner break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

CONCERT 5: Featured Artist Showcase (TBA)

7:00PM - 9:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Free for everyone

(Final concert details released in May 2020)

Marimbafest featured artist concert featuring local artist showcases and faculty ensemble showcase.

 

DAY 6 - THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2020

MARIMBAFEST SHOP

10:00AM - 7:00PM / Common Room

Free for everyone

The Shop is open all day and features great deals on brands from around the world, including Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Encore Mallets, ELITE Mallets/Percushop, Innovative Percussion, Buffalo Percussion, CORAY Percussion, Optimum Percussion Nick Parnell Percussion Academy and more.

BRIEFING: Welcome To Day 6

9:30AM - 10:00AM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass Only

This briefing is another introduction period to familiarise themselves with the activities for Day 6.

REHEARSAL 4: All Festival Ensemble Rehearsals

10:00AM - 12:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium and other rooms

Festival Pass Only

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

The rehearsals will be conducted in five chamber groups led by Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Weichen Lin, Kana Omori, Dr Matthew Lau and Robert Oetomo.

BREAK: Lunch Break

12:30PM - 1:30PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Lunch break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

REHEARSAL 5: Large Ensemble Rehearsal

1:30PM - 2:30PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass Only

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

This will be the large ensemble rehearsal for all participants.

REHEARSAL 6: Dress Rehearsal

3:00PM - 4:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass Only

(Final rehearsal details released in May 2020)

Dress rehearsal for all chamber works.

CONCERT 6: Participants Ensemble Showcase

5:00PM - 7:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Free for everyone

(Final concert details released in May 2020)

Final concert of Marimbafest 2020 with all festival participants in their chamber ensembles.

CLASS 12: Featured Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

1:30PM - 3:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

CLASS 13: Featured Artist Masterclass (Topic TBA)

3:30PM - 5:00PM / Callaway Music Auditorium

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final class details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest workshops cover a range of topics, including performance, technique, composition, stage presence, career skills and more.

LESSONS: Private Lessons

1:30PM - 5:30PM / All Rooms

Festival Pass + Single Entry Pass

(Final lesson details released in May 2020)

The Marimbafest private lessons are an opportunity for you to spend one-on-one time with faculty members of your choice.

BREAK: Dinner Break

5:30PM - 6:30PM / Common Room and G12

Festival Pass Only

Dinner break for all Festival Pass participants. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided.

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