February Marimba Recitals

There are a number of marimbists who are doing recitals around the country. I wanted to list out a few of them that I know about in order to promote the marimba to a larger audience.

Kyle Maxwell-Doherty gave a graduate recital at the Music Building, Crowder Hall in The University Of Arizona. The recital occurred on February 1, 2010 at 7:30pm. For more information visit the campus events page. The marimba piece is Kevin Puts “Canyon”.

Cat Boyd will present a junior recital later today which I hope will feature “Marimba For An Angel” by Orlando Cotto. It will be performed tonight at 8:00pm at the Boston Conservatory. For more information visit her Facebook event page.

Marco Schirripa will perform his second junior recital February 19, 2010 at 7:00pm in Nabenhauer Recital Room at Ithica College. This one will be with only 1 month of preparation because that is how he “rolls”.

Kendall Guischard will present a graduate recital at Duncan Recital Hall in Morehead State University Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 8:00pm. For more information visit his Facebook event page.

Let me know if there are more recitals and I will be sure to help promote them!

2010 Classical Marimba League Artist Competition deadline today

The 2010 Classical Marimba League Artist Competition deadline is today Monday February 1, 2010. Submit your applications with a postmark no later than today to participate in this year’s competition.

The winner of the competition will perform at the University of Minnesota as part of the Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference. I will be in the audience this year to listen to the winner. I am not sure if that is motivation or not for submitting an application but I sure am looking forward to it!