Joe Millea is organizing a marimba solo commission project in order to encourage more marimba solos to be written. The requirements are that it be a piece for 5-octave marimbas and be 5-12 minutes in length. Compositions can be submitted electronically (PDF, Finale, Sibelius) directly to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning composition will be premiered in London in 2014 at the Royal College of Music.
Joe is an huge advocate of new marimba music and most recently has been one of the members of the “Long Distance” commission written by Steven Snowden. Joe’s YouTube channel has some of his performances and they are a real treat to listen to. Joe has a performance of “Fernando’s Waltz” by Paul Smadbeck which was premiered at the Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference as well as Nanae Mimura’s arrangement of Daniel Levitan’s Marimba Quartet.