Heartland Marimba

Celebrating classical marimba year-round with community, artists, and students through an all-encompassing mission!

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College participants

√  All students and artists will perform together, and participate in marimba orchestra performances

√  All students will receive:

  • 2 private lessons from artists
  • many chamber music coaching sessions
  • many master classes on a variety of topics (performance practices/interpretation, recording and editing, movement for marimbists, history, career development, and more)

√  HOUSING/MEALS: travel, and room and board costs are included in tuition fee. 

√  The 50% deposit is a NONREFUNDABLE place-holder for your spot at the Academy. All remaining tuition and housing fees must be paid on or before the first day of the Academy.

√  Your spot is reserved once you have completed all required registration items; i.e. registration form, tuition payment/deposit, and other requirements depending upon level.

Registration & FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES:

  • JUNE 1 – REGISTRATION FOR COLLEGE/YOUNG-PROFESSIONAL, AND HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS

    • Tuition deposit due – 50% of tuition
      • $900 for college/young-pros
    • Registration form
    • Video/Audio Link (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Dropbox, etc.) – Encouraged, but not required
  • JULY 8 – REMAINING TUITION PAYMENT DUE


The Festival

  • July 8-15
  • No audition – Submit application form and tuition fee/deposit through website links. And submit video or audio recording of 1 solo work to heartlandmarimbafest@gmail.com once you have done the registration form and submitted tuition payment/deposit.
    • Submitted media is so that HMF can determine the best placement for chamber music pieces.
  • Participation at this level includes lots of performance opportunities in solo, chamber ensemble, and marimba orchestra settings.
  • TUITION FEES:
    • $900 or 50% deposit (DUE 6/1)
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A typical day at the HMFestival can include:

  • Small chamber ensemble rehearsals
  • A private lesson
  • Practice time
  • Social time
  • Master classes and lectures
  • Marimba orchestra rehearsal
  • A midday recital and/or evening concert
  • Recording session
  • Editing session