Heartland Marimba

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

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FEstival & Orchestra

July 8th - 15th, 2018

Virginia Tech • Blacksburg, VA

Features of the 2018 Festival

Festival attendees will experience an intense rehearsal, lesson, class, and concert schedule. Through private lessons and chamber ensembles, attendees will learn from with full-time performers and teachers, in a world class facility. All participants will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist, chamber musician, and member of the marimba orchestra. 

High school and college/professionals (no age limit) will have the opportunity to learn in two tracks: performance-based track and performance/composition-based track. For those music educator and those who just want to particpate in the marimba orchestra, a shorter two day track is available (July 13 & 14 only).


Application and Payment

Registration & FEE DEADLINES:

Tuition includes all fees, housing, and meals. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

  • June 1 – registration for College/professional, and High School Participants

    • Tuition deposit due – 50% of tuition
      • $900 for college/young-pros
      • $750 for high school
    • Registration form
    • Video Link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • July 1 – Registration for music educator sessions and/or marimba orchestra participation

    • Full participation fee
      • $155 for music educator sessions only
      • $175 for participation in marimba orchestra
      • $195 for participation in both
      • Accommodations can be made if participant can only attend July 14.
    • Registration form
    • Video Link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) *Encouraged but not required
  • July 8 – remaining tuition payment due

Participation levels


2018 faculty Artists

Matthew Coley – marimba soloist & artistic director

Nathan Daughtrey – percussionist, composer, & educator

Escape Ten Duo

Annie Stevens (HMF Host) • Andrea Venet

Heartland Marimba Quartet

Matthew Coley • Abby Fisher • Michael J. Jones • Joe Millea • Andrew Veit

Heartland Marimba Ensemble

Matthew Coley (Director) • Michael J. Jones • student apprentice artists

Eric Lyon – Associate professor of composition (Va Tech)


Travel Information

If you are flying to HMF the Roanoke/Blacksburg Airport (ROA) is the closest to Virginia Tech. Airport shuttle time will be sent out with participant information and part assignments.

Those driving will be sent parking information in the coming months.