Heartland Marimba

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

Passive/Professional participant

√  This level of participation is intended for professionals that would like to continue with lifelong learning and refresh some skills and knowledge with keyboard percussion playing.

√  There are 3 OPTIONS for participation at this level:

  1. Completely passive, only attending classes, rehearsals, and concerts. (No private lessons, or performing involved.)
    • ONLY REQUIRED TO PAY $200 FOR THE WEEK. (When paying tuition, click to pay the deposit of High School Participants.)
    • Please submit registration form with a note of your participation level.
  2. Partial passive, attending classes, rehearsals, and concerts, and performing in the marimba orchestra. (No private lessons)
    • ONLY REQUIRED TO PAY $300 FOR THE WEEK. (When paying tuition, click to pay the deposit of College Participants.)
    • Please submit registration form with a note of your participation level.
  3. Professional continuing education. If participating at this level please submit registration as if applying as a College Participant (please make a note of registration form). (PAY FULL TUITION OF COLLEGE PARTICIPANTS)

√  HOUSING: travel, and room and board costs are not included in tuition fee. As a Passive/Professional Participant you can arrange your own hotel, HMF can arrange hotel, or you can pay to stay on campus. Students will be in suites in campus dorms. You can also pay to just have a meal plan at campus dining with all participants, and stay in a hotel.

√  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 for registration for Passive/Professional Participants – $200, $300, or $600 (or deposit) for option 3

  • First day of Academy (7/9, 7/10, or 7/11) for remaining deposit and housing fee.


The Academy

  • Option 1: July 9-16, or as schedule allows
  • Option 2: July 9-16, or as schedule allows, all marimba orchestra rehearsals, and recording and editing sessions are required
  • Option 3: July 10-16
  • No audition – Submit application form and tuition fee/deposit through website links. For option 3, 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.
    • Media submitted for option 3 is for HMF to determine best placement within chamber music pieces.
  • Participation in option 3 of this level includes lots of performance opportunities in solo, chamber ensemble, and marimba orchestra settings.
  • TUITION FEES:
    • Option 1: $200
    • Option 2: $300
    • Option 3:
      • $600 or 50% deposit (DUE 6/1)
      • +$275 for housing/meals (DUE 7/10)
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A typical day at the HMF Academy 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