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2nd International Marimba, Vibraphone, Timpani, Percussion & Snare Drum, Drum Set Competitions 2021

Jury - Artists & Committee

The juries will be formulated every day of the individual rounds, and the members will be announced on the day of the competition.

  • Tanasit SIRIPANICHWATTANA (T) President's of the Snare Drum Jury

  • Nanae MIMURA (JP)

  • Seung-Myeong OH (ROK)

  • Danilo MAGGI

  • Francesco D'ANIELLO (IT)

  • A representatives of the Federazione Italiana Compositori (CEMAT) will be announced and will takes part in the Final Round.

Venues of IN-PERSONS Competitions & Festival


All festival concerts and competition rounds are located in Repubblica of San Marino, in the historical venues in the center of the city, all offering the best and natural acoustic quality. 

Program of IN-PERSONS Competitions & Festival 

  • The Competitions will include 2 rounds for Timpani, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion Solo, Snare Drum and Drum Set, and only 1 round for the Youth category.

  • The Festival (September 6th till 11th, 2021) will include semi-final & final competition rounds, clinics & evening concerts by presented jury members, guests and Winners. Total Festival program will be announced from August 30th 2021 on this website.

  • All participants in the competitions can take part, for FREE, to all clinics, conferences and concerts, that will take place from September 6th till 11th, 2021.


Judging criteria
Each judge will evaluate during all rounds the competitors on a number of criteria (such as score's coherence, interpretation, phrasing, technique, presence, dynamic range, performance) and will assign a combined score. The highest and lowest given score will be deleted. The others scores will then be averaged and the total average score of all rounds will determine further ranking and final award. All awards and prizes will be awarded unless the jury determine that the quality of the competitors performance does not warrant a prize/award. Candidates agree to accept the jury decisions and to respect the rules of the IN-PERSONS CompetitionS. 


Provided instruments

Marimbas: ADAMS (Alpha and Classic model), Vibraphones: ADAMS Alpha. Snare Drums: ADAMS (Maple 14" x 5, 1/2"), Pearl Philharmonic (Maple 14" x 5, 1/2"). Timpani ADAMS with synthetic skins. Drum Set: Gretsch (6 pieces). Cymbals: Sabian. We recommend bringing your own drum.

Performance on private instruments will be accepted and can be shared with other candidates.


A well planned practice schedule will be arranged for all rounds. Notice that for the first round only a limited practice time can appear depending on the total amount of candidates. Practice rooms & provided instruments are arranged at different locations. A Sound check is scheduled in the competition hall before each round. Notice that private instruments only can be placed in practice rooms to be shared with other candidates. Private rooms are not available!


All candidates have to reserve their hotel or B&B accommodations. We advise all candidates to reserve the soonest as a limited choice and availability can appear due to touristic season. For more information visit the page "Location & Accommodation".

For those who travel alone, the organisation can inform by request a list of other candidates wishing to share a room (as indicated on the application form). We advise as much as possible to book double rooms - it will save you money.


Dress code 

Proper dress attire is required during total competition. So please NO jeans, sneakers, tennis shoes, shorts.

During final round, and award ceremony, it is required to wear evening dress & suit or dressed concert outfits. 


Performance time
It is required to all candidates to be presented 30' before their scheduled performances.



It is totally forbidden to handle copies of scores or working copies during performances, unless the official published score can be shown during the performance.



The candidates, winners of the competitions, will have to attend and perform during the award ceremony that will take place during the days of the Festival, on the date and time to be defined. The non-presence will determine the forfeiture of the awarding of prizes.

Please notice that it is strictly prohibited to make photographs and videotaping during the competition. 


We advise you to exchange your money to Euro at arrival airports. Nearby the competition venues you will find several bank automats.



Broadcast rights
The competition reserves the right to broadcast live, record and videotape all rounds. The applicants grant the organization the right to make use of photos, biographical information as well as recording copyright. 


Associazione Musicale "Sequenze"  
Contact: Via Ada Negri 15, 70129 Bari - Italia 

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