1st International Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion & Snare Drum Competitions

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

  • Rosario GIOENI (IT)
  • Nanae MIMURA (JP)

  • Luigi MORLEO (IT)

  • Francesco D'ANIELLO (IT)

  • Giuseppe TRIA (IT)

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

Venues of Competition & Festival

  • San Giuseppe's Church - address: Largo Della Corte, 70014 Conversano (Bari) Italia

  • Casa delle Arti - address: Via Donato Jaia 14, 70014 Conversano (Bari) Italia



All festival concerts and competition rounds are located in Conversano, in the historical venues such as the beautiful the Castle, Casa delle Arti, and the San Giuseppe's Church,  located at the site of the Castle in the center of the city of Conversano, all offering the best and natural acoustic quality. 

Program of Competitions & Festival 

  • The Competition will include 4 rounds for Marimba & Percussion Solo, and only 3 rounds for the Youth category.

  • The Festival (May 27 till June 2, 2019) will include semi-final & final competition rounds, clinics & evening concerts by presented jury members, guests and Winners. Total Festival program will be announced from April 29th 2019 on this website.

  • All participants in the competitions can take part, for FREE, to all clinics, conferences and concerts, that will take place from May 27th to 29th, 2019.


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 Competition. 


Provided instruments

Marimbas: ADAMS (Alpha and Classic model), Yamaha 5100, Malletech (Imperial Grand 5.0). Vibraphones: Musser M58 and Yamaha YV3700G. Snare Drums: ADAMS (Maple 14" x 5, 1/2"), Pearl Philharmonic (Maple 14" x 5, 1/2"), GRETSCH (Maple/Aluminium 14" x 5, 1/2"). 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 organization 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 
E-mail: WorldPercussionMovement@gmail.com

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