News and Announcements
The Universal Marimba Competition in Sint Truiden, Belgium has announced the laureates:
When I was a freshman at the University of Colorado I was fascinated by the sound that a classical composer from Ghana pulled out of the marimba. He explained to me that Ghana's marimba, the gyil, is like Western marimba, a series of wooden bars with resonators that is played with mallets.
Now, marimba one has come up with a FLEXIBLE rail pin, which prevents the kind of damage that can happen--especially at schools where marimbas are often moved.
NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union, known as ‘the artist’s credit union,’ specializes in making musical instrument loans. Fixed rates range from 7.25% to 8.75%, for 36 to 60 months, and your instrument is the collateral.
Dr. Lynn Vartan and her students demonstrate how to take apart the marimba, pack it in sturdy cases and take it to gigs!