Announcing the first-ever Marimba + Voice Festival. This 3-day event will be held in Utah Valley University’s new world-class performing arts center. UVU is in Orem, Utah at the base of Mt. Timpanogos in the Wasatch Mountain Range and neighbors Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Park City’s Sundance Film Festival.

The mission of #marimbavoicefest is to bring together singing marimbists in the sharing of ideas, repertoire, and techniques; and to build community among pioneers of this flourishing new genre. Each day will be packed with performances, group vocal technique classes, composition and arranging sessions, open discussions, and networking where we can learn from each other in a supportive, collaborative environment.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am-10:30am Clinic: Composition and arranging techniques

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Clinic: Vocal techniques

  • 2:00am-5:00pm Participant showcase sessions and recitals open to the public

  • 7:30pm Evening concert open to the public

Opportunities for participants

  • Attend clinics on various topics including vocal technique, composition, and arranging

  • Perform and share your repertoire in a supportive space with Q&A

  • Network and meet fellow singing marimbists

  • Discover new repertoire

Presentations & Performances


  • Participants are responsible for securing their own housing. Hotel recommendations will be made available
  • Meals are on your own, however, many nearby hotels provide continental breakfast and there will be a closing BBQ/party at Doug’s home in Orem
  • All collegiate and professional playing levels welcome