Mission

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Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Inc. presents intensive summer marimba festivals in different locations. Between 2001 and 2017, there have been 14 two-week ZMFs (see History). Since 2014, there have been four ZMF On Tour events, each spanning four to six days.

With a focus on concert marimba performance, the festival has a two-fold mission: 1) to bring together 45-60 marimbist/participants from around the world in a private seminar environment; and 2) to celebrate its world-class faculty performing on marimba, vibraphone and other percussion in concerts open to the public.

Musical genres typically span classical to contemporary music, including jazz and and some folk musics. By changing venues from year to year, ZMF is able to bring its concert series to various communities to encourage a greater appreciation for the marimba as a concert instrument.

Joint Venture Percussion Duo performing at ZMF 2014. Photo: Gael Chabot-Leclerc

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