Michael Charles Smith

Michael Charles Smith is a marimba soloist, composer, singer-songwriter and teacher residing in Portland, Oregon. His music has been used in commercials and documentaries for companies like Allstate Insurance, Weight Watchers, Barilla Pasta, Intel and Avanti Destinations. Michael explores a variety of musical styles in his compositions for movies and short films, with music in the award-winning documentary, Six Ways To Santiago. He currently works as the composer for One Hundred Seconds documentaries.

As an accomplished marimba soloist, Michael covers everything from Bach to Radiohead and Ray Charles to George Gershwin, making him a hit with listeners of all ages. He performs solo marimba for wedding ceremonies, country clubs, business conferences, vineyards, and at the Portland International Airport (PDX) for thousands of travelers weekly.

Michael is the owner of MarimbaLab, a company that teaches music abilities through arrangements of popular music for marimba. All arrangements are published and are played by marimba groups all over the country. Currently MarimbaLab runs classes at Riverdale Grade School and High School in Portland.

Michael is a classical percussionist with Portland Columbia Symphony. He has studied at the University of Oregon with Charles Dowd, Sean Wagoner and at Portland State University with Joel Bluestone. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Music.

Another compelling piece by Michael Charles Smith (aka "Marimba Mike"), this intermediate marimba solo is a great addition to the solo marimba literature.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
$15.00
Another compelling piece by Michael Charles Smith (aka "Marimba Mike"), this intermediate marimba solo is a great addition to the solo marimba literature.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Medium
$14.00
This short, intermediate work for solo marimba features a cheerful and uplifting melody.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Medium
$14.00
This short, intermediate work for solo marimba features a cheerful and uplifting melody.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Medium
$13.00
A beautiful and playful work for intermediate solo marimba, this piece centers around a whirling 6/8 rhythm with a slow, rubato middle section.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Medium
$16.00
A beautiful and playful work for intermediate solo marimba, this piece centers around a whirling 6/8 rhythm with a slow, rubato middle section.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Medium
$14.00
A cheerful, groovy, and repetitive medium marimba solo in 7/8.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium
$14.00
A cheerful, groovy, and repetitive medium marimba solo in 7/8.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium
$13.00
Originally composed for a full orchestra, this piece has been sensitively arranged for marimba quartet.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium
$30.00
Originally composed for a full orchestra, this piece has been sensitively arranged for marimba quartet.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium
$27.00
This groove-based medium marimba solo features a perpetual 16th-note motive in 7/8.
Duration: 3:35 | Level: Medium
$15.00
This groove-based medium marimba solo features a perpetual 16th-note motive in 7/8.
Duration: 3:35 | Level: Medium
$14.00
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