After a six-year legal battle, Donald Trump has lost a legal battle with Tom Scharfeld, a music teacher who acted as his own lawyer to protect the name of his app “iTrump,” which he created to teach his students how to play trumpet.

Read more: Music Teacher Wins Law Suit Against Donald Trump over Music Education App

The Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and the Juilliard Orchestra have announced that the two orchestras will collaborate to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence with a concert tour led by conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy and a regular guest at Juilliard.

Read more: The Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and Juilliard Orchestra Announce Tour

JodyJazz Inc. recently hosted a visit to their facilities with the educational rep team of leading school music dealers and Portman’s Music.

Read more: JodyJazz Hosts Visit to Facilities

Noteflight has expanded to include over 1,000 digital musical scores within Noteflight Learn.

Read more: Noteflight Learn Adds Digital Sheet Music Subscriptions

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has hired Jill Elder as vice president and chief development officer, effective August 29, 2017.

Read more: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hires Jill Elder as Vice President and Chief Development Officer

On September 10, the Nashville Symphony will be hosting The Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Ascend Amphitheater.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Announces The Tchaikovsky Spectacular Show

Fred J. Miller, Inc. has released what is trending this year at the band uniform company.

Read more: Fred J. Miller, Inc. Gemini Collection Trending in 2017

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced the 2017-2018 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports different American instrumental music education projects that are specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students.

Read more: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces PlayUSA Grant Recipients

From August 8 to August 13, more than 120 classical musicians of African descent from all over the United States will perform in Rochester as part of the 2017 Gateways Music Festival.

Read more: Classical Musicians of African Descent to Perform at Gateways Music Festival

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will embark on its first-ever tour of Latin America.

Read more: NYO-USA Embarks on First Tour of Latin America


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This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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