The School of Music at the University of North Florida recently purchased two Yamaha U1 TransAcoustic upright pianos to help support its latest undergraduate degree program in Music Technology and Production.

Read more: The School of MUNF School of Music Embraces New Technologies with Yamaha TransAcoustic Upright...

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, December 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades representing a variety of styles taking place in over 20 U.S. cities.

Read more: Make Music Winter Launches This December

Acclaimed violinist and Yamaha artist Mads Tolling dazzled students and concert attendees alike at his appearance last Thursday at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. 

Read more: Yamaha, Quinlan & Fabish and Mads Tolling Bring Fusion Improv to VanderCook

TAMA Marching has hired Patrick Curry and Jeff Huffman as sales strategists for TAMA Marching’s Band & Orchestral products division.

Read more: TAMA Marching Welcomes Sales Strategists Patrick Curry and Jeff Huffman To Team

Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts will present the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital with alumna Hyesang Park, soprano, and pianist Brian Zeger on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:30pmin Alice Tully Hall. 

Read more: Soprano Hyesang Park and Pianist Brian Zeger Present the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes kids of all ages and their families for two Halloween-themed events: a Tiny Tots performance titled “Rock O'Ween” featuring Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits, and a Young People’s Family Concert presentation of “Halloween at Hogwarts,” featuring the DSO conducted by Kelly Corcoran. 

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hosts Halloween-Themed Events

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced three new faculty hires for 2018-2019.

Read more: The Frost School of Music Welcomes New Esteemed Faculty Members

Cascio Music will continue their sponsorship of the Bucks Beats Drumline at the Fiserv Forum for the 2018- 2019 season.

Read more: Cascio Music Sponsors Bucks Beats Drumline for 2018-2019 NBA Season

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Seeks The Best Communities for Music Education

Jupiter Band Instruments member of the KHS America family of brands, has once again partnered with the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s student essay contest.

Read more: Jupiter Rewards Students at the John Coltrane Festival

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