On April 30, D’Addario hosted an event at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in celebration of the famed International Jazz Day. D’Addario artists Jeff Coffin and Roy “Futureman” Wooten were guest hosts representing D’Addario Woodwinds and Evans Drum Heads.

Read more: D’Addario LIVE Event Hosted in Nashville

Alfred Music helps the world experience the joy of making music and whole-heartedly believes that music should be accessible to anyone who wishes to learn, teach, or play.

Read more: Alfred Music Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C. at NAMM D.C. Fly-In

After many months of research and planning, DANSR is proud to announce their exciting new website (dansr.com).

Read more: DANSR Launches New Website

Vic Firth Company has launched a new YouTube channel, specifically focused on marching percussion.

Read more: Vic Firth Launches Marching Percussion YouTube Channel

Jakob Winter is a European manufacturer of instrument cases. The “GreenLine” product series has been hugely popular in Europe and around the world and is sold in more than 100 countries.

Read more: Jakob Winter GmbH Germany Opens Sales & Marketing Office in the United States

Sweetwater, a major supporter of music performance and music education, is working with Arts United, Adams Radio Group, and WANE TV to present Make Music Day, on Tuesday, June 21st in downtown Fort Wayne.

Read more: Sweetwater Sponsors Make Music Day

Noteflight, the world’s first and most innovative online music notation software, has announced the first ever online audio recording feature for music notation software. This allows the over two million Noteflight community members to record personal performances of the music that they create on Noteflight’s innovative web-based application.

Read more: Noteflight Announces First Ever Audio Recording for Online Music Notation

Juilliard415 and conductor Ton Koopman (photo by Nan Melville)

Juilliard Historical Performance, the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition scholarship program for early music, enters its eighth performance season with a full schedule of concerts, tours, residencies, and master classes anchored by performances from its primary period-instrument ensemble, Juilliard415, and a roster of distinguished guests artists.

Read more: Juilliard Historical Performance Announces 2016-17 Season

Gold Circle seminar participants, May 2016 (L-R): Dawn Heiman, AuD, of Advanced Audiology Consultants, Oak Brook, IL; Laura Kauth, MA, CPS/A, CCC-A, Davenport, IA; Sensaphonics instructors Michael Santucci and Joe Tessone; Jill C. Kassinger, AuD, of Franklin Hearing Center, Franklin, TN; Steve Chargo, MA, CCC-A, of Affinity Hearing in Plymouth, MN; and Colleen Le Prell, PhD, of University of Texas at Dallas.

Five Gold Circle seminar graduates learn techniques for working with musicians to promote hearing wellness on stage.

Read more: Sensaphonics Trains Gold Circle Audiologists


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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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