Richard Wilson Riley and NAMM President Joe Lamond presents the SupportMusic Champion Award to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TENN) during a reception at Nelson Mullins on May 23, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for NAMM)The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Honors Senator Lamar Alexander with the SupportMusic Champion Award

Cascade Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Miropolsky admires the plaque, designed by Manhasset Stands and underwritten by Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrated the success of its Business Alliance initiative on Sunday with a reception held at Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA).  At the event, organized by co-chairs of the CSO Development Committee Jo and Bruce Caldwell, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra Business Alliance Charter Member Plaque was unveiled. Manhasset Stands provided the commemorative music stand plaque.

Read more: Manhasset Stands Provides Commemorative Music Stand for Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s 55th Season

SEN Panel & AttendeesOn May 3, 2016, the SABIAN Education Network hosted its latest panel discussion event for drum teachers at Vic’s Drum Shop in the Music Garage in Chicago, IL.

Read more: Sabian Education Network Hosts Event At Vic’s Drum Shop In Chicago

Miller TheatreMiller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts  Announces The 2016-17 Season

Read more: Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts Announces The 2016-17 Season

D'Addario Woodwinds is thrilled to welcome the entire Utah Symphony clarinet section to its newest artists. Lee Livengood, already an endorsee, is now joined by his colleagues Tad Calcara and Erin Svoboda in the endorsement of D'Addario Reserve Classic reeds.

Read more: D'Addario Woodwinds Brings Entire Utah Symphony Clarinet Section to Artist Roster

Musicians for Forests holds the vision of pulling together acoustic guitar manufacturers, musicians, soundboard suppliers, retailers, NGOs, and outdoor manufacturers to end the clearcutting of old-growth Sitka spruce in the Tongass.

Read more: Musicians for Forests: How the Music Industry can help the Tongass National Forest

Belka QuartetThe annual Juilliard String Quartet Seminar concludes with two free chamber music concerts performed by the participating string quartets on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm in Juilliard's Paul Hall.

Read more: Juilliard String Quartet Seminar Concludes With Two Free Chamber Music Concerts

Dorico Music Notation SoftwareSteinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced details of its highly anticipated music notation software, Dorico, scheduled for release the fourth quarter of 2016.

Read more: Steinberg Unveils Dorico Music Notation Software

On Wednesday, May 11th, after a tumultuous few days which had set the blogosphere/social media a-flutter (due to comments made by NAfME leader Michael Butera in April that many deemed to suggest racial bias), the organization released the following statement:

Read more: Butera and NAfME Part Ways

Bernie WorrellNew England Conservatory will bestow honorary Doctor of Music (hon. D.M.) degrees on five distinguished musicians at its 145th annual Commencement Exercises, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. in NEC's Jordan Hall. The recipients are Parliament/Funkadelic co-founder Bernie Worrell, conductor Leonard Slatkin,composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, soprano Martina Arroyo, and composer Malcolm Peyton.

Read more: NEC Announces 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speaker


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