Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) and the Los Angeles-based Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) gathered more than 150 leaders this spring to launch Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Youth Justice, a new national initiative that focuses on the intersection of arts and youth justice.

Read more: Weill Music Institute and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network Launch Creative Justice Program

This summer, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) for a two-concert series conducted by Aram Demirjian.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Ford House for Summer Concerts

Hercules Stands is hosting a worldwide contest, encouraging musicians to share videos explaining their “musical journey” with them.

Read more: Hercules Stands Hosts Video Competition

Jody Espina, the founder and president of JodyJazz Inc, recently completed a masterclass, clinic, and concert tour of Southeast Asia.

Read more: JodyJazz Founder Hosts Classes and Workshops on Tour of Southeast Asia

Next month, Carnegie Hall will host its Summer Music Educators Workshop from July 19 through 22 in an effort to give music teachers the chance to improve and revamp their teaching practices.

Read more: Carnegie Hall's the Summer Music Educators Workshop Kicks off in July

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is preparing to depart for its Asia Tour 2017 on July 11, which will include the orchestra’s debut performances in China and its first visit to Japan in 19 years.

Read more: DSO Prepares to Embark on Asia Tour 2017

The Sabian Education Network (SEN) recently hosted a panel discussion for drum teachers at the University of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia.

Read more: Sabian Education Network Holds Panel at University of the Arts

More than 20 representatives from 18 Yamaha Music Schools across the country attended the Yamaha Music School Advantage program on June 15 in Las Vegas.

Read more: 2017 Yamaha Music School Advantage Program a Success

Michael Stefiuk has been named the Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

Read more: Stefiuk Named Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music

Music & Arts has opened nominations for the company’s 2017 Music Educator of the Year award, which annually recognizes one outstanding music educator.

Read more: Music & Arts Opens Nominations for Music Educator of the Year


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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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