Yamaha has honored Rebecca Kite and Pete Magadini with the company’s prestigious Legacy in Education Awards.

Read more: Yamaha Honors Kite and Magadini with Legacy in Education Awards

Kalil Olsen, a 17-year-old high school student from East Lansing, Michigan, was named the first recipient of the Brian Jemelian Award for Outstanding Achievement, following his piano performance at the week-long “Celebrating the Spectrum” at Michigan State University this past summer.

Read more: Kalil Olsen Honored by Yamaha with Brian Jemelian Award for Outstanding Achievement

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received a grant from General Motors (GM) to expand the Soundcard student discount program.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Expands Soundcard Student Discount Program with Grant from General Motors

The New York Philharmonic has named Adam Crane vice president of external affairs, and Susan Madden vice president of development, beginning in January 2018.

Read more: New York Philharmonic Appoints Crane and Madden to New Positions

Carnegie Hall has announced that it will partner with the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), for the summer 2018 season of NYO2, an intensive orchestral program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14–17.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Partners with New World Symphony for NYO2

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that the winner of the ninth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers is New Zealand-Canadian composer, sound artist, and performer Juliet Palmer.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names Palmer Winner of Lebenbom Award

TAMA Marching, the Oregon Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps and OC Indoor have partnered for the 2018 season.

Read more: TAMA Marching Announces Partnership with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has announced eight grant recipients for its fall 2017 cycle.

Read more: The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Announces Grant Recipients

The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition (GMEC), a nonprofit collective, was announced today with the goal of increasing the number of youth actively participating in music in U.S. public schools.

Read more: The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Launches to Support Music Education

Yamaha Corporation of America, in partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), has invited people across the U.S. and around the world to join the company’s “Share the Gift” campaign in an effort to help rebuild music education programs devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read more: Yamaha Starts ‘Share the Gift’ Campaign to Help Schools Affected by Recent Hurricanes

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