Developed at the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research, "The Eastman Case Studies" are designed for current and future leaders to develop the skills and perspectives for helping solve problems of musical arts organizations through situation analysis, recommendations, and discussion.

Read more: Eastman School of Music Launches Volume II of ‘The Eastman Case Studies’

Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to exceptional young musicians with financial need.

Read more: Apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Last October-December, Give a Note Foundation hosted a #MusicEdMatters giving campaign, and 18 Tri-M® and four NAfME Collegiate chapters competed to raise the most funds. Altogether, these 21 student chapters raised more than $10,000 for Give a Note, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).  

Read more: Music Education Students Raise More Than $10,000 for Give a Note Foundation

Detroit-based Sphinx organization has proud history of boosting the number of African-American, Latino classical string musicians. 

Read more: Sphinx Organization Celebrates 20 Years of Diversity

On-Stage donated an array of music products and accessories to Harmony Project of Los Angeles, California. On-Stage is a Connecticut-based, family-owned business with a long history of supporting charities, community programs, and schools that promote music education and performance.

Read more: On-Stage Supports Donates NAMM Booth Products to Harmony Project

D’Addario adds German violinist Julia Fischer to their Orchestral artist roster.

Read more: Julia Fischer Joins D’Addario Orchestral Artist Roster

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the 2017 Young Composer Concert, held in Dallas, Texas, and the 2017 All National Honor Orchestra performance as part of the All National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) performances at Walt Disney World.

Read more: NAfME's 2017 Student Composers Competition is Now Accepting Submissions

Seventeen hit songwriters and producers from all music genres will be among those who take the stage at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. Now in its 12th year, ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO takes place April 13 – 15 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. 

Read more: Line-Up Announced for 2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO

Herbert Blomstedt conducting the New York Philharmonic Photo: Chris LeeHerbert Blomstedt will return to the New York Philharmonic to lead the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. 

Read more: Herbert Blomstedt To Return to the New York Philharmonic

 Roland has announced the details of a new campaign in collaboration with Sheet Music Direct, the world’s premier digital sheet music retailer.

Read more: Roland Launches Sheet Music Promo For LX, HP, and GP Pianos


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Festival Competitions - 42.5%
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