Robert J. Sherman, son of American songwriter and Disney legend Robert B. Sherman, paraded down iconic Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom with the Harnett Central High School "Marching Trojans" from Angier, N.C. on Monday, entertaining thousands of Walt Disney World Resort guests.

Read more: Composer Robert J. Sherman Marches with North Carolina High School Band

After more than 60,000 views of the 12 semifinalist schools’ videos for the 2017 Music In Our Schools – Music Inspires Tour, during which viewers voted daily for their favorite schools, the six schools to be part of the Tour have been chosen.

Read more: 2017 Music In Our Schools – Music Inspires Tour

The annual Music Education Days at the Winter NAMM Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 21–22, 2017, in Anaheim CA. Music educators and administrators are encouraged to join Roland/BOSS at this industry-only music products trade show. 

Read more: Roland/BOSS Special Offer For Music Educators at 2017 NAMM Show

The Boston Symphony Orchestra welcomes over one hundred adult amateur musicians from sixty-seven Massachusetts communities to Boston’s Symphony Hall for the third “Onstage at Symphony, ” January 11-14, 2016.

Read more: BSO Invites Adult Amateur Musicians to Participate in Third “Onstage At Symphony”

Now beginning a national tour after its highly-acclaimed 623-performance Broadway run,"An American in Paris" is a classic musical reborn as a modern stage production. Conducted by music director David Andrews Rogers, the musical's 13-piece orchestra plays its all-Gershwin score augmented by three Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboards using programming provided by keyboard programmer Stuart Andrews and associate keyboard programmer Dave Weiser.

Read more: An American in Paris Orchestrates with Kurzweil

The Jazz Education Network will present its 8th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, January 4 - 7, 2017, with world-class performers and presenters.  GRAMMY® Award-winning saxophonist/recording artist Kirk Whalum will be keynote speaker.

Read more: Jazz Education Network Presents it’s 8th Annual Conference and Concert

Audio-Technica System 10 Pro Digital Wireless components, as used by students at Nashville’s Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School. Pictured are ATW-RC13 Rack-mount receiver chassis, ATW-RU13x2 receiver unit, ATW-T1002 handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone/transmitter and ATW-T1001 UniPak® transmitter with MT830cW lavalier microphone.The Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School in north Nashville offers a theater arts programs and Disney has become a regular contributor of grants towards it, through the Disney Musicals In Our Schools program. Disney’s program provides performance rights, educational support materials, and guidance from teaching artists, specially trained by local educators and the Disney Theatrical Group (Nashville was the pilot city for the program, in 2010). Last year’s musical, The Little Mermaid, was one of the first productions to employ the newly acquired the System 10 Pro Digital Wireless Microphone system from Audio-Technica.

Read more: Audio-Technica System Helps Nashville’s Hull Jackson Montessori School

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will begin its 12th season Monday, January 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, January 15 at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street.

Read more: NY Philharmonic Families Theme Begins with “Strings”

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic performed a historic concert at the United Nations Wednesday, December 14, paying tribute to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the conclusion of his ten-year term and welcoming his successor, António Guterres.

Read more: Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Perform at the United Nations

Cameron CarpenterVirtuoso American organist Cameron Carpenter makes his BSO subscription series debut in three performances Thursday, January 12-Saturday, January 14, joining the BSO and guest conductor Bramwell Tovey for performances of Terry Riley’s elaborate and wide-ranging 2014 organ concerto, At the Royal Majestic.

Read more: American Organist Cameron Carpenter Makes BSO Debut


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Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
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Some of All of the Above - 20%

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