Hal Leonard has announced that effective immediately they have acquired Schaum Publications, the publisher of educational piano materials.

Read more: Hal Leonard Acquires Schaum Publications

Iván Fischer, Photo credit: Marco BorggreveIván Fischer will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: Iván Fischer and Violinist Nikolaj Znaider to Return to New York Philharmonic

D’Addario Woodwinds launched their newest campaign – the D’Addario Woodwinds Story, an initiative celebrating D’Addario Woodwinds’ new world innovation as they redefine the word “craftsmanship” for the 21st century. 

Read more: The D’Addario Woodwinds Story

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon’s ten woodwind and brass brands, has announced a realignment of its sales territories and welcomes three new division managers.

Read more: Buffet Crampon Announces Territory Realignment and New Division Managers

School districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education curriculum are encouraged to apply for a national distinction as a Best Communities for Music Education.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Seeks Best Communities for Music Education

D’Addario has been selected as a featured New York company for one of a handful of commercials running as a series for Senator Chuck Schumer’s reelection this year. 

Read more: Senator Chuck Schumer Re-Visits D’Addario Headquarters

On the heels of an extended tribute to Wes Montgomery at this year’s Indy Jazz Fest (Sept. 15-24), the spotlight swings to sprouting stars on the region’s jazz family tree. Live jazz performances will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 17, by established pros and top jazz students from area universities.

Read more: Pros and Students to Play at Indianapolis Jazz Foundation's Jazz Legacy Showcase

Jaap van Zwedenwill become music director of the New York Philharmonic beginning in the 2018–19 season, after serving as music director designate in 2017–18 — will make his first appearances with the Philharmonic since his appointment was announced, Thursday, November 17; Friday, November 18; and Saturday, November 19. He will lead the Orchestra in the New York Premiere of Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra) — a Philharmonic co-commission with the League of American Orchestras — with principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, for whom the work was written, as soloist; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; and Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin.

Read more: Future NY Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden To Lead New York Premiere

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon student, intermediate, and professional woodwinds, announced a new partnership with Kibo Commerce, the Cloud-based online order commerce platform. 

Read more: Buffet Crampon Partners with Kibo Commerce Online Sales Platform

The first family concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) 2016-17 season will spotlight the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), featuring many of Boston’s most talented young musicians ranging in age from 10-18, in a performance of Peter and the Wolf on Saturday, October 29, at 12 noon.

Read more: Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra Presents Peter and the Wolf


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Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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