Data from the case of Dan Fabbio, a music teacher who suffered from brain cancer, has helped more precisely define the relation between the different parts of the brain that are responsible for music and language processing.

Read more: Music Teacher Contributes to Neurological Research in Rochester

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare have announced that the ensemble Music in the American Wild has been selected as an Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Project. 

Read more: Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare Announce New Artist Project

As part of the TBA/KHS America Academic Student Melody Competition, the winning theme "Devil’s Perspective” was used as thematic material for a full wind ensemble piece.

Read more: KHS America Academic Student Melody Competition Winner Presented With Award

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has merged its membership program for younger patrons, previously called 37eleven, with the existing NextGen committee, a community of young professionals who meet regularly to increase DSO stewardship among their peers.

Read more: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Merges Membership Programs

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According to this letter, all board members, with the exception of George C. Wolph, have resigned from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, as of this morning. 

From their website: "Turnaround Arts is a school reform effort that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. We envision a world in which all students engage in a well-rounded education and exude confidence, critical thinking, and creativity as a result. Turnaround Arts is a program of The Kennedy Center, which "brings arts education resources into priority and focus schools as a strategic tool for targeting larger school challenges and opportunities."

This past July, J.W. Pepper launched Cut Time, a new online management tool for music directors and parent booster groups.

Read more: J. W. Pepper Launches Cut Time

After a six-year legal battle, Donald Trump has lost a trademark fight with Tom Scharfeld, a music teacher who acted as his own lawyer to protect the name of his app “iTrump,” which he created to teach his students how to play the trumpet.

Read more: Music Teacher Wins Law Suit Against Donald Trump over Music Education App

The Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and the Juilliard Orchestra have announced that the two orchestras will collaborate to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence with a concert tour led by conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy and a regular guest at Juilliard.

Read more: The Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and Juilliard Orchestra Announce Tour

JodyJazz Inc. recently hosted a visit to their facilities with the educational rep team of leading school music dealers and Portman’s Music.

Read more: JodyJazz Hosts Visit to Facilities

Noteflight has expanded to include over 1,000 digital musical scores within Noteflight Learn.

Read more: Noteflight Learn Adds Digital Sheet Music Subscriptions

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