JodyJazz Inc has announced that Tenor Saxophone titan JD Allen has joined the JodyJazz family of artist endorsers.

Read more: JD Allen Joins JodyJazz Family Of Artist Endorsers

A team of consultants from Conn-Selmer recently visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to assess the damage of many instruments from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and also develop a plan to rebuild music programs there.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Visits U.S. Virgin Islands to Help Music Programs Post-Hurricanes

Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the seventh annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers.

Read more: Hal Leonard Announces Winners of Vocal Competition

Yamaha Corporation of America and Music Exchange have donated 16 Yamaha portable 88-key keyboards and accessories to a new San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) afterschool music education program.

Read more: Yamaha Donates Keyboards to New Afterschool Program

Woodwind & Brasswind concluded Music in Our Schools Month by bringing music classroom supplies to public schools across the United States.

Read more: Woodwind & Brasswind Donate Music Classroom Supplies Throughout USA

Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One for chorus and orchestra will be premiered on May 7, 2018 by the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY) under the direction of Kent Tritle at Carnegie Hall.

Read more: Behzad Ranjbaran's 'We Are One' to Premiere at Carnegie Hall

The Cadets of Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) recently wrapped up their final camp prior to Spring Training at the YEA! Town Hall Meeting.

Read more: Youth Education in the Arts Hosts Town Meeting

Many D’Addario-endorsed groups won big at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Championships, winning six medals and announcing six artists joining the roster.  

Read more: D’Addario-Endorsed Groups Win Big at the 2018 WGI

From April 17 through 19, Dayton Public Schools (DPS) celebrated the rebirth of its long-dormant instrumental music program, with Yamaha Corporation of America on hand to help make it happen.

Read more: Yamaha Helps Dayton Public Schools Restore Instrumental Music Program

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has welcomed Dr. Nola Jones as the Southeast Region Educational Support Manager beginning in September of 2018. 

Read more: Jones Named Educational Support Manager for SE United States

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