The D’Addario Foundation held three grant presentation events in October at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, Washington, Beacock Music in Vancouver, Washington, and Menchey Music in Timonium, Maryland.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Presents Grants to Music Not-for-profits

Manhasset Stands of Yakima, Washington recently exhibited their music stand products and accessories at the Shanghai Music Fair in China from October 11 to 14.

Read more: Manhasset Stands Exhibits at Shanghai Music Fair

Carnegie Hall has announced the sold-out performance by the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), led by Music Director Antonio Pappano in his Carnegie Hall debut and featuring pianist Martha Argerich, scheduled for Friday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST will be webcast live free of charge to a worldwide audience on medici.tvand carnegiehall.org/medici.

Read more: Carnegie Hall to Offer Live Broadcast of Concert

Carnegie Hall has announced that music director and conductor Lü Jia and the China NCPA Orchestra will present the U.S. premiere of Qigang Chen’s Luan Tan in place of his previously announced work, Itinéraire d'une illusion, during the orchestra’s concert on Monday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m. 

Read more: Carnegie Hall Announces Replacement Performance for 'Itinéraire d'une illusion'

Nicholas McGegan will return to conduct Juilliard415 in "Le monde galant,” featuring musical depictions of foreign lands by European composers Campra, Gluck, Gow, Lalande, Leclair, Rameau, Scarlatti, and Telemann on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. 

Read more: McGegan Returns to Conduct Juilliard415

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will award Honorary Doctor of Music degrees to drummer Steve Gadd (BM ’68) and to jazz keyboardist and composer Chick Corea on October 13 at their performance at Kodak Hall.

Read more: Eastman School of Music Honors Gadd and Corea

Yamaha Artist Services has announced that cellists Jacob Szekely and Mike Block, as well as bassist Charley Sabatino have been welcomed to the Yamaha Artist family. All three musicians currently use Yamaha electric string instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Adds Szekely, Block, and Sabatino to Artist Family

The Eastman School of Music will be hosting “Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts,” a half-day symposium that focuses on a thirteenth-century manuscript currently on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, on Thursday, October 26.

Read more: Eastman School of Music to Host ‘Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts’...

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue the 2017-18 Classical Series with concerts conducted by music director Leonard Slatkin that spotlight DSO musicians as featured soloists.

Read more: Featured Soloists Announced for DSO Classical Series

Juilliard has announced the schedule for the school’s upcoming livestreamed master classes.

Read more: Juilliard Announces Schedule for Upcoming Livestreamed Master Classes

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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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