The Cadets Hall of Fame committee has unanimously voted to remove George Hopkins from the Cadets Hall of Fame. In addition, an independent report has concluded that there is no evidence to support that Interim CEO Sean King knew about Hopkins’ alleged sexual misconduct towards Jessica Beyer.

Read more: Sean King Cleared in YEA! Investigation

Marking its 30th anniversary, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) program recognized the 2018 winners during its annual Celebration Weekend, held June 23 to 25, 2018 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Read more: Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has announced their endorsement of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s (D-NY-7) Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education (GAAME) Act (H.R. 6137).

Read more: NAfME Endorses Rep. Velazquez's Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education Act

Alfred Music will contribute support to female leaders in the music products industry as they are combining their energies and resources to establish The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund, a fund designed to foster and support female industry professionals at various stages of their careers.

Read more: Alfred Music Supports Launch of Smart Women in Music Initiative

Nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs as part of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Advocacy Fly-In, held May 21 to 24.

Read more: NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) has announced that the organization will benefit 25 music making organizations to a total sum of $675,000.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Announces $675,000 in Music Making Grants to 25 Organizations

CodaBow has announced that they will donate 25 Diamond NX Performance Bows to 25 kids in honor of their 25th anniversary.

Read more: CodaBow to Donate 25 Bows to 25 Students

The most affordable hotel option at Universal Orlando Resort is now accepting reservations.

Read more: Universal's Endless Summer Resort Now Accepting Reservations

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, D’Addario will host multiple events across New York City in celebration of Make Music Day, a free celebration of music around the world.

Read more: D'Addario Announces Free Make Music Day Events

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the D'addario Foundation hosted the Long Island Lesson Program’s end-of-year recital at the D’Addario & Co Factory in Farmingdale, New York.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Hosts Recital for the Long Island Lesson Program and Awards Music...

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