Excelcia Music Publishing was chosen to provide new musical pieces for the revamped sight-reading portion of the Florida Bandmasters Association’s (FBA) annual Music Performance Assessment (MPA).

Read more: Florida Bandmasters Association selects Excelcia Music Publishing

Students are encouraged to apply to take part in Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz Program, which will take place in the summer of 2019.

Read more: Applications for Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz Program Close January 31

TI:ME has announced that Shawna Longo, middle school Music Technology teacher at Hopatcong Borough Schools, New Jersey, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Mike Kovins TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award.

Read more: TI:ME Honors Shawna Longo with Teacher of the Year Award

On December 21, the Aptakisic Junior High Alumni Band Concert was held in Buffalo Grove, Illinois to celebrate the career of Tom Eifert and his 25 years at the school.

Read more: Aptakisic Junior High Alumni Band Concert Honors Tom Eifert

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced that actor and singer Leslie Odom, Jr. will perform in concert with the orchestra on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Read more: Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Perform with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra 

The students of Musicology Performance Center (Long Island) were given a special opportunity to see English rock band The Struts at popular Long Island venue, the Paramount.

Read more: Korg USA Inc. Grants Local Music School with Artist Visit

Today at the annual meeting of its governing members, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) celebrated the significant artistic and financial achievements and community impact of its 2017-2018 Season, which ended on August 31, 2018.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Discusses 2017-2018 Season at Annual Meeting

Buffet Crampon USA hosted their first School Music Dealer Summit Meeting on November 14 and 15 at Buffet Crampon headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

Read more: Buffet Crampon USA Hosts School Music Dealer Summit

Noteflight, an online music notation software community, now offers musicians the ability to instantly self-publish original music and arrangements of public domain or copyrighted works through Noteflight Marketplace.

Read more: Noteflight Marketplace Provides Instant Self-Publishing and Purchasing of Digital Sheet Music

The 2018 Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships concluded last month, with Yamaha once again leading the way as national presenting sponsor of the event, a role the company has been honored to play for more than two decades.

Read more: Yamaha Bands Win Gold and Silver Awards at BOA Grand National Championships

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