Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) has announced that Doug Steinmetz has been promoted to national sales manager for the company’s Band & Orchestral (B&O) division.

Read more: Yamaha Promotes Doug Steinmetz to National Sales Manager for the Band & Orchestral Division

Carnegie Hall’s new national youth jazz orchestra, NYO Jazz, featuring 22 gifted young jazz musicians from across the country, will make its Carnegie Hall debut this Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: NYO Jazz Makes Debut Appearance At Carnegie Hall On Friday

Following the successful instrument drives at Ace Hotel properties in Chicago and Pittsburgh, the D’Addario Foundation and Hungry for Music have partnered with the Ace Hotel in DTLA for a west coast instrument collection event.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Plans Additional Instrument Drive

Manhasset Specialty Company has been nominated for three award categories in the Association of Washington Business’ 2018 Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Read more: Manhasset Nominated for Three Manufacturing Excellence Awards

New publisher, Excelcia Music Publishing, will deliver the highest-quality school performance music for band, orchestra and school choral, as well as cutting edge methods and teacher resources.

Read more: Excelcia Music Publishing launched by Larry Clark

Alfred Music once again partnered with Make Music Alliance on June 21 to support guitar and ukulele Make Music Day events nationwide.

Read more: Alfred Music Participates in Make Music Day National Events

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

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