The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has announced that they have added North Carolina A&T State University of Greensboro, North Carolina, to its growing list of institutions who are part of the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program.

Read more: North Carolina A&T Joins Conn-Selmer School Partner Program

Music & Arts has announced their spring 2018 schedule for the "Upgrade Your Sound" event tour, featuring additional dates and locations than in previous years.

Read more: Music & Arts Announces Spring ‘Upgrade Your Sound' Dates

A charter bus filled with high school band students traveling from Orlando, Florida to Houston, Texas fell into an Alabama ravine yesterday, causing many students to be taken to emergency rooms via helicopters, and bus driver Harry Caligone to be killed, according to CBS News affiliate WKRG-TV.

Read more: Bus Carrying Band Students Crashes Into Alabama Ravine, Killing Driver and Injuring Passengers

JodyJazz Inc has announced their acquisition of the Chedeville Company, the world renowned brand of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces.

Read more: JodyJazz Inc Acquires Chedeville Company

Now in his fourth season as music director, Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage over three consecutive evenings in April.

Read more: Boston Symphony Orchestra To Perform at Carnegie Hall

Next Tuesday, March 20, the Nashville Symphony will host “Composers of Hope,” a part of Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope initiative and Chamber Music Series.

Read more: Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope Continues With 'Composers of Hope'

German maestro Kirill Petrenko will lead the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper in their United States debut performances at Carnegie Hall over two consecutive evenings this March.

Read more: Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper To Make U.S. Debut at Carnegie Hall

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it will honor philanthropists Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin at its eighth annual Heroes Gala on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra To Honor Penny and Harold Blumenstein, music director Leonard Slatkin

On Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket will conduct Handel’s Rinaldo at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert.

Read more: Harry Bicket To Conduct The English Concert at Carnegie Hall

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