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...

During the week of May 21 to 25, Alfred Music’s Ron Manus, chief business development officer, and Jennifer Paisley-Schuch, trade shows and partnerships director, joined nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists, and arts education activists to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

Read more: Alfred Music Attends NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In

Music & Arts has invited all students, parents, and educators to attend their Open House weekend (June 22 to 24) for complimentary guitar lessons and live music, and a free guitar offer at all locations that offer musical instrument lessons. 

Read more: Music & Arts Stores Offer Free Guitars to New Lessons Students During 'Open House' in June

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017-2018 Paradise Jazz Series will conclude on June 9 with a one-night-only concert featuring Brazilian composer, pianist, and singer Ivan Lins.

Read more: Ivan Lins to Perform One-Night-Only Concert at Orchestra Hall

Thanks to generous donations to the D’Addario Foundation’s Music Education for Girls Initiative, dedicated students in D’Addario’s free stringed instrument program will receive $2,000 scholarships to continue their musical training.

Read more: D'Addario Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students in Their Free Long Island Lesson Program

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