Michael Stefiuk has been named the Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

Read more: Stefiuk Named Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music

Music & Arts has opened nominations for the company’s 2017 Music Educator of the Year award, which annually recognizes one outstanding music educator.

Read more: Music & Arts Opens Nominations for Music Educator of the Year

This 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) will allow fans to experience the DSO in West Bloomfield, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, and Clinton Township.

Read more: DSO Announces 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series 

The Juilliard School has unveiled the preliminary designs for the school’s first overseas campus, The Tianjin Juilliard School.

Read more: Juilliard Unveils Design for The Tianjin Juilliard School

Carnegie Hall will bring together about 200 of the best teen musicians this summer to work and train as The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Assembles NYO-USA and NYO2 For Summer Training and Tours

Yamaha Corporation of America has partnered with the Eastman School of Music to sponsor five graduate students to participate as fellows in the Institute for Music Leadership’s 2017 Eastman Leadership Conference.

Read more: Yamaha Sponsors Graduate Students to Attend Music Leadership’s 2017 Eastman Leadership Conference

D'Addario & Company, Inc. has partnered with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO) in Cleveland, Ohio to help CYO continue to provide exceptional educational experiences to students.

Read more: D'Addario Partners with Contemporary Youth Orchestra

The Juilliard School hosted team members from ILIO on May 10 to present the Vienna Symphonic Library products to its composition students.

Read more: Juilliard Hosts ILIO To Present Vienna Symphonic Library

"A Note To My Parents, I Love My School Music Program Because…" was the theme of SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA’S 17TH annual scholarship essay contest. Several thousand entries were submitted as students competed for ten, $1,000 scholarships.

Read more: 2017 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

At this year’s Winter Guard International (WGI) Indoor Percussion & Winds World Championships, eight awards were earned by groups using solely Yamaha instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Ensembles Take Home Eight Medals at 2017 WGI Championships


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SBO Web Poll

This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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