Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to seven Metro Detroit venues as the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series gets underway.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Starts 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for two back-to-back concerts this January with newly appointed chief conductor Daniele Gatti.

Read more: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra To Return To Carnegie Hall

Conductor James Gaffigan will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for performances of Wagner’s Ring Without Words—a concert version of the fantasy opera cycle The Ring arranged by the late Lorin Maazel. 

Read more: James Gaffigan To Conduct 'Ring Without Words' at Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Music & Arts has named Christine Belle Cumberledge as the winner of its 2017 Music Educator of the Year award.

Read more: Music & Arts Names Cumberledge 'Educator of the Year'

Hartley Peavey has given a 125,000-square-foot facility in Decatur to the Newton County School District.

Read more: Hartley Peavey Donates Facility to the Newton County School District

Yamaha has donated a large number of band and orchestral instruments that had been damaged in shipping to help train the next generation of band instrument repair (BIR) technicians at Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) in Sioux City, Iowa.

Read more: Yamaha Donates Instruments to Western Iowa Tech’s Band Instrument Repair Program

Now in its 36th year, the 2017 Savannah Jazz Festival was sponsored by JodyJazz this past September.

Read more: JodyJazz Sponsors 36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival

Three alumni of Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music (HSOM) have been nominated for four Grammys in the Jazz and Composing/Arranging categories.

Read more: Hayes School of Music Alumni Nominated for Grammy Awards

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced the faculty and European tour highlights for the inaugural year of NYO Jazz, a four-week intensive summer program designed to showcase the talents of young American jazz instrumentalists (ages 16-19), beginning in summer 2018.

Read more: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces Details for Inaugural NYO Jazz Program

Yamaha has honored Rebecca Kite and Pete Magadini with the company’s prestigious Legacy in Education Awards.

Read more: Yamaha Honors Kite and Magadini with Legacy in Education Awards

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Directors who make a Difference

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO?

Click here to nominate a director 

and tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

SBO Web Poll

Are you willing to carry a gun as a teacher?

Sign up for the SBO newsletter


Get the SBO App!

Get the latest issues on your mobile device!



College Search & Career Guide