The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition (GMEC), a nonprofit collective, was announced today with the goal of increasing the number of youth actively participating in music in U.S. public schools.

Read more: The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Launches to Support Music Education

Yamaha Corporation of America, in partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), has invited people across the U.S. and around the world to join the company’s “Share the Gift” campaign in an effort to help rebuild music education programs devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read more: Yamaha Starts ‘Share the Gift’ Campaign to Help Schools Affected by Recent Hurricanes

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and pianist Daniil Trifonov for concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy Overture, Trifonov’s own 2014 Piano Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, the “Scottish.”

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Guerrero and Trifonov

Yamaha has announced that the application process for the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) competition is now open.

Read more: Applications for the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Now Open

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it has received new and increased support totaling $18.5 million from four foundations: the William Davidson Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, and the Dresner Foundation.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces New Foundation Support

Yamaha has announced that Broken City Percussion (BCP) has opted to use Yamaha marching and concert instruments exclusively.

Read more: Broken City Percussion Opts to Use Yamaha Marching and Concert Instruments Exclusively

The D’Addario Foundation has announced it will partner with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud, and Lyft to host an instrument collection event at D’Addario & Company headquarters in Farmingdale, Long Island on Thursday, November 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Hosts Instrument Collection Event

On Thursday, November 9, 16 Music & Arts warehouses across the U.S. will be open to the public for the first time for a warehouse sale. From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., customers will be able to score open-box brand-name instruments, accessories, and sheet music at low prices.

Read more: Music & Arts Hosts National Warehouse Blowout Sale

The D’Addario Foundation held three grant presentation events in October at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, Washington, Beacock Music in Vancouver, Washington, and Menchey Music in Timonium, Maryland.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Presents Grants to Music Not-for-profits

Manhasset Stands of Yakima, Washington recently exhibited their music stand products and accessories at the Shanghai Music Fair in China from October 11 to 14.

Read more: Manhasset Stands Exhibits at Shanghai Music Fair

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