Last weekend, 14 young pianists ages seven to 16 performed their original compositions at the annual Yamaha National Junior Original Concert (NJOC) in Cerritos, California.

Read more: 14 Young Pianists Perform at Annual Yamaha National Junior Original Concert

Juilliard Historical Performance has announced its 2017-2018 season of concerts, tours, residencies, and master classes.

Read more: Juilliard Historical Performance Announces 2017-2018 Season Schedule

Last month, the nine winners of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition performed at the 29th annual Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) celebration weekend, which ran from June 24 – 27, 2017 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Read more: Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners Perform in Indiana

The NAMM Foundation has announced that the organization will be donating $675,000 in grants to 24 different music education programs this year.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Donates $675,000 in Grants in 2017

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) and the Los Angeles-based Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) gathered more than 150 leaders this spring to launch Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Youth Justice, a new national initiative that focuses on the intersection of arts and youth justice.

Read more: Weill Music Institute and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network Launch Creative Justice Program

This summer, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) for a two-concert series conducted by Aram Demirjian.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Ford House for Summer Concerts

Hercules Stands is hosting a worldwide contest, encouraging musicians to share videos explaining their “musical journey” with them.

Read more: Hercules Stands Hosts Video Competition

Jody Espina, the founder and president of JodyJazz Inc, recently completed a masterclass, clinic, and concert tour of Southeast Asia.

Read more: JodyJazz Founder Hosts Classes and Workshops on Tour of Southeast Asia

Next month, Carnegie Hall will host its Summer Music Educators Workshop from July 19 through 22 in an effort to give music teachers the chance to improve and revamp their teaching practices.

Read more: Carnegie Hall's the Summer Music Educators Workshop Kicks off in July

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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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