Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk and Autism Speaks have teamed up to announce their fourth annual collaborative Blue Man Group performance on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Man Group Theatre at Universal CityWalk.

Read more: Blue Man Group Hosts Autism-Friendly Show in partnership with Autism Speaks

The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 71 college music students with the organization’s prestigious President’s Innovation Award.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Announces The 2019 President’s Innovation Award Recipients

Universal Orlando Resort has provided a first look at the guest rooms inside its newest and seventh hotel, the Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites. The surf-themed hotel will open officially next summer in 2019.

Read more: Universal Orlando Resort Shares First Look at Newest Hotel

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it received a $2.5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Receives $2.5 Million from Knight Foundation

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) recently announced the establishment of the Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded annually at the JEN Conference to a college student exhibiting genuine passion and dedication to jazz education.

Read more: JEN Establishes Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship

Following a morning concert on Friday, October 19, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) musicians, board members, trustees, and administrators left Orchestra Hall and spread throughout Metro Detroit for its sixth annual Day of Service.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Sixth Annual Day of Service

The School of Music at the University of North Florida recently purchased two Yamaha U1 TransAcoustic upright pianos to help support its latest undergraduate degree program in Music Technology and Production.

Read more: The School of MUNF School of Music Embraces New Technologies with Yamaha TransAcoustic Upright...

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, December 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades representing a variety of styles taking place in over 20 U.S. cities.

Read more: Make Music Winter Launches This December

Acclaimed violinist and Yamaha artist Mads Tolling dazzled students and concert attendees alike at his appearance last Thursday at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. 

Read more: Yamaha, Quinlan & Fabish and Mads Tolling Bring Fusion Improv to VanderCook

TAMA Marching has hired Patrick Curry and Jeff Huffman as sales strategists for TAMA Marching’s Band & Orchestral products division.

Read more: TAMA Marching Welcomes Sales Strategists Patrick Curry and Jeff Huffman To Team

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