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Roger H. Brown, who has served as Berklee’s president since 2004, announced that he is stepping down from the position effective May 31, 2021.

Read more: Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown Will Step Down in 2021

This fall, Carnegie Hall welcomes back two orchestras from Munich, Germany: Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO).

Read more: Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Both Return to Carnegie Hall in Fall 2019

Violinist and MacArthur "Genius" Regina Carter and jazz drummer Sean Dobbins will visit a classroom of third grade violin students at a DPSCD school on Detroit's east side today, October 16.

Read more: Violinist Regina Carter and Drummer Sean Dobbins Visit Third Grade Violin Students in Detroit

The Bösendorfer 280VC Vienna Concert grand piano has been awarded pride of place in St. Olaf College’s Urness Recital Hall, following the College’s decision to become the first institute of higher learning in the United States to purchase this model for use on campus.

Read more: St. Olaf College Selects Bösendorfer Piano as Top Concert Instrument

Casio America, Inc. has teamed up with Notes for Notes (N4N™) – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that builds, equips and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs and youth facilities giving youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free – to gift more than 10 keyboards and digital pianos to the organization’s newest studio and more.

Read more: Casio Supports Music Education With Donation To Notes For Notes

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) competition, an annual program that has helped build the musical careers of outstanding young talent for more than 30 years.

Read more: Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program Now Accepting Applications

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its 2019-2020 Classical Series and Orchestra Hall’s centennial season with an energetic three-piece program of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla.

Read more: Bignamini Returns to DSO to Lead Program Featuring Mahler’s ‘Symphony No. 4,’ October 17-19

Ensemble Connect continues its two-year fellowship program this season with concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, as well as residencies and performances at The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Skidmore College, and in schools and community venues throughout New York City.

Read more: Ensemble Connect Musicians Embark on Second Year of Prestigious Fellowship Program

The Lowell Mason House, a music education and advocacy organization based in Medfield, Massachusetts, has announced its Music Education Advocacy Competition.

Read more: The Lowell Mason House Announces New Music Education Advocacy Competition

Little Kids Rock has welcomed Steve Venz as their first chief program officer and chief academic officer.

Read more: Little Kids Rock Welcomes Venz as Chief Program Officer and Chief Academic Officer

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