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Educators who could not attend the Conn-Selmer Grant Writing and Funding Strategies workshop in December are invited to purchase a video link of the workshop’s livestream.

Read more: Grant Writing & Funding Strategies Available Online From Conn-Selmer

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) chairman Mark Davidoff and president and CEO Anne Parsons have announced that Italian conductor Jader Bignamini has been appointed music director beginning with the 2020-2021 season.

Read more: Bignamini Named Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown has shared a letter regarding the Berklee Abu Dhabi Center. The letter was shared on January 21.

Read more: Berklee President Shares News about the Berklee Abu Dhabi Center

The International Music Education Summit is the world’s largest 3-day professional learning conference for music educators held entirely online. The 3rd Annual International Music Education Summit will be live June 11-13, 2020.

Read more: The International Music Education Summit Returns June 11-13

The Percussion Marketing Council met at Winter NAMM on Friday (January 17) to both celebrate their 25th anniversary and launch new initiatives for 2020.

Read more: The Percussion Marketing Council Celebrates 25 Years at NAMM, Launches New Initiatives

During this year’s Winter NAMM Show (January 16-19), The NAMM Foundation will host a “GenNext Faculty Mixer” for college music faculty in attendance.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Hosts GenNext Faculty Mixer on January 18

On Saturday (January 18) from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM president Joe Lamond will moderate a NAMM Idea Center presentation on careers in music.

Read more: Winter NAMM Hosts 'Careers in Music' Summit

Ultimate Jam Night, the community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its third annual show at NAMM on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. Entry is free of charge and requires no NAMM badge.

Read more: Ultimate Jam Night Features Over 100 Performers on January 18 at Winter NAMM

JodyJazz, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Rousseau Music Products, producer of the world-renowned E. Rousseau range of saxophone mouthpieces and ligatures.

Read more: JodyJazz, Inc. Acquires E. Rousseau Music Products

This year at Winter NAMM, Cort welcomes four internationally renowned guitarists to booth #5215 in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Read more: Cort Guitars Announces Artist Performances at The 2020 NAMM Show

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For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

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