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The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami will continue its critically acclaimed “Frost Music Live” concert series through November.

Read more: Fourth Annual ‘Frost Music Live’ Series Continues Throughout the Fall

While many schools across the nation remain in a state of suspense on reopening to full capacity, and parents and administrators face challenges with distance learning, districts and schools have the opportunity to be recognized for their continued commitment to music education through The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) awards program. 

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Seeks Best Communities for Music Education

On October 20, the Music Achievement Council launched the Virtual First Performance National Day of Celebration (FPNDOC). This special “virtual” edition is being provided as an opportunity for beginning students to experience a successful performance event in that very first concert early in the year even if attending school in a 100 percent virtual or hybrid environment.

Read more: The First Performance National Day of Celebration Goes Virtual

The Music International Grand Prix is a new international music competition that will culminate in a winners' concert at Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall) on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Read more: Music International Grand Prix Unveils Plans for 2021

Alfred Music has announced the new flexible instrumentation series—Alfred Flex and Belwin Flex. Each series contains a variety of styles and grade levels (Grades ½ through 3+) to meet the needs of ensembles with incomplete or unique instrumentation.

Read more: Alfred Music Expands With Two New Flexible Instrumentation Series: Alfred Flex and Belwin Flex

After a major renovation and addition of a new performing arts center to I.M. Terrell Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Visual and Performing Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, the school now houses a suite of Wenger and J.R. Clancy products to help its musically gifted students thrive.

Read more: Wenger Produces Superior Sound at I.M. Terrell Academy

Teach Kids Music has launched their new “Little Rockers” program. This program and 80-page book written by Teach Kids Music founder John McCarthy teaches children about music starting as young as three years old in the pre-schematic stage of artist learning.

Read more: Teach Kids Music Launches ‘Little Rockers’ Program

This fall, online audiences have the opportunity to hear musical insights directly from some of the world’s leading artists through a new weekly video series drawn from the rich catalogue of master classes for emerging artists presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI).

Read more: Carnegie Hall To Stream Free Master Class Video Series As Part of 'Learn With Carnegie Hall'

Six alumni from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami have received 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations in multiple categories, for a total of 13 nominations.

Read more: Six Frost School of Music Alumni Nominated for Latin GRAMMY Awards

DC Strings Orchestra, a program of DC Strings Workshop, announces the appointment of DC-region musical conductor Dr. Juan A. Gallastegui to lead the DC Strings Orchestra.

Read more: DC Strings Orchestra Names Dr. Gallastegui Conductor and Music Director

Directors who make a Difference

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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