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Carnegie Hall has launched a new online series—Learn with Carnegie Hall—including a wide range of musical activities for families, created by the Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Read more: New Online Series 'Learn with Carnegie Hall' Includes Special Programming for Families

As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has joined over 50 national music and arts organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Joins Over 50 Organizations to Support Arts Education as Essential During...

Wenger Corporation has announced the installation of a custom Diva Acoustical Shell at Auburn University’s new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Read more: Wenger Installs Diva Acoustical Shell at Auburn's Gogue Performing Arts Centre

Noteflight announced today an integration with MatchMySound technology to add SoundCheck performance assessment to their online music notation software.

Read more: Noteflight Partners with MatchMySound to Add Performance Assessment to Online Music Notation...

Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers officially announced today.

Read more: Global ‘Make Music Day’ to Go Virtual This Year

Steinberg today announced the highly anticipated release of the latest version of its professional scoring software, Dorico 3.5. With updates to the whole family of products — Dorico Pro, Dorico Elements, and the free Dorico SE — there are improvements across every area of the application, building on the ground-breaking features introduced in Dorico 3.0.

Read more: Steinberg Dorico 3.5 Expands with Notational Capabilities and Workflow Customization

Due to current Kentucky guidelines, the Great American Brass Band Festival will be postponed until the weekend of September 11-12, 2020. The festival was initially postponed to July 24-25 due to COVID-19 from its original date in June. 

Read more: Great American Brass Band Festival Postponed Until September

Building on the long and storied history between Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), DSO musicians will work closely with Interlochen students this summer as part of Interlochen Online’s virtual Arts Camp, which will take place from June 28 to July 19, 2020.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Join Interlochen Online for Virtual Arts Camp

Forging ahead with new band titles from favorite veteran composers as well as talented newcomers, Excelcia Music Publishing introduces its 2020 Concert Band music, along with an innovative digital catalog for educators to use from home to listen, plan and select new music for when their ensembles can come back together.

Read more: Excelcia Music Publishing Shares Concert Band Music Release with Digital Catalog

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!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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