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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), in partnership with the Detroit Historical Society and Museum, announces “Detroit’s Orchestra Hall: A Virtual Exhibition,” celebrating the centennial season of the historic venue.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra partners with Detroit Historical Society and Museum to present...

Carnegie Hall continues its new online series—Live with Carnegie Hall—throughout July.

Read more: 'Live with Carnegie Hall' Continues Throughout July

Last year, Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars teamed up with the Maryland Hall and several world-class musicians to offer a week-long Musician’s Clinic that culminated in a Teacher/Student Concert.

Read more: Paul Reed Smith and the Maryland Hall Take Annual Music School Online

From July 6-17, more than 200 of the country’s most outstanding teen musicians—hailing from 41 states across the USA—will come together to form an online virtual musical community, taking part in Carnegie Hall’s three acclaimed national youth ensembles: the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz.

Read more: Teen Instrumentalists Convene Virtually in July for NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz has unveiled a slate of live, online educational programs and webinars to take place this summer for elementary, middle and high school students from across the country and around the globe.

Read more: Herbie Hancock Institute Unveils Virtual Summer Slate of Free Music Education Programs for Students

Today, The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and Staff shared a letter announcing the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the annual conference, which was scheduled to take place from December 16 to 19 in Chicago.

Read more: Midwest Clinic Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes musicians throughout Detroit and around the world to join “Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of the People,” a virtual ensemble that will come together with individual parts recorded separately and combined into a whole.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Invites Musicians to Participate in ‘Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of...

Alfred Music and MakeMusic, creators of SmartMusic, are fully dedicated to supporting music educators. As fall plans are still being determined, both companies are committed to providing a broad range of content and essential tools to assist with planning for the unknown.

Read more: Alfred Music and MakeMusic Create New Educator Toolkit

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the second round of recipients of their College Scholarships. Ten students from Foundation grantee programs – nine of them being the first generation in their family to attend college – will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of college expenses.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Announces Second Annual College Scholarship Fund Recipients 

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will cancel all events in its three performance venues until January 7, 2021 due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Events Cancelled Until January 7, 2021

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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