For the ninth consecutive year, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform four free community concerts to kick off its new season at venues across Metro Detroit, presented by DTE Energy Foundation.

Read more: DSO Offers Free Community Concerts Powered by DTE Energy Foundation

Evans and Promark will take over the lot at DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 8 to 10, 2019.

Read more: Evans and Promark Take Over the 2019 Drum Corps International World Championships Lot

Juilliard has announced its roster of chamber music concerts and recitals for the 2019-20 season.

Read more: Juilliard Announces 2019-20 Chamber Music Season

Accelerando LLC has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Estonia-based Music Education OÜ, a music education technology company that created the assessment and feedback technology called MatchMySoundTM (MMS).

Read more: Accelerando Acquires Music Education OÜ

Following the closing of the 2019 Summer NAMM show, On-Stage donated its entire Summer NAMM booth to YEAH! Rocks music camps, a Nashville-based non-profit that puts on several music camps in Tennessee, including Southern Girls Rock Camp and Tennessee Teens Rock Camp.

Read more: On-Stage Donates All Gear from Summer NAMM Booth to YEAH! Rocks Camps

Berklee College of Music has partnered with Steinberg to integrate the music software company’s Cubase 10 digital audio workstation (DAW) software into its curriculum.

Read more: Berklee College of Music Teams Up with Steinberg to Enrich the Educational Experience with Cubase

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has awarded the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) the 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award in recognition of their efforts advocating for music education.

Read more: Florida Music Education Association Receives 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced the 2019–2020 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level.

Read more: Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces 2019-2020 Grant Recipients for PlayUSA

Juilliard Historical Performance, the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition scholarship program for early music enters its 10th anniversary season with a full schedule of concerts and tours.

Read more: Juilliard Historical Performance Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 2019-20 Season

Kevin Chen, a 14-year-old musicians from Calgary, Alberta, earned first place in this year’s e-Piano Junior Competition, capturing the top prize of $10,000.

Read more: Chen Wins $10,000 Top Prize in Prestigious e-Piano Junior Competition

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