During the 2018-19 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. Of those elite high school musicians who were accepted to their district or All-State music ensembles, 556 of them were selected for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles

Read more: Over 500 Student Musicians to Perform in Orlando in All-National Honor Ensembles

The Nashville Symphony has announced their “Salute to Vienna” New Years Concert for 2020.

Read more: The Nashville Symphony Announces 'Salute to Vienna' New Years Concert

Musical Innovations and its Charleston affiliate, Fox Music House, recently hosted a Clarinet Day at their North Charleston (South Carolina) location.

Read more: Musical Innovations and Fox Music House Host Successful Clarinet Day

This fall, composer, conductor, and clarinetist Jörg Widmann begins his season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, which showcases his musical versatility and imaginative vision.

Read more: Widmann Kicks Off Carnegie Hall Residency with The Cleveland Orchestra on October 4

The D’Addario Foundation has announced Back 2 School Class of 2019, which will take place at Los Angeles’s historic Palace Theatre on November 2.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Announces Back 2 School Benefit

Juilliard Historical Performance’s 10th anniversary season opens with artist in residence and faculty member Richard Egarr.

Read more: Richard Egarr Leads Juilliard415 in Works by Handel and Avison/Scarlatti

Tom Merrill has joined Bob Rogers Travel as a travel consultant.

Read more: Tom Merrill Joins Bob Rogers Travel

The 2019–2020 season marks the centennial year of Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, the historic concert hall with perfect acoustics within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center that serves as the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).

Read more: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Centennial of Detroit’s Orchestra Hall with Special...

Effective September 1, 2019, Hal Leonard has become the exclusive worldwide distributor for Stephenson Music, the publishing company of composer Jim Stephenson, whose recent Liquid Melancholy album was a 2019 GRAMMY Awards nominee.

Read more: Hal Leonard Becomes the Exclusive Print Distributor for Composer Jim Stephenson

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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