The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received a $25,000 Catalyst Fund grant from the League of American Orchestras.

Read more: DSO Receives Grant from League of American Orchestras' Catalyst Fund 

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the first-ever recipients of their new College Scholarship.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Helps Make College Possible for 10 Students

Juilliard has announced the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies from Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street, New York City).

Read more: Juilliard Announces the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, May 28 through June 1

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced applications are being accepted to audition for the Stamps Brass Quintet.

Read more: The Frost School of Music Now Accepting Applications for Stamps Brass Quintet

The Second Annual International Music Education Summit will be live June 13-15, 2019.

Read more: Second Annual International Music Education Summit Begins This June

Nearly 15,000 New York City-area students in grades 3–5 travel to Carnegie Hall this week to participate in Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, an interactive program developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that explores how composers use the orchestra to create musical movement.

Read more: Thousands of NYC-Area Students participate in Link Up: The Orchestra Moves at Carnegie Hall

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has honored Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor, with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award.

Read more: NAMM Honors Chairman Robert C. Scott with the SupportMusic Champion Award

A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with other initiatives, returns a number of benefits.

Read more: Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate, Research Finds

Bob Rogers Travel (BRT) has announced that the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort will be changing locations from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park (in front of Cinderella’s Castle), for this year’s event on November 28.

Read more: Thanksgiving Parade of Bands Moves to Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort

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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