Dorico 2 now includes real-time MIDI recording, an overhauled MIDI transcription engine, new features for media musicians and jazz, and dozens of other improvements across the whole application.

Read more: Dorico 2.2 Update Expands Capabilities in Media Music and Jazz

The French Quatuor Ébène string quartet is the winner of the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019.

Read more: Quatuor Ébène Win the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019

On Friday, December 21, at 8:15 a.m., the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band will perform at the 2018 Midwest Clinic for the 72nd year in a row.

Read more: VanderCook College of Music’s Symphonic Band to Perform at the 2018 Midwest Clinic

This year, on November 27, the D’Addario Foundation will celebrate the Global Day of Giving by collecting donations. 100 percent of every donation goes directly to supporting their partner programs.

Read more: D’Addario Collects Donations for Global Day of Giving

Central Washington University has selected Dan Roberts, president and general manager of Manhasset Specialty Company for an Advisory Board position in their College of Arts and Humanities for 2019 and 2020.

Read more: Manhasset Specialty Co. Honored with Advisory Board position by Central Washington University

Thanks to an incredibly generous donation from the late Rita and Herbert Z. Gold through their Charitable Trust, the D’Addario Foundation can now encourage students to dream even bigger.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Establishes the D’Addario Foundation College Scholarship Fund

Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk and Autism Speaks have teamed up to announce their fourth annual collaborative Blue Man Group performance on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Man Group Theatre at Universal CityWalk.

Read more: Blue Man Group Hosts Autism-Friendly Show in partnership with Autism Speaks

The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 71 college music students with the organization’s prestigious President’s Innovation Award.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Announces The 2019 President’s Innovation Award Recipients

Universal Orlando Resort has provided a first look at the guest rooms inside its newest and seventh hotel, the Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites. The surf-themed hotel will open officially next summer in 2019.

Read more: Universal Orlando Resort Shares First Look at Newest Hotel

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it received a $2.5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Receives $2.5 Million from Knight Foundation

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