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Today, NAMM shared a letter regarding its 2021 winter edition.

Read more: NAMM Shares Updates on 2021 Show

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2020 - 2021 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 2020-2021 Grant Recipients for PlayUSA

Today, the Nashville Symphony announced that its Board of Directors voted to suspend all concert and event activity through July 31, 2021, and to furlough a total of 79 musicians and 49 full-time staff members, effective July 1.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Suspends All Concerts and Events Through July 31

KHS America congratulates Eden Prairie High School of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for winning the Academic Alliance Quantum Mark II Sweepstakes.

Read more: KHS America Academic Alliance Announces Sweepstakes Winner

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has awarded the Julio Iglesias Scholarship to piano and voice student Mar Giménez Marín.

Read more: Julio Iglesias Scholarship Awarded by Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

Carnegie Hall today announced that the Weill Music Institute’s (WMI) Lullaby Project has expanded its free digital offerings providing fun and interactive music activities for families at home with babies and toddlers.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Expands Online Activities for the Lullaby Project and Hosts June 12 Concert

Hal Leonard has hired Gregory Roman to be the general manager of their online general music program, Essential Elements Music Class. In this new role, Roman will oversee content development, curriculum, sales, and more.

Read more: Hal Leonard Hires Gregory Roman as GM Essential Elements Music Class

Scott Johnson, Blue Devils percussion arranger and caption head, has joined the Conn-Selmer Marching Band Workshop faculty.

Read more: Johnson Joins Conn-Selmer Marching Band Workshop Faculty

With continuing concern over Coronavirus (COVID-19), summer camps and schools throughout the nation have closed or cancelled. 

Read more: Strings Sensation Violectric Present Free Online Music Education And Entertainment Series

Carnegie Hall has launched a new online series—Learn with Carnegie Hall—including a wide range of musical activities for families, created by the Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Read more: New Online Series 'Learn with Carnegie Hall' Includes Special Programming for Families

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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