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Today, The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and Staff shared a letter announcing the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the annual conference, which was scheduled to take place from December 16 to 19 in Chicago.

Read more: Midwest Clinic Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes musicians throughout Detroit and around the world to join “Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of the People,” a virtual ensemble that will come together with individual parts recorded separately and combined into a whole.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Invites Musicians to Participate in ‘Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of...

Alfred Music and MakeMusic, creators of SmartMusic, are fully dedicated to supporting music educators. As fall plans are still being determined, both companies are committed to providing a broad range of content and essential tools to assist with planning for the unknown.

Read more: Alfred Music and MakeMusic Create New Educator Toolkit

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the second round of recipients of their College Scholarships. Ten students from Foundation grantee programs – nine of them being the first generation in their family to attend college – will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of college expenses.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Announces Second Annual College Scholarship Fund Recipients 

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will cancel all events in its three performance venues until January 7, 2021 due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Events Cancelled Until January 7, 2021

Practicing Musician, an online music education company, has launched Practicing Musician’s Big Music Giveaway for K-12 music educators in partnership with KHS America, Eastman Strings, The International Music Education Summit, and Give A Note Foundation.

Read more: Practicing Musician Announces Giveaway for K-12 Educators

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

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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!

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