Juilliard has named trombonist, Pre-College faculty member, and former Music Advancement Program (MAP) faculty member Weston Sprott as dean of the preparatory division.

Read more: Juilliard Names Weston Sprott as Dean of the Preparatory Division

The Frost School of Music (FSOM) at the University of Miami will host the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) International Convention and Competition from June 17 through June 22.

Read more: Frost School Of Music Hosts Guitar Foundation Of America's (GFA) International Convention And...

The Juilliard School has announced that choreographer Alonzo King, actress Rita Moreno, and composer Kaija Saariaho will receive honorary doctorates during the school’s 114th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11a.m. in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Alonzo King, Rita Moreno, and Kaija Saariaho Receive Honorary Doctorates at Juilliard's 2019...

The Eastman Family has announced that Rio Americano High School, led by Director Josh Murray, is the winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition.

Read more: Eastman Announces Rio Americano High School as Winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition

Berklee College of Music has launched the BerkleeNYC Community Fund, raising money for educational programming, scholarships for K-12 students in need, community outreach, and partnerships at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in Power Station (formerly Avatar) studios – now known as Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

Read more: BerkleeNYC Launches Community Fund

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor Kent Nagano and pianist Beatrice Rana for a pair of concerts featuring music by Prokofiev and Bruckner.

Read more: Nagano Makes Detroit Debut Conducting DSO This May

Frost School of Music professor Maestro Charles Castleman has donated his 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, with a scroll the work of Francesco Stradivari, circa 1735, to the Frost School of Music.

Read more: Castleman Donates 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Violin to Frost School of Music

Carnegie Hall has announced that Vartan Gregorian will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom.

Read more: Vartan Gregorian to Receive Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence

Timeless Communication has announced that Lauren Byrge has joined the sales team.

Read more: Lauren Byrge Joins Timeless Sales Team

VanderCook College of Music has announced Alex Kaminsky as the new Director of Bands for their music education program.

Read more: VanderCook College Welcomes New Director of Bands Alex Kaminsky

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