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Sheet Music Direct, the Hal Leonard-run digital sheet music website, is making over 10,000 popular Hal Leonard choral titles available for unlimited access via their PASS subscription program. A one-month free trial is being offered to all choir directors, students, and members worldwide.

Read more: Sheet Music Direct Offers Over 10,000 Choral Titles

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced further changes to its upcoming schedule through Sunday, June 21, due to restrictions on gatherings and events as recommended by the State of Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and public health officials to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The DSO had previously cancelled or rescheduled concerts through May 10. 

Read more: All Detroit Symphony Orchestra Events Through June 21 Cancelled

With so many of its retail partners unable to function normally due to the Covid-19 health crisis, Key Leaves has announced a “Music Store Stimulus” program.

Read more: Key Leaves Debuts 'Music Store Stimulus' Program During Covid-19

Excelcia Music Publishing has announced that 14 composers and arrangers have joined its ranks for its upcoming 2020 new releases of Choral, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble music, increasing the publisher’s composer and arranger team to 59.

Read more: Excelcia Music Publishing Adds 14 New Composers to Its Roster for 2020 Releases

The Richmond Symphony has announced the appointment of award-winning Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi as our next music director.

Read more: Richmond Symphony Names Peleggi New Music Director

With so many of its retail partners unable to function normally due to the current health crisis, JodyJazz has announced its “Dealer COVID-19 Direct Sales Advocacy Program.”

Read more: JodyJazz Announces ‘Dealer COVID-19 Direct Sales Advocacy Program'

The Virginia Arts Festival’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of all patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. In conformance with Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide ban on events over 10 people, and due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, Virginia Arts Festival events through June 14 will be rescheduled, postponed, or canceled effective Friday, April 3, 2020.

Read more: Virginia Arts Festival Postpones All Events Through June 14

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jazz at Lincoln Center is making available a robust, curated and weekly program of offerings to reach people all over the world and bring the healing power of jazz music into homes and communities.

Read more: Jazz At Lincoln Center Launches New Portal 

Carnegie Hall today announced its decision to cancel the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including all events in its three performance venues through July 2020, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read more: Carnegie Hall Cancels Remainder of 2019-2020 Season

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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