Jeff Queen has joined Yamaha Corporation of America as district manager on the company’s School Service Sales team. He reports to David Suter, regional sales manager, School Service Sales.

Read more: Yamaha Names Jeff Queen as District Manager of School Service Sales

During the week of May 20-24, Alfred Music business leaders Ron Manus, chief business development officer, and Jennifer Paisley-Schuch, trade shows and partnerships director, joined more than 100 music industry leaders, notable artists, and arts education activists to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

Read more: Alfred Music Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Brian Jemelian Award for outstanding achievement, an annual program that recognizes one individual who, by virtue of their exceptional musical commitment, inspires positive personal and cultural transformation.

Read more: Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute Announces 2019 Brian Jemelian Award Call for Applications

Juilliard historical recordings made during the tenure of composer William Schuman, who served as Juilliard's legendary third president from 1945 to 1961, have recently been preserved and digitized and are now available through Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace Library and Archives at Juilliard's online media archive

Read more: Juilliard Historical Recordings Now Digitized and Available Through Online Media Archive

After a successful launch of the pilot program in summer 2017, Ensemble Connect will present the week-long Audience Engagement Intensive (AEI) from June 4–11 in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.

Read more: Ensemble Connect Presents Audience Engagement Intensive from June 4–11

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received a $25,000 Catalyst Fund grant from the League of American Orchestras.

Read more: DSO Receives Grant from League of American Orchestras' Catalyst Fund 

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the first-ever recipients of their new College Scholarship.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Helps Make College Possible for 10 Students

Juilliard has announced the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies from Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street, New York City).

Read more: Juilliard Announces the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, May 28 through June 1

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced applications are being accepted to audition for the Stamps Brass Quintet.

Read more: The Frost School of Music Now Accepting Applications for Stamps Brass Quintet

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