Dayton Public Schools (DPS) celebrated the growth of its instrumental music program this past year with “DPS Big Gig 2.0.”

Read more: Dayton Public Schools Celebrates Instrumental Music Program with 'DPS Big Gig 2.0'

Juilliard’s AXIOM, led by founding director Jeffrey Milarsky, performs works by Xenakis, Shaw, and Reich on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall in its final concert of the season. 

Read more: Juilliard's AXIOM Performs Works by Xenakis, Shaw, and Reich in Final Concert of the Season

Hercules Stands have launched their “Outfit your Band” sweepstakes.

Read more: Hercules Stands Launches 'Outfit Your Band' Sweepstakes

D'Addario Woodwinds Artists Mark Nuccio and Steven Banks have both been appointed faculty positions for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester at two reputable universities.

Read more: D'Addario Woodwinds Artists Appointed to Distinguished Institutions

Excelcia Music Publishing expands its leadership team with the appointment of music educator, violinist, and industry veteran, Diana Traietta as director of Sales and Marketing.

Read more: Traietta Named Director of Sales and Marketing at Excelcia Music Publishing

Juilliard alumnus Peter Oundjian returns to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Peter Oundjian Returns to Conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in Works by Bloch and Bruckner

Congratulations to the 2019 SBO essay contest winners and their school music programs. This year’s essay question: “What role had your music program played in bringing you closer to your schoolmates, friends and the community at large?”

Read more: 2019 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis has announced that it has named Jeffrey Grogan, Barry Houser and Michael Pote to its esteemed Master Educator Program.

Read more: Grogan, Houser and Pote Join Roster of Yamaha Master Educators

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) has announced the Young Composers Initiative, a new program that will accept and select student compositions to be featured in performance at the OMEA Professional Development Conference.  

Read more: OMEA Announces Young Composers Initiative

The Nashville Symphony has shared its list of shows for the free 2019 Community Concerts series.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Announces Free Summer Series for 2019

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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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