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The Nashville Symphony has created several virtual programs to provide students, educators, and families with opportunities to learn, engage, and grow through music.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Shares Virtual Music Education Opportunities

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will cancel all events in its three performance venues from January 7 through April 5, 2021 due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Events Cancelled Through April 5, 2021

Row-Loff Productions continues to offer free social practicing sessions for beginning percussionists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Row-Loff Offers Free Music Downloads, Play-Along Tracks, and Lessons for Percussionists

Carnegie Hall’s free streaming series return this fall with new original Live with Carnegie Hall episodes curated by leading artists and Learn with Carnegie Hall programs featuring highlights from Carnegie Hall masterclasses led by some of the finest musicians from around the world.

Read more: ‘Live with Carnegie Hall’ Returns With New Original Programming This Fall

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami will continue its critically acclaimed “Frost Music Live” concert series through November.

Read more: Fourth Annual ‘Frost Music Live’ Series Continues Throughout the Fall

While many schools across the nation remain in a state of suspense on reopening to full capacity, and parents and administrators face challenges with distance learning, districts and schools have the opportunity to be recognized for their continued commitment to music education through The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) awards program. 

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Seeks Best Communities for Music Education

On October 20, the Music Achievement Council launched the Virtual First Performance National Day of Celebration (FPNDOC). This special “virtual” edition is being provided as an opportunity for beginning students to experience a successful performance event in that very first concert early in the year even if attending school in a 100 percent virtual or hybrid environment.

Read more: The First Performance National Day of Celebration Goes Virtual

The Music International Grand Prix is a new international music competition that will culminate in a winners' concert at Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall) on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Read more: Music International Grand Prix Unveils Plans for 2021

Alfred Music has announced the new flexible instrumentation series—Alfred Flex and Belwin Flex. Each series contains a variety of styles and grade levels (Grades ½ through 3+) to meet the needs of ensembles with incomplete or unique instrumentation.

Read more: Alfred Music Expands With Two New Flexible Instrumentation Series: Alfred Flex and Belwin Flex

After a major renovation and addition of a new performing arts center to I.M. Terrell Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Visual and Performing Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, the school now houses a suite of Wenger and J.R. Clancy products to help its musically gifted students thrive.

Read more: Wenger Produces Superior Sound at I.M. Terrell Academy

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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