Working from home? Switch to the DIGITAL edition of School Band & Orchestra. CLICK HERE to signup now!

Teach Kids Music has launched their new “Little Rockers” program. This program and 80-page book written by Teach Kids Music founder John McCarthy teaches children about music starting as young as three years old in the pre-schematic stage of artist learning.

Read more: Teach Kids Music Launches ‘Little Rockers’ Program

This fall, online audiences have the opportunity to hear musical insights directly from some of the world’s leading artists through a new weekly video series drawn from the rich catalogue of master classes for emerging artists presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI).

Read more: Carnegie Hall To Stream Free Master Class Video Series As Part of 'Learn With Carnegie Hall'

Six alumni from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami have received 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations in multiple categories, for a total of 13 nominations.

Read more: Six Frost School of Music Alumni Nominated for Latin GRAMMY Awards

DC Strings Orchestra, a program of DC Strings Workshop, announces the appointment of DC-region musical conductor Dr. Juan A. Gallastegui to lead the DC Strings Orchestra.

Read more: DC Strings Orchestra Names Dr. Gallastegui Conductor and Music Director

The Bard College Conservatory of Music will present a student and faculty showcase weekend on October 24 and 25, sharing two free, live-streamed concerts.

Read more: Bard Conservatory of Music Presents Student and Faculty Showcase Weekend

In response to the pandemic, museums have been forced to reimagine how visitors interact and engage. Now, Roland and Yuri Suzuki have teamed up with the Design Museum to create, a fun and educational music creation platform and online-learning experience.

Read more: Roland Launches Music Creation Platform with the Design Museum in London

During the week of October 12, the Vermont Jazz Center (VJC) will launch its 2020 educational season. This fall’s new offerings make good use of the Jazz Center’s summer faculty – instructors can now Zoom in from afar to reach students from all around the world.

Read more: Vermont Jazz Center Launches 2020 Education Season October 12

After COVID-19 canceled their season, the Northshore Concert Band found a way to safely make live music again. A leader in community music since 1956, the Northshore Concert Band (NCB) is internationally known and respected for its musical excellence and commitment to music education.

Read more: The Northshore Concert Band Finds a Way to Safely Make Live Music Again

D’Addario Woodwinds has announced their first livestream with the Houston Symphony, which is scheduled to take place this Thursday (October 8) at 7 p.m. ET on YouTube and Facebook.

Read more: D'Addario Woodwinds To Host Live Masterclass With Houston Symphony Clarinetists

Rianna Kopcho, a guitarist from Omaha, Nebraska, has been named the 24th recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition award to Berklee, presented in conjunction with the Monterey Jazz Festival. She is the first guitarist and the second woman to receive the award.

Read more: Kopcho Named 24th Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee

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.

Click here to nominate a director 

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Sign up for the SBO newsletter


Get the SBO App!

Get the latest issues on your mobile device!



College Search & Career Guide

The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!