The Second Annual International Music Education Summit will be live June 13-15, 2019.

Read more: Second Annual International Music Education Summit Begins This June

Nearly 15,000 New York City-area students in grades 3–5 travel to Carnegie Hall this week to participate in Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, an interactive program developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that explores how composers use the orchestra to create musical movement.

Read more: Thousands of NYC-Area Students participate in Link Up: The Orchestra Moves at Carnegie Hall

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has honored Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and Labor, with the organization’s SupportMusic Champion Award.

Read more: NAMM Honors Chairman Robert C. Scott with the SupportMusic Champion Award

A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with other initiatives, returns a number of benefits.

Read more: Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate, Research Finds

Bob Rogers Travel (BRT) has announced that the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort will be changing locations from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park (in front of Cinderella’s Castle), for this year’s event on November 28.

Read more: Thanksgiving Parade of Bands Moves to Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort

Juilliard has named trombonist, Pre-College faculty member, and former Music Advancement Program (MAP) faculty member Weston Sprott as dean of the preparatory division.

Read more: Juilliard Names Weston Sprott as Dean of the Preparatory Division

The Frost School of Music (FSOM) at the University of Miami will host the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) International Convention and Competition from June 17 through June 22.

Read more: Frost School Of Music Hosts Guitar Foundation Of America's (GFA) International Convention And...

The Juilliard School has announced that choreographer Alonzo King, actress Rita Moreno, and composer Kaija Saariaho will receive honorary doctorates during the school’s 114th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11a.m. in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Alonzo King, Rita Moreno, and Kaija Saariaho Receive Honorary Doctorates at Juilliard's 2019...

The Eastman Family has announced that Rio Americano High School, led by Director Josh Murray, is the winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition.

Read more: Eastman Announces Rio Americano High School as Winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition

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