In collaboration with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has announced the 2019 recipients of the State Music Education Association Advocacy Grant Awards.

Read more: CMA Foundation and NAfME Announce 2019 State Advocacy Award Grant Winners

Conn-Selmer has teamed up with The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business to offer a two-day intensive certification on Grant Proposal Writing for Music Educators. 

Read more: Conn-Selmer and University of Notre Dame Offer Certification on Grant Proposal Writing for Music...

The Juilliard School has announced the appointment of Rosalie Contreras as vice president of public affairs, effective July 8, 2019.

Read more: Juilliard Appoints Rosalie Contreras Vice President of Public Affairs

The Avedis Zildjian Company recently endowed several percussion scholarships at top music schools throughout the country.

Read more:  Zildjian Endows Percussion Scholarships to Honor Renowned Educators

Wenger Corporation’s latest installation of acoustical, staging, rigging, control equipment, and lighting integration is at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, Texas.

Read more: Wenger Makes Updates to the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

From July 10 to 13, Carnegie Hall hosts the 5th annual Summer Music Educators Workshop, giving music teachers from across the country the opportunity to re-energize their teaching practice, learn from leaders in the field, and exchange best practices with peers.

Read more: Teachers Convene at Carnegie Hall for 5th Annual Summer Music Educators Workshop

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced the winner of the tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers: Los Angeles-based Australian-Canadian composer Veronika Krausas.

Read more: Veronika Krausas wins tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers

The Richmond Symphony has announced two new appointments to its leadership team; the Symphony welcomes Jennifer Arnold as its new director of Artistic Planning and Orchestral Operations, and Walter Bitner as its new director of Education and Community Engagement.

Read more: The Richmond Symphony Announces Two Appointments to its Leadership Team

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has announced the 2018-2019 Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by Schmidt Vocal Arts.

Read more: NAfME Awards Top Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapters

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