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Virtual Choir 6: "Sing Gently," an original composition from Eric Whitacre, will make its global debut on Sunday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. PDT on YouTube.

Read more: Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6: "Sing Gently" Film to Debut July 19

The Adjudication Committee for the Lift Up Our Voices Scholarship for Underrepresented Composers has announced that the inaugural scholarship is awarded to KiMani Bridges.

Read more: Lift Up Our Voices Scholarship Announces Inaugural 2020 Recipient

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Larisa Martínez, and pianist Peter Dugan will offer the live premiere of their new work “Voice and the Violin” on August 14.

Read more: ‘Voice and the Violin’ Makes Live Debut August 14

The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) shared commissioned study results on COVID-19 in a letter on July 13.

Read more: Ohio Music Education Association Shares Commissioned Study Results on COVID-19

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), in partnership with the Detroit Historical Society and Museum, announces “Detroit’s Orchestra Hall: A Virtual Exhibition,” celebrating the centennial season of the historic venue.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra partners with Detroit Historical Society and Museum to present...

Carnegie Hall continues its new online series—Live with Carnegie Hall—throughout July.

Read more: 'Live with Carnegie Hall' Continues Throughout July

Buffet Crampon has announced a partnership with the International Clarinet Association (ICA), the global community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts.

Read more: Buffet Crampon Announces Partnership with International Clarinet Association

From July 6-17, more than 200 of the country’s most outstanding teen musicians—hailing from 41 states across the USA—will come together to form an online virtual musical community, taking part in Carnegie Hall’s three acclaimed national youth ensembles: the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz.

Read more: Teen Instrumentalists Convene Virtually in July for NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz

Buffet Crampon USA, in partnership with its network of authorized dealers throughout the United States, announces a new promotion designed to benefit customers searching for a professional clarinet during these difficult times.

Read more: Buffet Crampon USA Announces the “R13 Stimulus” Instant Rebate

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz has unveiled a slate of live, online educational programs and webinars to take place this summer for elementary, middle and high school students from across the country and around the globe.

Read more: Herbie Hancock Institute Unveils Virtual Summer Slate of Free Music Education Programs for Students

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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