Every summer, hundreds of young musicians from all around the U.S. gather on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University to hone their skills at the nation’s second oldest music camp.

Read more: High Schooler Providing Opportunity for More Classmates to Attend Foster Music Camp

Cattell Northside OrchestraCARLSBAD, CALIFORINIA - Grants totaling $142,550 support budding arts programs designed to help turnaround low-achieving schools.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Boosts Music Education in High-Risk Schools

Manhattan School of MusicHIGHLIGHTS THIS SPRING: Jazz Arts celebrates Kenton and the D.R. at Dizzy’s; MSM Opera Theater presents French Double Bill; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 gets an encore at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and MSM Chamber Sinfonia brings Appalachian Spring to Merkin Hall’s What Makes it Great? series.

Read more: MSM Jazz Arts at Dizzy’s, An Encore for Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” and a French Opera...

Mt. Juliet, TN – February 25, 2016– KHS America, home of Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, and XO Professional Brass in the U.S. is proud to announce the extension and expansion of their partnership with the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization of Diamond Bar, California.

Read more: Jupiter Wind Instruments, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion Extend Partnership with Pacific...

Fabio LuisiNEW YORK --- Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Met Opera and newly appointed music director of Florence's Opera di Firenze and its spring festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, will conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Fabio Luisi Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in Works by Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven

Creativity and confidence of disabled people in the North is being boosted by a community project which helps everyone to get involved in music.

Read more: North East Community Project Opens Up Music-Making To Disabled People

William Shakespeare wrote "If music be the food of love, play on." Now, one woman is using that as a motto for her work in working with those battling substance abuse.

Read more: "Music Heals" Campaign Works to Combat Substance Abuse

Speak Through the Arts Local musician Jay DiBella sings and plays drums for his blues band.

Read more: Drummer Teaches Kids with Autism Magic of Music

Laurie SmuklerNEW YORK - Violinist Laurie Smukler and pianist Robert McDonald will perform an all-Bartók program on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Paul Hall, presented as part of Juilliard's Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series. The program features Bartók's Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Sz. 87, 88/BB 94a (1928), Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2, Sz. 76/BB 85 (1922), and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 1, Sz. 75/BB 84 (Op. 21) (1921).

Read more: Violinist Laurie Smukler and Pianist Robert McDonald Perform an All-Bartok Program

Slewfoot Family Band Wanting their children to make use of their violin and guitar lessons, Duane and Karen Becker of Grey Eagle formed the Slewfoot Family Band 10 years ago.

Read more: Family of 10 Brings Joy to Elderly Through Music

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