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Radio Disney and Give a Note Foundation team up for the fourth annual Music In Our Schools Tour. This is part of an ongoing initiative to increase access to music education programs across the country.

Read more: Give a Note Foundation 4th Annual Music In Our Schools Tour Competition for Music Teachers

Vandoren has officially opened doors to the new Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in Chicago.

Read more: Vandoren Opens Chicago Advisory Studio

English composer, pianist, and conductor Thomas Adès begins his new role as the first ever BSO artistic partner in three varied performances, October 28 through November 5.

Read more: Thomas Adès Begins Role as First Ever BSO Artistic Partner

The New York Philharmonic will honor former Music Director Zubin Mehta with An Evening Celebrating Zubin Mehta — a fundraiser for the 2016–17 New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, the chamber music series Mr. Mehta established in 1984, featuring Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing chamber music at The Morgan Library & Museum — and Zubin Mehta: Through the Lens of Steve J. Sherman, an exhibit of photographs taken during Mr. Mehta’s Philharmonic tenure.

Read more: New York Philharmonic to Honor Former Music Director Zubin Mehta as Part of 175th Anniversary...

Berklee Latino photo by Pamela HerschBerklee Latino, Berklee College of Music’s Spanish-language program, returns to Bogota, Colombia, this week with partner Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Berklee, IDB, and local private, non-profit, and governmental organizations teamed up to cover the program fees, travel, and lodging expenses for more than 60 youth from underserved communities that could not otherwise afford to attend. IDB’s $670,000 grant to the institution – through the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund – establishes the Berklee/IDB Interactive Music Education Partnership to help bring music education to talented students in the region as the college expands its work in Latin America.

Read more: Berklee Partners with IDB in Latin America for Underserved Youth

The Janis Ian “Spring Song” D’aquisto Acoustic Guitar | Circa 1981 | Serial #112 D’Addario and the D’Addario Foundation presented the Janis Ian custom-made D’Aquisto “Spring Song” acoustic guitar, generously donated to the Foundation by the singer-songer herself.Ordered to replace her missing D-18, the D’Aquisto “Spring Song” acoustic was custom-made for singer-songwriter Janis Ian in 1978 and completed in 1981. As 2016 marks fifty years since Janis wrote and recorded “Society’s Child,” this guitar has an equally rich history, having been recorded on some 13 albums and played on countless tours. This year, Janis received her tenth Grammy nomination for the self-funded audiobook Patience and Sarah, co-narrated by Jean Smart.

Read more: Janis Ian Custom D’Aquisto Guitar Available for Auction

 Scenes from JodyJazz’s recent exhibit at the 2016 ExpoMusic Trade Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.JodyJazz Inc recently exhibited at the ExpoMusic trade show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The ExpoMusic show is the largest musical instrument fair in Latin America. Every year the show attracts over 50,000 visitors from over 50 different countries and features over 200 exhibitors representing musical instrument brands from all over the world.  It was JodyJazz’s third year exhibiting at the show.

Read more: JodyJazz Exhibits at ExpoMusic Show in Brazil

Manhasset Stands recently announced its acquisition of Noteworthy Music Stands of Portland, Oregon. 

Read more: Manhasset Acquires Noteworthy Music Stands

On October 4, 2016, the SABIAN Education Network held an event at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Attended by an enthusiastic group of local teachers, this was the first such event held in Canada.

Read more: Sabian Education Network Hosts First Canadian Event

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of Babe in Concert, featuring a screening of the complete film with Nigel Westlake’s score performed live to the film, conducted by Mr. Westlake in his Philharmonic debut.

Read more: Babe In Concert

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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