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A group of talented young area musicians will again participate in the Accelerando music education program, which is led by members of the Nashville Symphony.

Read more: Nashville Symphony's Accelerando Program Returns with Full Enrollment of 24 Students

Buffet Crampon USA, in partnership with its network of authorized dealers throughout the United States, announces three new programs to aid consumers during these uncertain times.

Read more: Buffet Crampon USA Announces Customer Incentives for Instrument Purchases

The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation has launched Lesson Bank, a new treasure trove of accessible music knowledge on YouTube.

Read more: Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation Launches ‘The Lesson Bank’

Next month, the Bard Music Festival joins forces with The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and the Bard College Conservatory to present “Out of the Silence: A Celebration of Music,” a series of four free live-streamed concerts for string orchestra, piano and percussion (September 5–26), coming to UPSTREAMING, the Fisher Center’s virtual stage. All programs are free, but reservations requested

Read more: Bard Music Festival Presents ‘Out of the Silence: A Celebration of Music’

Celebrated violinist and chief conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic Scott Yoo discovers the secret stories behind some of the greatest classical music ever composed in the second season of "Great Performances: Now Hear This," which begins this fall.

Read more: New Season of 'Great Performances: Now Hear This' Begins This September

Key Leaves has teamed up with saxophonist and endorsing artist Emma McPhilemy on her #LockTheSaxDown Challenge, a new social media challenge that invites sax players around the world to play new music, share recordings, win prizes and stay inspired during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Key Leaves Partners with McPhilemy for #LockTheSaxDown Challenge

Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Interactive, the online component for its Essential Elements methods for band and strings, crossed over a half million student users this past school year.

Read more: Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Interactive Expanding

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has awarded the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) the 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award in recognition of their efforts advocating for music education.

Read more: Wisconsin Music Educators Association Receives 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award

MakeMusic Inc., creators of SmartMusic, announces the ability for students and teachers with access to Premium content (excluding free, standard or trial subscriptions) to print thousands of educational titles at no additional cost for the coming U.S. academic year. 

Read more: SmartMusic Announces New Print on Demand Feature for Thousands of Titles

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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