The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its 2019-2020 Classical Series and Orchestra Hall’s centennial season with an energetic three-piece program of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla.

Read more: Bignamini Returns to DSO to Lead Program Featuring Mahler’s ‘Symphony No. 4,’ October 17-19

Ensemble Connect continues its two-year fellowship program this season with concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School, as well as residencies and performances at The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Skidmore College, and in schools and community venues throughout New York City.

Read more: Ensemble Connect Musicians Embark on Second Year of Prestigious Fellowship Program

The Lowell Mason House, a music education and advocacy organization based in Medfield, Massachusetts, has announced its Music Education Advocacy Competition.

Read more: The Lowell Mason House Announces New Music Education Advocacy Competition

Little Kids Rock has welcomed Steve Venz as their first chief program officer and chief academic officer.

Read more: Little Kids Rock Welcomes Venz as Chief Program Officer and Chief Academic Officer

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation's Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

Read more: The Best Communities for Music Education Sought by The NAMM Foundation

On December 16 and 17, Conn-Selmer will host a workshop called “Grant Writing & Funding Strategies for Music Programs” to help educators learn about different fundraising strategies to benefit their music programs.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Hosts ‘Grant Writing & Funding Strategies for Music Programs’ Workshop

During the 2018-19 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. Of those elite high school musicians who were accepted to their district or All-State music ensembles, 556 of them were selected for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles

Read more: Over 500 Student Musicians to Perform in Orlando in All-National Honor Ensembles

The Nashville Symphony has announced their “Salute to Vienna” New Years Concert for 2020.

Read more: The Nashville Symphony Announces 'Salute to Vienna' New Years Concert

Musical Innovations and its Charleston affiliate, Fox Music House, recently hosted a Clarinet Day at their North Charleston (South Carolina) location.

Read more: Musical Innovations and Fox Music House Host Successful Clarinet Day

This fall, composer, conductor, and clarinetist Jörg Widmann begins his season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, which showcases his musical versatility and imaginative vision.

Read more: Widmann Kicks Off Carnegie Hall Residency with The Cleveland Orchestra on October 4

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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