A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with other initiatives, returns a number of benefits.

Read more: Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate, Research Finds

Bob Rogers Travel (BRT) has announced that the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at the Walt Disney World Resort will be changing locations from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park (in front of Cinderella’s Castle), for this year’s event on November 28.

Read more: Thanksgiving Parade of Bands Moves to Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort

Juilliard has named trombonist, Pre-College faculty member, and former Music Advancement Program (MAP) faculty member Weston Sprott as dean of the preparatory division.

Read more: Juilliard Names Weston Sprott as Dean of the Preparatory Division

The Frost School of Music (FSOM) at the University of Miami will host the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) International Convention and Competition from June 17 through June 22.

Read more: Frost School Of Music Hosts Guitar Foundation Of America's (GFA) International Convention And...

The Juilliard School has announced that choreographer Alonzo King, actress Rita Moreno, and composer Kaija Saariaho will receive honorary doctorates during the school’s 114th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11a.m. in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Alonzo King, Rita Moreno, and Kaija Saariaho Receive Honorary Doctorates at Juilliard's 2019...

The Eastman Family has announced that Rio Americano High School, led by Director Josh Murray, is the winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition.

Read more: Eastman Announces Rio Americano High School as Winner of the 2019 Perform With Mintzer Competition

Berklee College of Music has launched the BerkleeNYC Community Fund, raising money for educational programming, scholarships for K-12 students in need, community outreach, and partnerships at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in Power Station (formerly Avatar) studios – now known as Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

Read more: BerkleeNYC Launches Community Fund

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor Kent Nagano and pianist Beatrice Rana for a pair of concerts featuring music by Prokofiev and Bruckner.

Read more: Nagano Makes Detroit Debut Conducting DSO This May

Frost School of Music professor Maestro Charles Castleman has donated his 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, with a scroll the work of Francesco Stradivari, circa 1735, to the Frost School of Music.

Read more: Castleman Donates 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Violin to Frost School of Music

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!

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