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Manhasset Specialty Company is celebrating 85 years of producing quality music stands and accessories for use by budding young musicians to professional musicians who are members of world-famous orchestras all around the world.

Read more: Manhasset Specialty Company Celebrates its 85th Anniversary

Juilliard has announced the 36th annual Focus festival, Trailblazers: Pioneering Women Composers of the 20th Century, co-curated by Odaline de la Martinez, a Cuban-American conductor and composer based in London, and Focus director and conductor Joel Sachs.

Read more: Focus 2020 Presents Trailblazers: Celebrating Women Composers, January 24-31

On Tuesday, January 14, dozens of music industry leaders will gather at Horace Mann Elementary School to help students learn to play melodica, ukulele, guitar and drums, as well as engage in choral and movement sessions as part of the NAMM Foundation’s Day of Service.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Day of Service Returns to Anaheim in January

From January 13–18, 2020, renowned soprano Renée Fleming will mentor 10 aspiring young singers and 10 collaborative pianists from around the world in the second year of SongStudio, an innovative program exploring the future of the vocal recital.

Read more: Fleming Leads Second Year of Vocal Recital Workshop SongStudio in January 2020

Juilliard ChamberFest runs from Monday, January 13, through Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and features 131 Juilliard musicians in seven concerts over the course of three days.

Read more: Juilliard ChamberFest Celebrates Chamber Music January 13-15

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has welcomed two new full-time musicians to its ranks beginning in January, and has announced that a current DSO musician has won a vacant assistant principal position.

Read more: DSO Announces New Principal Flute, Assistant Principal Oboe, and Violin Appointments

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three New York City-based musical groups will perform in Zankel Hall as part of the Musical Explorers Family Concert, an interactive experience celebrating music from around the world.

Read more: Musical Explorers Family Concerts on January 18 Introduce Children to Music From Around the World

Excelcia Music Publishing is expanding into Jazz Ensemble Music with the hiring of industry veteran Blair Bielawski to the position of jazz editor.

Read more: Bielawski named Jazz Editor at Excelcia Music Publishing

Juilliard will present pianist Mackenzie Melemed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. performing Juilliard’s eighth annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital.

Read more: Pianist Mackenzie Melemed Gives Weill Recital on December 13

Recording star and Dakota artist, Paula Atherton, recently performed at the annual Legacy Jazz Fest down in Hampton, Virginia, held from November 6 to 10.

Read more: Atherton and Dakota Saxophones Visit the Legacy Jazz Festival

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.

Click here to nominate a director 

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