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Carnegie Hall has announced the names of the 115 outstanding young musicians selected from across the country for the eighth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).

Read more: Top Teen Musicians From Across the Country Selected for the 2020 National Youth Orchestra of the USA

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has announced North Callaway High School, Kingdom City, Missouri as the winner of the Timpani Giveaway Sweepstakes. The school received a set of 4 Ludwig (LTS404PG) Standard Polished Copper Timpani.

Read more: North Callaway High School Wins Ludwig Timpani Giveaway

The Nashville Symphony has added six-time GRAMMY Award winner Benjamin “BeBe” Winans to the lineup for the FirstBank Pops Series concerts Nat King Cole at 100, taking place April 16-18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Read more: Winans Added to Lineup for Nashville Symphony’s ‘Nat King Cole at 100’ Concerts on April 16-18

SBO has received word that Leon Louis Galison, music industry veteran, passed away on January 11, while surrounded by loved ones. He was 64.

Read more: Trade Regrets: Leon Louis Galison

Band directors can take their marching band to the next level by attending the second annual CSI Workshop for the Marching Arts, hosted by the Conn-Selmer Division of Education. The workshop runs from June 10 to 11 in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Announces Second Annual CSI Workshop for the Marching Arts

The Nashville Symphony takes the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage on March 6-7 to perform Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring, part of a Classical Series program that will also include the return of GRAMMY- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

Read more: Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ Headlines Nashville Symphony Concerts on March 6 and 7

Music & Arts has partnered with the non-profit Keep Music Alive to offer a series of free, weekend music events across the U.S., in celebration of the sixth annual international Teach Music Week, March 16 - 22, 2020.

Read more: Music & Arts Partners With Keep Music Alive To Offer Free ‘Teach Music Week’ Events

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes March as the 35th annual Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). Next month, music educators and music students will be celebrating music education in their schools and communities with concerts and classroom activities that show how “Music Changes Lives,” the theme of the 2020 observance of Music In Our Schools Month.

Read more: NAfME Marks March 2020 as the 35th Music In Our Schools Month

This March, acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in his final Carnegie Hall concerts as the orchestra’s music director.

Read more: Tilson Thomas Leads San Francisco Symphony in His Final Carnegie Hall Concerts in March

Oberlin College has announced a new program in Recording Arts and Production. Beginning in fall 2020, it will offer studies leading to both a one-year Professional Certificate in Recording Arts and a two-year Artist Diploma that incorporates both Recording Arts and Production.

Read more: New Program in Recording Arts and Production Capitalizes on Oberlin's Resources

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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