Excelcia Music Publishing expands its leadership team with the appointment of music educator, violinist, and industry veteran, Diana Traietta as director of Sales and Marketing.

Read more: Traietta Named Director of Sales and Marketing at Excelcia Music Publishing

Juilliard alumnus Peter Oundjian returns to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Peter Oundjian Returns to Conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in Works by Bloch and Bruckner

Congratulations to the 2019 SBO essay contest winners and their school music programs. This year’s essay question: “What role had your music program played in bringing you closer to your schoolmates, friends and the community at large?”

Read more: 2019 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis has announced that it has named Jeffrey Grogan, Barry Houser and Michael Pote to its esteemed Master Educator Program.

Read more: Grogan, Houser and Pote Join Roster of Yamaha Master Educators

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) has announced the Young Composers Initiative, a new program that will accept and select student compositions to be featured in performance at the OMEA Professional Development Conference.  

Read more: OMEA Announces Young Composers Initiative

The Nashville Symphony has shared its list of shows for the free 2019 Community Concerts series.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Announces Free Summer Series for 2019

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Carnegie Hall will present two performances of We Chose to Go to the Moon—a music and multimedia presentation that reignites the unforgettable moments of the historic mission—on Tuesday evening, July 16 and Saturday evening, July 20 in Zankel Hall, created and narrated by historian John Monsky.

Read more: 'We Chose To Go To The Moon' Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing This July at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 80 young musicians selected from across the country for NYO2, a three-week, intensive summer orchestral training program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14 to 17.

Read more: Outstanding Teen Musicians Selected for NYO2 in Summer 2019

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes kids of all ages and their families for two events this month: a Tiny Tots performance by family folk duo Fox & Branch, and a Young People’s Family Concert presentation of the Classical Kids LIVE! production Beethoven Lives Upstairs.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Plans Family-Friendly March Events

Enrico Lopez-Yañez has been named principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony. In his new position, which begins officially in September, Lopez-Yañez will play a key role in programming the FirstBank Pops Series, while also continuing to conduct Pops and Family Series performances, as well as select Movie Series concerts and special events.

Read more: Lopez-Yañez Named Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony

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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