Conn-Selmer, in partnership with their authorized dealers, is now offering bargain and used instruments to their education network.

Read more: Used and Bargain Instruments Available Through Conn-Selmer Authorized Dealers

The Nashville Symphony will host two free community concerts this week.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Hosts Free Summer Concerts

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to historic Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford to present the 27th annual Salute to America celebration.

Read more: DSO Visits Greenfield Village this Fourth of July Weekend

Yamaha Corporation of America has partnered with Eastman School of Music to sponsor 15 outstanding graduate and undergraduate students, selected from a national pool of applicants, to participate as fellows in the Institute for Music Leadership’s second annual Eastman Leadership Academy held June 26-29, 2019.

Read more: Yamaha Sponsors 15 Graduate Fellows to Attend Eastman School of Music's Leadership Academy

This July, Carnegie Hall will bring together more than 200 of the finest teen musicians from across the country to perform as part of its three acclaimed national youth ensembles: the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America(NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz.

Read more: America's Finest Teen Instrumentalists Come Together for NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz

Joe Castronovo, president of KORG USA Inc., and Tiffany Stalker, senior manager of Education, joined more than 100 music industry leaders, professional musicians, and music education activists in Washington DC, to meet with national policy makers on the importance of music education programs in schools.

Read more: KORG USA, Inc. Advocates for Music Education in the Nation’s Capital

Jeff Queen has joined Yamaha Corporation of America as district manager on the company’s School Service Sales team. He reports to David Suter, regional sales manager, School Service Sales.

Read more: Yamaha Names Jeff Queen as District Manager of School Service Sales

During the week of May 20-24, Alfred Music business leaders Ron Manus, chief business development officer, and Jennifer Paisley-Schuch, trade shows and partnerships director, joined more than 100 music industry leaders, notable artists, and arts education activists to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs.

Read more: Alfred Music Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Brian Jemelian Award for outstanding achievement, an annual program that recognizes one individual who, by virtue of their exceptional musical commitment, inspires positive personal and cultural transformation.

Read more: Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute Announces 2019 Brian Jemelian Award Call for Applications

Directors who make a Difference

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