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Jakob Winter is a European manufacturer of instrument cases. The “GreenLine” product series has been hugely popular in Europe and around the world and is sold in more than 100 countries.

Read more: Jakob Winter GmbH Germany Opens Sales & Marketing Office in the United States

Sweetwater, a major supporter of music performance and music education, is working with Arts United, Adams Radio Group, and WANE TV to present Make Music Day, on Tuesday, June 21st in downtown Fort Wayne.

Read more: Sweetwater Sponsors Make Music Day

Noteflight, the world’s first and most innovative online music notation software, has announced the first ever online audio recording feature for music notation software. This allows the over two million Noteflight community members to record personal performances of the music that they create on Noteflight’s innovative web-based application.

Read more: Noteflight Announces First Ever Audio Recording for Online Music Notation

Juilliard415 and conductor Ton Koopman (photo by Nan Melville)

Juilliard Historical Performance, the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition scholarship program for early music, enters its eighth performance season with a full schedule of concerts, tours, residencies, and master classes anchored by performances from its primary period-instrument ensemble, Juilliard415, and a roster of distinguished guests artists.

Read more: Juilliard Historical Performance Announces 2016-17 Season

Gold Circle seminar participants, May 2016 (L-R): Dawn Heiman, AuD, of Advanced Audiology Consultants, Oak Brook, IL; Laura Kauth, MA, CPS/A, CCC-A, Davenport, IA; Sensaphonics instructors Michael Santucci and Joe Tessone; Jill C. Kassinger, AuD, of Franklin Hearing Center, Franklin, TN; Steve Chargo, MA, CCC-A, of Affinity Hearing in Plymouth, MN; and Colleen Le Prell, PhD, of University of Texas at Dallas.

Five Gold Circle seminar graduates learn techniques for working with musicians to promote hearing wellness on stage.

Read more: Sensaphonics Trains Gold Circle Audiologists

Danny Smolenski wins the Don Eubanks AwardAlfred Music’s senior sales representative, Danny Smolenski was the recipient of the 2016 Don Eubanks Publisher Representative Award at the annual Retail Print Music Dealer Association (RPMDA) Convention in April 2016.

Read more: Alfred Music’s Danny Smolenski Wins 
Don Eubanks Publisher Representative Award

In July 2016, Carnegie Hall will host the second Summer Music Educators Workshop for school and community ensemble directors working with middle- or high-school–aged ensembles.

Read more: Carnegie Hall to Host Summer Music Educators Workshop

2016 marks the milestone fifth anniversary of the founding of Give a Note Foundation.

Read more: The Give a Note Foundation Wins Award

The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced eleven new grants totaling $59,650 in support of music education for children.

Read more: The Mockingbird Foundation Announces $60K in Grants

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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