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Dorico Music Notation SoftwareSteinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced details of its highly anticipated music notation software, Dorico, scheduled for release the fourth quarter of 2016.

Read more: Steinberg Unveils Dorico Music Notation Software

On Wednesday, May 11th, after a tumultuous few days which had set the blogosphere/social media a-flutter (due to comments made by NAfME leader Michael Butera in April that many deemed to suggest racial bias), the organization released the following statement:

Read more: Butera and NAfME Part Ways

Bernie WorrellNew England Conservatory will bestow honorary Doctor of Music (hon. D.M.) degrees on five distinguished musicians at its 145th annual Commencement Exercises, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. in NEC's Jordan Hall. The recipients are Parliament/Funkadelic co-founder Bernie Worrell, conductor Leonard Slatkin,composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, soprano Martina Arroyo, and composer Malcolm Peyton.

Read more: NEC Announces 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speaker

On left, Jody with Cesar Lopez (left) and Michel Herrera (middle). On right, Jody with his friend and guide Yves Pragerand one of Havana’s famous classic vintage cars. Jody Espina, Founder and President of JodyJazz Inc., recently had the opportunity to visit Cuba and spread the word about JodyJazz saxophone mouthpieces among some of the country’s leading saxophone players.

Read more: Taking JodyJazz to Cuba

Casio America, Inc., a leading electronic musical instrument provider, is proud to announce that it has made a donation of 60 electronic musical instruments to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Read more: Casio Gifts Electronic Keyboards And Pianos to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Renee Flemming Photo By TimothyWhiteThe Eastman School of Music announced the Eastman Philharmonia will take the stage with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 14, 2016.

Read more: Eastman School Of Music Announces Eastman Philharmonia To Premiere New Composition With Renée...

WGI 2016 Pulse Percussion BannerAt the 2016 Winter Guard International (WGI) Indoor Percussion World Championships, six of all 18 awards for marching percussion were awarded to groups using Yamaha instruments exclusively. Since 1998, ensembles using Yamaha marching percussion instruments have captured 111 medals.

Read more: Yamaha Ensembles Win One Third of All Medals at 2016 Winter Guard International Championships

Luke HsuFollowing an intense week of rounds in which 24 young violinists competed in a wide range of repertoire, the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition announced that New England Conservatory student, Luke Hsu, ('14 M.M. '16 G.D.) has been awarded third place and will receive an 8,000 Euro prize.

Read more: NEC Student Wins Third Prize at The 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

Ying Fang (photo by Arthur Moeller)Soprano Ying Fang will perform songs by Bizet, Handel, Rachmaninoff, and Wolf, as well as a selection of songs by Chinese composers Huang Zi, Li Yinghai, and Lu Zaiyi on Juilliard's 18th annual Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 7:30pm.

Read more: Soprano Ying Fang Performs Songs by Bizet, Handel, Rachmaninoff, and Wolf on Juilliard's 18th...

Lief Ove AndsnesThe Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11am in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City).

Read more: Leif Ove Andsnes and Wayne Shorter to Receive Honorary Doctorates at The Juilliard School's 111th...

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