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The Janis Ian “Spring Song” D’aquisto Acoustic Guitar | Circa 1981 | Serial #112 D’Addario and the D’Addario Foundation presented the Janis Ian custom-made D’Aquisto “Spring Song” acoustic guitar, generously donated to the Foundation by the singer-songer herself.Ordered to replace her missing D-18, the D’Aquisto “Spring Song” acoustic was custom-made for singer-songwriter Janis Ian in 1978 and completed in 1981. As 2016 marks fifty years since Janis wrote and recorded “Society’s Child,” this guitar has an equally rich history, having been recorded on some 13 albums and played on countless tours. This year, Janis received her tenth Grammy nomination for the self-funded audiobook Patience and Sarah, co-narrated by Jean Smart.

Read more: Janis Ian Custom D’Aquisto Guitar Available for Auction

 Scenes from JodyJazz’s recent exhibit at the 2016 ExpoMusic Trade Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.JodyJazz Inc recently exhibited at the ExpoMusic trade show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The ExpoMusic show is the largest musical instrument fair in Latin America. Every year the show attracts over 50,000 visitors from over 50 different countries and features over 200 exhibitors representing musical instrument brands from all over the world.  It was JodyJazz’s third year exhibiting at the show.

Read more: JodyJazz Exhibits at ExpoMusic Show in Brazil

Manhasset Stands recently announced its acquisition of Noteworthy Music Stands of Portland, Oregon. 

Read more: Manhasset Acquires Noteworthy Music Stands

On October 4, 2016, the SABIAN Education Network held an event at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Attended by an enthusiastic group of local teachers, this was the first such event held in Canada.

Read more: Sabian Education Network Hosts First Canadian Event

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of Babe in Concert, featuring a screening of the complete film with Nigel Westlake’s score performed live to the film, conducted by Mr. Westlake in his Philharmonic debut.

Read more: Babe In Concert

J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. announced the acquisition of RBC Music Company, Inc., a full-service sheet music distributor. RBC Music has its own publishing division and serves band, orchestra, choir and classroom teachers. RBC Music will become a part of Pepper’s large network of stores, dedicated to serving customers across the United States. 

Read more: J.W. Pepper & Son Announces Acquisition of RBC Music Company

Los Angeles Philharmonic president Deborah Borda will lead a public forum with Dudamel at harvard.

Read more: Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel to Visit Harvard University

Cover of October 2016 Playbill Photo: Chris LeeOn the Cover — the multi-platform series bringing audiences closer to the virtuosos who make up the New York Philharmonic through interactive content — begins its second season today with Concertmaster Frank Huang.

Read more: Second Season of On the Cover Begins with Concertmaster Frank Huang

Noteflight is partnering with the $99 Orchestra and professional composers from around the world to offer a Free Online Composer’s Workshop. 

Read more: Noteflight Free Online Composer’s Workshop

 Bill Charlap (photo by Philippe Levy)Juilliard Jazz presents "The Music of Gerry Mulligan" with guest conductor Bill Charlap and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Read more: Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Music of Gerry Mulligan"

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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