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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 17, 2016) — The announced today that 13 U.S. schools have been selected as GRAMMYSignature Schools ( for 2016 and have been awarded cash grants totaling $61,000. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

Read more: Grammy Foundation Announces 2016 Grammy Signature Schools

The Music Educator AwardApplications for the fourth annual Music Educator Award are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit The deadline to nominate a teacher is March 15, 2016, while the deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.

Read more: Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching for GRAMMY Music Educator Award

NEW YORK - Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, under the direction of Edward Bilous, presents Beyond the Machine 16.2: eVirtuosos on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater.

Read more: Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts Presents Beyond the Machine 16.2: eVirtuosos

Noel WentworthWhat if student events could be more than just a highlight of your lesson program? What if they became community blockbusters that generated huge word-of-mouth advertising and made dreams come true?

Read more: How to Turn Student Concerts Into a Runaway Community Success

Every summer, hundreds of young musicians from all around the U.S. gather on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University to hone their skills at the nation’s second oldest music camp.

Read more: High Schooler Providing Opportunity for More Classmates to Attend Foster Music Camp

Cattell Northside OrchestraCARLSBAD, CALIFORINIA - Grants totaling $142,550 support budding arts programs designed to help turnaround low-achieving schools.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Boosts Music Education in High-Risk Schools

Manhattan School of MusicHIGHLIGHTS THIS SPRING: Jazz Arts celebrates Kenton and the D.R. at Dizzy’s; MSM Opera Theater presents French Double Bill; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 gets an encore at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and MSM Chamber Sinfonia brings Appalachian Spring to Merkin Hall’s What Makes it Great? series.

Read more: MSM Jazz Arts at Dizzy’s, An Encore for Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” and a French Opera...

Mt. Juliet, TN – February 25, 2016– KHS America, home of Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, and XO Professional Brass in the U.S. is proud to announce the extension and expansion of their partnership with the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization of Diamond Bar, California.

Read more: Jupiter Wind Instruments, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion Extend Partnership with Pacific...

Fabio LuisiNEW YORK --- Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Met Opera and newly appointed music director of Florence's Opera di Firenze and its spring festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, will conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Fabio Luisi Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in Works by Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven

Creativity and confidence of disabled people in the North is being boosted by a community project which helps everyone to get involved in music.

Read more: North East Community Project Opens Up Music-Making To Disabled People

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.

Click here to nominate a director 

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