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The D’Addario Foundation has announced the second round of recipients of their College Scholarships. Ten students from Foundation grantee programs – nine of them being the first generation in their family to attend college – will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of college expenses.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Announces Second Annual College Scholarship Fund Recipients 

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will cancel all events in its three performance venues until January 7, 2021 due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Events Cancelled Until January 7, 2021

Practicing Musician, an online music education company, has launched Practicing Musician’s Big Music Giveaway for K-12 music educators in partnership with KHS America, Eastman Strings, The International Music Education Summit, and Give A Note Foundation.

Read more: Practicing Musician Announces Giveaway for K-12 Educators

Today, NAMM shared a letter regarding its 2021 winter edition.

Read more: NAMM Shares Updates on 2021 Show

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2020 - 2021 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level.

Read more: Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces 2020-2021 Grant Recipients for PlayUSA

Today, the Nashville Symphony announced that its Board of Directors voted to suspend all concert and event activity through July 31, 2021, and to furlough a total of 79 musicians and 49 full-time staff members, effective July 1.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Suspends All Concerts and Events Through July 31

KHS America congratulates Eden Prairie High School of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for winning the Academic Alliance Quantum Mark II Sweepstakes.

Read more: KHS America Academic Alliance Announces Sweepstakes Winner

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has awarded the Julio Iglesias Scholarship to piano and voice student Mar Giménez Marín.

Read more: Julio Iglesias Scholarship Awarded by Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

Carnegie Hall today announced that the Weill Music Institute’s (WMI) Lullaby Project has expanded its free digital offerings providing fun and interactive music activities for families at home with babies and toddlers.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Expands Online Activities for the Lullaby Project and Hosts June 12 Concert

Hal Leonard has hired Gregory Roman to be the general manager of their online general music program, Essential Elements Music Class. In this new role, Roman will oversee content development, curriculum, sales, and more.

Read more: Hal Leonard Hires Gregory Roman as GM Essential Elements Music Class

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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