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As the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth approaches, Carnegie Hall has announced a wider schedule of partner events by leading cultural institutions, complementing the Hall’s programming as part of its Beethoven Celebration.

Read more: Carnegie Hall Unveils Full Schedule of Events for Beethoven Celebration

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has made a series of exciting technology upgrades to its groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, with a $2.5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Read more: DSO Reveals State-of-the-Art Tech and Camera Upgrades for "Live from Orchestra Hall" Webcast Series

The NAMM Foundation has recognized 103 college music students with the organization’s President’s Innovation Award.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Recognizes 103 College Students with The President's Innovation Award

Steven L. Rorie has joined the jj Babbitt Company as president, effective December 2, 2019. The announcement came from Rocco (Rocky) Giglio, retiring president and CEO.

Read more: jj Babbitt Company Names Rorie President

On Saturday, December 7 at 8p.m., jazz supergroup Artemis make their Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

Read more: All-Star Jazz Ensemble Artemis Make Carnegie Hall Debut on December 7

The 2019 Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships concluded on Saturday, November 16, with Yamaha leading the way as National Presenting Sponsor of the event, a relationship the company has been honored to maintain for more than two decades.

Read more: Yamaha Sponsors 2019 BOA Grand National Championships in Support of Music Education

On December 3, the D’Addario Foundation will be joining millions around the world in celebrating Giving Tuesday, the International Day of Giving, by showcasing some of the inspiring individuals involved in their College Scholarship program.

Read more: The D'Addario Foundation Celebrates Giving Tuesday December 3

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes conductor Juano Mena and violinist James Ehnes to Detroit for a program of Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schubert on the Classical Series.

Read more: James Ehnes performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with DSO and conductor Juanjo Mena, December 5...

Leland Sklar, a legendary bassist who has performed alongside some of the biggest names in music history (Phil Collins, James Taylor, Toto and Billy Cobham, to name a few), and who is currently a member of The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”), recently shared his talents with students at Berklee College of Music with a master class and concert.

Read more: Sklar Holds Master Class at Berklee College of Music and Participates in Scholarship Concert

Juilliard Songfest will feature songs by Robert and Clara Schumann on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Juilliard Songfest Features Songs by Robert and Clara Schumann on December 5

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 

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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