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JFW logoJAZZed proudly announced the launch of, a comprehensive online database for jazz festivals located worldwide.

Read more: JAZZed Launches JazzFestivalsWorldwide Online Database

United Sound EuphoniumYamaha announced its sponsorship of United Sound, and will provide major support by integrating Special Education students into Band Programs via peer mentoring system.

Read more: Yamaha Becomes Major Sponsor of United Sound

The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program represents one part of the Foundation’s annual multimillion-dollar reinvestment into scientific research, advocacy, philanthropic giving, and public service programs related to making musicThe NAMM Foundation announced a $600,000 investment in grant funding for organizations working to advance music education, interest and participaton around the world.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Grants $600,000 to Global Nonprofit Music Making and Music Education Programs

Frost School of Music at the University of MiamiUniversity of Miami Frost School of Music welcomes Dr. Aaron Tinddall to its faculty as its new professor of tuba and euphonium starting August 15th of this year.

Read more: Dr. Aaron Tindall Hired as New Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at University of Miami

Joe BergaminiJoe Bergamini announced as new Education Consultant at Sabian.


SABIAN is pleased to announce that drummer/educator/author Joe Bergamini has joined the SABIAN team as an education consultant. Bergamini's main focus will be the design, implementation, and maintenance of a new program aimed at drum teachers called the SABIAN Education Network. This program will provide a community for drum teachers to obtain tools and exchange ideas to build their education and business skills. The community will consist of a special members-only website, as well as other online and physical events and programs.

Read more: Sabian Appoints Joe Bergamini as New Education Consultant

Universal LogoUniversal Orlando Resort announces a brand new water theme park experience, Volcano Bay. The third edition to the resort will feature innovative, thrill-packed attractions, as well as a tropical-island inspired, immersive environment.

Read more: Universal Orlando Resort Announces Its Third Theme Park, Volcano Bay

NAMM D.C. Fly-In (c) Kris Connor/Getty Images for NAMMNAMM D.C Fly-In saw both music industry leaders and musicians encourage congressional support for universal access to quality music education for children through reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Read more: NAMM Members Drum Up Support for Music Education in the Capital

Applications are now open for submission to perform in this year's NAfME In-Service Conference. All ensemble directors and school ensembles are encouraged to apply.

Read more: NAfME Announces Performance Group Opportunities at This Year's In-Service Conference

The Grammy Foundation has selected 132 high school students from 100 cities and 28 states to participate in the 11th annual Grammy Camp program. Four international students from Engalnd and Japan will also attend the Grammy Camp in LA, made possible through a partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry.

Read more: Students Selected to Participate in the 11th annual Grammy Camp Program

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Music for All announces it will host the Music for All Summer Symposium this June, one of the nation's largest summer music camps for both students and teachers. The symposium is presented by Yamaha, and will be held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Read more: Music for All celebrates 40th Anniversary of Summer Symposium Music Camp

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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