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  • National Youth Orchestras 2022

    Marty Steiner | June 15, 2022Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute announced their rosters for the National Youth Orchestra-USA (NYO) for 16- to 19-year-old musicians and NYO2 for younger musicians, 14 to 17. The 109 for the older group and 81 for the younger were selected from hundreds of applicants through an audition process. The NYO group come from 34 states […] Read More...
  • The World of Non-Profit Community Bands Help You (and Your Students) Make Music for a Lifetime

    Marty Steiner | December 18, 2021Your community wants and needs LIVE music! Not everyone wants music where they must stand for the entire concert and possibly fear or be concerned about crowd surge. In many communities this need is addressed with the existence and performances by community bands, orchestras, or other ensembles such as jazz or even drum and bugle […] Read More...
  • Pushing for Change Even During a Pandemic – Accelerando at the Nashville Symphony

    Mike Lawson | October 9, 2021SBO catches up with Kimberly Kraft McLemore, vice president of education and community engagement for the Nashville Symphony, to catch up on their Accelerando program, learn how it fared during the COVID shutdowns, and how they are still pushing forward with their goal of making their symphony reflect the demographic makeup of the community it […] Read More...
  • A Lieb of Faith

    Dan Bilawsky | September 6, 2021SBO is excited to introduce the new editor of our sister magazine, JAZZed: NEA Jazz Master and Grammy nominee David Liebman. “Jazz education has come a long way since its beginnings,” Liebman observes. “JAZZed Magazine is now the head of the class and guardian of the pathway. I am excited to join the staff and contribute […] Read More...
  • 21st Annual SBO Essay Contest

    SBO Staff | May 4, 2021We received nearly 2,000 entries for the 21st annual SBO Essay Contest asking students to answer, “How has playing an instrument changed for you during the pandemic?” The contest is once again sponsored by SupportMusic.com, NAMM, Yamaha, Alfred, Belwin, Rovner, and Sabian. Read More...
  • Virtual and Reality: Q&A with Eric Whitacre

    Barbara Schultz | April 7, 2021Composer, conductor, and musician Eric Whitacre chats with Barbara Schultz about his mentors (and tormentors) and the perseverance required for success. "I had this idea that I was like an indie band, and I needed to collect a group of supporters, one person at a time," he notes. Read More...
  • Who Says You Can’t Attend a Festival This School Year?

    Mike Lawson | April 6, 2021In the year of virtual-everything, Worldstrides pivots with virtual festivals. Their virtual festival series can help your students not miss out on these important ways they show off their work. Read More...
  • Taiko Drumming: A Cultural Japanese Art Form

    Kevin Lucas | April 6, 2021For the April 2021 issue of SBO, Kevin Lucas interviewed the leader of Madison Japanese Taiko Drumming Group BENI Daiko, Junko Yamauchi. She describes Taiko as "musical expression that combines mental discipline and physical demand...Our goal is to teach and give experience of traditional Japanese culture for everyone, plus having fun!" Read More...
  • Who Me? Teach Guitar?

    Lesley Schultz | April 6, 2021Orchestra and secondary general music teacher Lesley Schultz has everything you need to know about making this non-traditional stringed instrument part of your new tradition when you’re the string teacher. Read More...
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud!

    George Hess | April 6, 2021Dr. George Hess details the amazing array of super-affordable (even free!) cloud-based software apps you may be missing out on in your music program. Read More...
  • 2021 Best Tools for Schools Awards

    George Hess | March 6, 2021Each year, SBO Magazine presents awards for the best new music education products at the NAMM show in Anaheim. This year the NAMM show was held online, but that didn't prevent our intrepid team, including Dr. George Hess, Priscilla Shaw, Courtney Powers, and Steve Giddings, from finding the best tools for you. Read More...
  • Lewis Prizes Make a Difference Across the Country

    Marty Steiner | March 6, 2021SBO's March 2021 issue profiles the four talented groups that won this year’s Lewis Accelerator Prizes. Each has been awarded a multi-year grant of $500,000. And if a single word could describe a common element that unites them, it would be "diversity." Read More...
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