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  • Summer PD? Alan Parsons launches Music Production Workshops!

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Looking for intensive professional development? Got a tech-loving music student who needs something fun to do this summer? Check THIS out! After more than a decade of sold out Master Classes held in studios from Buena Park to Bogota, Alan Parsons wants to shake up the music production learning space with new hands-on Music Production […] Read More...
  • Alfred Music Launches Choral Connect—An Online Professional Summit for Choir Directors and General Music Teachers

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Alfred Music is thrilled to announce Choral Connect, an online professional development event designed specifically for elementary through high school choral directors and general music teachers. This event offers an incredible opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired by a diverse lineup of renowned clinicians—all at no cost. Clinicians include Andy Beck, Stacey V. Gibbs, […] Read More...
  • Alfred Music and MakeMusic Present MESA: Music Educator’s Summer Academy 

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Together, Alfred Music and MakeMusic are excited to present MESA, the Music Educator’s Summer Academy. MESA is a professional learning academy for music educators. With courses developed by expert educators, opportunities to network, and the flexibility to complete on your schedule, it is sure to be a summer event to positively influence the music education […] Read More...
  • GRAMMY MUSEUM® SELECTS STUDENTS AND ANNOUNCES BLU DETIGER, MAREN MORRIS, AND JEREMY ZUCKER AS GUEST ARTISTS FOR 20TH ANNUAL GRAMMY CAMP®

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024PROGRAM WILL BE IN PERSON AND HELD AT THE VILLAGE RECORDING STUDIOS The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 83 talented high school students from 76 U.S. cities across 22 states have been selected as participants in the 20th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. Blu DeTiger, Maren Morris, and Jeremy Zucker will be this year’s guest artists; […] Read More...
  • Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray Joins Excelcia Music Publishing Full-Time

    SBO Staff | June 11, 2024Excelcia Music Publishing is elated to announce the new full-time status of Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray. A beloved composer of Choral music as well as an accomplished singer, arranger, teacher, producer, and founder of the a cappella group Voctave, Jamey has served Excelcia Music Publishing in a part-time capacity as Choral Music Editor since […] Read More...
  • First Year is Free! Hal Leonard launches MuseClass, an advanced, all-in-one education solution for grade 6-12 music educators

    SBO Staff | June 7, 2024The first major software release since Hal Leonard joined Muse Group includes world-leading music and method books, assignment features, and AI-powered practice tools.  Hal Leonard, the world’s largest sheet music and music education publisher, and music innovators Muse Group, launch MuseClass, an assignment, grading, and music content platform set to transform instrumental teaching (grade 6-12) […] Read More...
  • Introducing Tomplay: Interactive Sheet Music – Play Along With Recordings by Professional Musicians

    SBO Staff | May 10, 2024Unleash your students’ musical potential with Tomplay’s latest version, bringing you unparalleled access to a vast library of instruments and their counter masterpieces; now with new interactive tools that make learning and performing easier than ever! Personalized Recommendations: Benefit from tailored recommendations, based on your preferences. Extended Search Options: Find your sheet music more easily, […] Read More...
  • The NAMM Foundation Launches Search for Next Executive Director

    SBO Staff | January 17, 2024NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants), the largest global not-for-profit music trade organization, has announced a search for its next NAMM Foundation Executive Director to help fulfill its mission of strengthening the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. The announcement follows the decision by Mary Luehrsen, the Foundation’s longtime Executive […] Read More...
  • Gillian Desmarais is TIME’s 2024 Mike Kovins Teacher of the Year

    SBO Staff | January 16, 2024TI:ME is proud to announce that Gillian Desmarais has been selected as the 2024 Mike Kovins Teacher of the Year. Gillian teaches Music Production and Engineering at Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, MN. Harmony Learning Center is a K-12 program that serves special education students with behavioral and mental health concerns. Gillian has made a […] Read More...
  • Introducing TeachMusic.org: A Dynamic and Inspiring Platform To Address Teacher Shortage in the U.S.

    SBO Staff | January 16, 2024Today marks the launch of a groundbreaking online resource for music enthusiasts and educators: TeachMusic.org. This innovative platform is poised to transform the landscape of music education by providing an accessible hub for students, parents, counselors, teachers, and anyone passionate about the world of music education. The new website was developed by the TeachMusic Coalition, […] Read More...
  • New Edition for Popular “Jazz Educator’s Handbook” by Jeff Jarvis & Doug Beach

    SBO Staff | January 3, 2024Kendor Music Publishing is thrilled to announce the second edition of The Jazz Educator’s Handbook by veteran jazz educators and composers Jeff Jarvis & Doug Beach. First published in 2002, The Jazz Educator’s Handbook is known as the most comprehensive yet accessible how-to handbook for jazz educators and band directors to build and maintain a […] Read More...
  • 2024 Essay Contest Now Open!

    SBO Staff | December 8, 2023The 2024 SBO+ Essay Contest, sponsored by NAMM Foundation, Alfred, MakeMusic, Sweetwater, Hal Leonard, Yamaha, Focusrite, and Adam Audio is now open. Please be sure to read new rules on the form and agree before submitting. We got some great entries last year, and can’t wait to read the new ones! Read More...
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