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  • Yale School of Music to Host Virtual Symposium on Music in Schools

    Mike Lawson | June 20, 2021On June 23, the Yale School of Music, in partnership with NAMM, will present its 2021 Symposium on Music in Schools, part of its Music in Schools initiative. Titled “Equity and Opportunity: Advancing Music Learning Ecosystems,” the symposium is set for June 23 from 12:30 to 4pm, EST. Read More...
  • Frost School of Music and Chopin Foundation Present Third Edition of Frost Chopin Academy and Festival July 7-10

    Mike Lawson | June 20, 2021The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and the Chopin Foundation of the U.S. noted that the third installment of the critically-acclaimed Frost Chopin Festival and Academy will take place July 7-10, 2021. Read More...
  • NYC Musicians of Color Perform Juneteenth Celebration of Classical Music by Black Composers

    Mike Lawson | June 20, 2021The Unsung Collective, a NYC ensemble, performed a Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the effective end of slavery in the U.S. The choir and orchestra assembled at the World Trade Center Oculus and performed four pieces of classical music by Black composers to celebrate Black culture and support making Juneteenth a national holiday. Read More...
  • Janet D’Addario, Co-Founder of D’Addario & Co., and Former President of Providence House, Dies at 72

    Mike Lawson | June 20, 2021Janet D’Addario, a prodigious creative and philanthropic force throughout the world, and wife of D’Addario Chairman, Jim D’Addario, died on June 14th in her home, surrounded by her entire family. She was 72. The cause was complications from gall bladder cancer, said her husband, Jim D’Addario. Janet Marie D’Addario was born on December 10th, 1948 […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Launches New, Expanded ArrangeMe Sheet Music Self-Publishing Platform

    Frank Hammel | June 15, 2021Hal Leonard announced the launch on June 15 of a fully updated and expanded version of its sheet music self-publishing platform, ArrangeMe. This free service is designed to provide independent songwriters, composers and arrangers with licensing, distribution and sales solutions. Read More...
  • Bard Music Festival Returns with “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” from Aug. 6–15

    Frank Hammel | June 14, 2021The Bard Music Festival's 31st season returns this August with a two-week schedule titled "Nadia Boulanger and Her World." The 12 concert programs, performed live with limited in-person audiences, celebrate the legacy of this pioneering pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist and organist from Paris, who helped shape generations of American musicians. Read More...
  • New Disney Imagination Campus Curriculum to Encourage Career Exploration

    Frank Hammel | June 11, 2021Disney Parks’ new Disney Imagination Campus is making its debut at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. These new educational experiences for visiting student groups are designed to inspire the students’ career ambitions with workshops, performances and special events. Read More...
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

    Frank Hammel | June 10, 2021At Universal’s Islands of Adventure attraction, guests can now brave the all-new species of roller coaster, inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World films. Read More...
  • Herbie Hancock, Others Create Video to Teach Kindergarteners about Music

    Frank Hammel | June 9, 2021Herbie Hancock teamed up with animators at Atomic Kid Studios and the Young Academic Research Group (YAM) at the Touro Graduate School of Education in New York City to release the first in a series of animated videos showcasing innovative methods for teaching kindergarteners about music. Read More...
  • NAMM Announces Webinar on Potential Impact of Lacey Act on Imported Instruments

    Frank Hammel | June 9, 2021CARLSBAD, CA — NAMM noted an early June advisory from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services indicated that, on July 1, 2021, a wide range of imported musical instruments, including drums, clarinets, flutes and piccolos, and others will be required to file a Lacey Act import declaration. More details from NAMM (www.namm.org): While the industry […] Read More...
  • Yamaha UC Announces WeAreTeachers.com Giveaway Winners

    Frank Hammel | June 8, 2021Yamaha Unified Communications recently announced the winners of its WeAreTeachers.com teacher appreciation giveaway, held May 1 through May 31. Over 8,000 educators entered the giveaway. Committed to helping engage students, boost understanding, and overcome audio fatigue, Yamaha UC awarded one of three prizes to 12 teachers around the nation, including: 10 YVC-200 Personal Speakerphones for […] Read More...
  • Pearl River Opens 2021 Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition to U.S. Pianists

    Frank Hammel | June 7, 2021Pearl River Piano Group recently announced that the Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition will now be open to pianists in the U.S. who will compete for a top prize all-expenses-paid trip to the finals in Guangzhou, China from Nov. 12 to 15, 2021. Read More...
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