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  • Inaugural “Music at the Intersection” Festival Set for Sept. 10-12 in St. Louis

    Frank Hammel | May 11, 2021Organizers of the inaugural “Music at the Intersection” festival recently announced the artist lineup and ticket packages for the event, which is set to take place Sept. 10-12 in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis. The event will feature six stages and 60+ acts including Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter and Roy Ayers. More […] Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Lineup for the 17th Annual DC Jazz Fest (Sept. 1-5)

    Frank Hammel | May 8, 2021WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) recently announced the official lineup for the 17th Annual DC JazzFest, which will take place from September 1-5, with 20+ concerts, interviews, and exclusive events. More details from www.dcjazzfest.org: This year’s celebration features a diverse cast of both local and international jazz talent. DCJF’s signature event, DC JazzFest at The […] Read More...
  • University of Kentucky Announces First Woman Director of Wildcat Marching Band

    Frank Hammel | May 7, 2021The University of Kentucky announced May 7 that Shayna Stahl had been named director of Athletic Bands and assistant director of Bands in the School of Music. Stahl will become the first woman to serve as the director of the Wildcat Marching Band. Stahl will also serve as director of the UK Pep Bands and as the conductor of the UK Concert Band. Read More...
  • jj Babbitt Co. Under New Ownership

    Frank Hammel | May 7, 2021Steve Rorie, who joined jj Babbitt as president in 2019, announced his purchase of the company from the Reglein Trust on May 7. The 102-year-old manufacturer of mouthpiece brands Meyer, Otto Link, Hite and many others for saxophones and clarinets will remain based in Elkhart, IN. Read More...
  • David Serkin Ludwig Named Dean and Director of Juilliard’s Music Division

    Frank Hammel | May 6, 2021Following an extensive search, Juilliard has named composer and alumnus David Serkin Ludwig as dean and director of Juilliard’s Music Division. As dean and director, Ludwig will oversee the artistic and educational activities of the Music Division. Read More...
  • Virginia Arts Festival’s Concert Truck Ready to Roll with Free Outdoor Classical Concerts May 12-15

    Frank Hammel | May 6, 2021Virginia Arts Festival’s community outreach continues this spring season as the Festival presents “The Concert Truck,” featuring free, accessible outdoor concerts in area locations May 12-15. More details from the Virginia Arts Festival (www.vafest.org): The Concert Truck is directly aligned with the Festival’s mission to bring world-class performing arts to citizens and visitors, and to […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard’s Virtual Music Education Summit Set for July 29-30

    Frank Hammel | May 6, 2021Hal Leonard announced plans for its Virtual Music Education Summit on Thursday & Friday, July 29-30 2021. This event will provide sequential presentations that focus on meeting the needs of all students this fall. Read More...
  • Notysing Music Notation Learning App Named EdTech Awards Finalist for 2021

    Frank Hammel | May 4, 2021Stockholm, Sweden-based Doremir Music Research announced May 4 that its new app Notysing has been named a “Cool Tool Finalist 2021” in the global EdTech Awards. The educational app also received a 4.5 out of 5.0 star review by educators at the Educational App Store. Read More...
  • International Songwriting Competition 2020 Winners Announced

    Frank Hammel | May 3, 2021The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) named Helsingborg, Sweden-based Maria Smith and Victor Thell, who comprise the Swedish folk-pop dua Smith & Thell, along with Peter Kvint, as the Grand Prize winners for 2020. More details from ISC (www.songwritingcompetition.com): This year’s Grand Prize goes to the The Swedish folk-pop duo Smith & Thell (comprised of Maria […] Read More...
  • New England Conservatory Announces 2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for its 150th Commencement Ceremony

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021Boston’s New England Conservatory announced plans for its 150th commencement ceremony. It’s set for May 23, and a streamed pre-commencement concert will showcase graduating NEC students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 22. Mavis Staples, gospel and soul singer, is the commencement speaker. Read More...
  • Vax4Live Coalition Pushes for Vaccine Awareness and the Safe Return of Live Events

    SBO Staff | April 30, 2021The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and several partners with a big stake in the safe return of live events are launching a campaign for vaccine awareness. It’s called Vax4Live. Read More...
  • B&S Announces $200 Rebates for MBX Heritage Trumpets

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021For the entire month of May 2021, B&S is offering customers $200 off their purchase of the newest innovation among the X-line, the B&S MBX Heritage Bb trumpet. Inspired by renowned French commercial player and B&S Performing artist, Christian Martinez, the MBXH design offers so many new facets of sound, identity, harmonics, body, and ease. Read More...
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