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  • On the Passing of William (Bill) Clark

    SBO Staff | August 5, 2022William (Bill) Clark passed away on July 31, 2022, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 84. Bill graduated from Henderson State Teachers College and completed a Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas. He received a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Upon completion of his degree, he became Director […] Read More...
  • Noteflight’s Community Serves Over 7 Million Members!

    SBO Staff | August 3, 2022Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company and the world’s first and largest online music notation software community, now serves over 7 million users! This community consists of beginners and professionals, educators and their students, and composers and performers using Noteflight Basic, Noteflight Premium, or Noteflight Learn. With professional-level notation, performance assessment with SoundCheck™, a community for […] Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Announces Acquisition of Kendor Music

    SBO Staff | July 28, 2022Excelcia Music Publishing announces its acquisition of prominent music publisher, Kendor Music.  Kendor Music is a well-established leader in publishing educational editions for Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra, instrumental solo & ensembles, and text/method books.  Excelcia Music Publishing will maintain the brand and continue to robustly publish editions throughout all of Kendor Music’s core educational product […] Read More...
  • FarPlay Delivers Internet Promise of Live, Online Music Collaboration

    SBO Staff | July 26, 2022Powerful new software transmits uncompressed audio and video with exceptionally low latency, empowering real-time interaction at a level of quality and convenience never before possible Jamming live with musicians in different locations has been a promise of the internet for almost 20 years, but one that has remained largely unfulfilled. Popular conferencing platforms such as […] Read More...
  • MBA in Music Industry degree launched at Troy University

    SBO Staff | July 13, 2022Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has teamed with the John M. Long School of Music in the College of Communication and Fine Arts to offer a groundbreaking program for students and working professionals in the music and entertainment industries. The Master of Business Administration in Music Industry is one of a select few AACSB […] Read More...
  • D’Addario Orchestral Expands Accessories Line

    SBO Staff | June 28, 2022D’Addario Orchestral is excited to announce the expansion of their accessories line with three new offerings, the Bowmaster Bow Grip, Spector Violin Mute, Endpin Anchor for Cello and Double Bass, and Clarity Rosin, a hypoallergenic rosin (available July 1). Bowmaster Bow Grip The Bowmaster Bow Grip is an innovative teaching aid that helps beginners and […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard’s ArrangeMe.com Reaches New Milestones Self-Publishing Platform Now Has Four Million Copyrighted Titles Available & Has Paid Out Over $5 Million in Commissions

    SBO Staff | June 28, 2022ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s sheet music self-publishing platform, has experienced substantial growth in the past year, including increasing its library to over four million copyrighted songs available to arrangers and passing the $5 million mark in total user commissions. The ArrangeMe platform enables songwriters, composers, and arrangers to publish and sell their sheet music arrangements of […] Read More...
  • SoundCheck™ Performance Assessment Now Included with Essential Elements

    SBO Staff | June 27, 2022Hal Leonard has announced that this fall, SoundCheck™ will be included in Essential Elements Interactive at no additional charge to students using Essential Elements method books. This makes Essential Elements the only band and string method with included performance assessment technology. Powered by MatchMySound™, a proven leader in assessment technology, SoundCheck provides ratings and feedback […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Professor James F. Keene

    SBO Staff | June 27, 2022SBO is sad to announce the passing of Professor James F. Keene, who was retired from the University of Illinois School of Music, where he held the titles of Director of Bands and Brownfield Distinguished Professor of Music. Appointed in 1985, he was only the fourth person to hold the Director of Bands position since […] Read More...
  • D’Addario Foundation Launches Kevin Garren Scholarship

    SBO Staff | May 23, 2022The D’Addario Foundation is establishing the Kevin Garren Scholarship, a memorial scholarship that encourages creative problem solving for musicians and music educators. For ten years, Kevin worked alongside the D’Addario Family and company to develop innovative product solutions for the music community of which he was both a member and valued benefactor. “Kevin approached every […] Read More...
  • Jazz Ensemble New Releases from Excelcia Music Publishing

    SBO Staff | May 12, 2022Excelcia Music Publishing released its third Jazz Ensemble music catalog with new charts from well-known composers and talented new voices.  The 2022-23 music stays on the front edge of Jazz by making the music engaging, playable, fun, and educationally sound for contemporary Jazz ensembles. Excelcia Music Publishing’s new Jazz Ensemble release can be reviewed and […] Read More...
  • Music & Arts Comes to Cuyahoga Falls, OH, with Acquisition of Central Instrument Company

    SBO Staff | May 11, 2022Music & Arts will carry on the legacy of outgoing President Jim Stahl, who has managed Central Instrument Company since 1979, providing premier rental and repair services for multiple generations of music students and educators. Store is located at 739 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Music & Arts, one of the nation’s largest musical instrument […] Read More...
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