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  • Afghan Youth Orchestra to Perform in US

    Josh Harris | January 31, 2013On the heels of SBO’s recent coverage of the fledgling National Youth Symphony of Iraq, a similar organization from Afghanistan is set to fly the United States for a concert tour On the heels of SBO’s recent coverage of the fledgling National Youth Symphony of Iraq (story here: http://www.sbomagazine.com/431145/upclose-2/paul-macalindin-the-national-youth-orchestra-of-iraq/), a similar organization from Afghanistan is […] Read More...
  • Quadrant Arts Education Research Joins Music Education Policy Roundtable

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013National Association for Music Education recently welcomed Quadrant Arts Education Research as an official member of The Music Education Policy Roundtable. National Association for Music Education recently welcomed Quadrant Arts Education Research as an official member of The Music Education Policy Roundtable. Quadrant Arts Education Research is a national leader in arts education research, analysis, […] Read More...
  • The NAMM Foundation Celebrates SupportMusic’s 10th Anniversary

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013Marking 10 years of advocacy for music education, the NAMM Foundation’s SupportMusic Coalition will gather at a celebration event and live webcast from NAMM Show next week that will feature performances and special-guest appearances. Marking 10 years of advocacy for music education, the NAMM Foundation’s SupportMusic Coalition will gather at a celebration event and live […] Read More...
  • Idaho School Gets Mr. Holland Donation

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation recently donated $12,000 worth of musical instruments to Boise, Idaho’s Whitney Elementary School. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation recently donated $12,000 worth of musical instruments to Boise, Idaho’s Whitney Elementary School. The school received a total of 14 new instruments, including cellos, violins, saxophones, and trumpets. The Foundation, started in […] Read More...
  • German Study Finds Further Evidence for Music and Brainpower Connection

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013A new paper from Germany published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology notes a connection between music and brainpower.A new paper from Germany published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology notes a connection between music and brainpower. The result of an 18-month study, which compared seven and eight-year-old boys around Germany who received specialized music […] Read More...
  • Boston Bowmaker Receives ‘Genius’ Grant

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013Longtime violin bowmaker Benoit Rolland, recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, was recently the subject of an in-depth profile in the Boston Globe that featured a close look at his life as a sought-after builder of this highly specialized tool. Longtime violin bowmaker Benoit Rolland, recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, […] Read More...
  • Chicago Symphony Premieres Music for Cello and Brain Waves

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013Last week, Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn premiered a one-of-a-kind piece that involved her wearing an EPOC Neuroheadset, a piece of equipment that uses 14 sensors that connect with the scalp and pick up brain waves.Last week, Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn premiered a one-of-a-kind piece that involved her wearing an EPOC Neuroheadset, a piece […] Read More...
  • Bands Flock to the Rose Bowl; Stanford Offends with ‘Cheesy’ Tunes

    Josh Harris | January 16, 2013Hundreds of students traveled to Pasadena for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day this year. Hundreds of students traveled to Pasadena for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day this year. Bands included the Bands of America Honor Band, along with standout groups from Broken Arrow High School […] Read More...
  • Mexican Sculptor Turns Weapons Into Musical Instruments

    Josh Harris | December 28, 2012City officials in the embattled Ciudad Juarez, just south of the Mexican border from El Paso, recently turned over a large cache of confiscated weapon parts to artist Pedro Reyes in order to provide the raw materials for his latest project – Imagine.City officials in the embattled Ciudad Juarez, just south of the Mexican border […] Read More...
  • Best Classical Music Releases of 2012 – Wide Variety of Entrances to Modern Recordings

    Josh Harris | December 28, 2012If there’s any reminder that new avenues for music appreciation continue to grow through the wide world of classical music, it’s the many year-end lists of best music releases like that of the New York Times If there’s any reminder that new avenues for music appreciation continue to grow through the wide world of classical […] Read More...
  • Brooklyn Music School Hits 100 Years

    Josh Harris | December 28, 2012In a testament to a neighborhood dedication and generations’ of hard work, the Brooklyn Music School celebrated its 100th anniversary this past December. The school’s mission throughout: to grant access to the performing arts to anyone.In a testament to a neighborhood dedication and generations’ of hard work, the Brooklyn Music School celebrated its 100th anniversary this […] Read More...
  • Cellist Wins Miss Universe Pageant

    Josh Harris | December 28, 2012Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, a cellist and self described “band nerd,” bested 88 other contestants in the finals of the Miss Universe competition on Dec 19, 2012. Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, a cellist and self described “band nerd,” bested 88 other contestants in the finals of the Miss Universe competition on Dec 19, 2012. Culpo, a […] Read More...
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