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  • George Quinlan, Sr. Passes Away at 90

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2013Beloved founder of the highly influential Midwestern band instrument shop Quinlan & Fabish, George Quinlan, Sr. passed away this week at the age of 90.Beloved founder of the highly influential Midwestern band instrument shop Quinlan & Fabish, George Quinlan, Sr. passed away this week at the age of 90. Quinlan, who was featured in a […] Read More...
  • BSO Names New Music Director Andris Nelsons, Youngest in Over 100 Years

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2013Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The announcement was made Thursday by Chairman of the BSO Board of Trustees Ted Kelly, BSO Board […] Read More...
  • Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Give $70 million to USC for New Music Academy

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2013Entrepreneurs and music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young), already known as forward-thinking visionaries in music and business, are giving $70 million to USC to create a unique undergraduate experience. Entrepreneurs and music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young), already known as forward-thinking visionaries in music and business, are […] Read More...
  • Timeless Communications Corp. Acquires the 
Assets of Symphony Publishing

    Mike Lawson | April 30, 2013Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced today the acquisition of the assets of Symphony Publishing, based in Needham, Mass., publishers of Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), JAZZed, and Choral Director publications.LAS VEGAS – Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced today the acquisition of […] Read More...
  • Rhythm! Discover Center Presents Drumming Programs at Exhibit Grand Opening

    Mike Lawson | April 24, 2013On May 11, 2013, the Rhythm! Discovery Center will present interactive drumming programs and offers free admission for all attendees in celebration of the grand opening of the Center’s new exhibit, Drums From the Circle City: The Leedy Drum Company from 1895-1930. On May 11, 2013, the Rhythm! Discovery Center will present interactive drumming programs […] Read More...
  • Museum of Making Music Named Medium Business of the Decade

    Mike Lawson | April 24, 2013As the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in California celebrated its 90th anniversary this past month, the group honored the Museum of Making Music as one of two “Medium Business of the Decade” recipients. As the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in California celebrated its 90th anniversary this past month, the group honored the Museum of Making […] Read More...
  • West Virginia Theater and Music Teacher Wins $10k Great American Teach-Off Grant

    Mike Lawson | April 24, 2013High School theater and music teacher Everett Jeremy Rodriguez recently earned his school $10,000 through the Great American Teach-Off. High School theater and music teacher Everett Jeremy Rodriguez recently earned his school $10,000 through the Great American Teach-Off. Rodriguez, who teaches at Liberty High School in southeastern West Virginia, won the award after being named […] Read More...
  • Texas Elementary Students Build Recycle Music Instruments

    Mike Lawson | April 24, 2013A group of Texas students celebrated this year’s Earth day by building instruments out of recycled materials. A group of Texas students celebrated this year’s Earth day by building instruments out of recycled materials. Students at Diboll Elementary, lead by a music teacher named Phyllis Kirkland, created an impromptu orchestra out of items like two-liter […] Read More...
  • National Youth Orchestra 2013 Inaugural Tour Details Announced

    Mike Lawson | April 24, 2013Carnegie Hall recently announced details for the inaugural July 2013 tour by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Beginning this summer, annually brings together some of the most talented young orchestral players from across the United States, ages 16-19. Carnegie Hall recently announced details for the inaugural July 2013 tour by […] Read More...
  • Marching Band Battles South African Gang Life

    Mike Lawson | April 12, 2013A recent CNN story reported on the thriving Bezzi’s Youth Brass Band, based in Limpopo, South Africa, which utilizes music to get teens involved in the performing arts rather than the danger of youth gangs.A recent CNN story reported on the thriving Bezzi’s Youth Brass Band, based in Limpopo, South Africa, which utilizes music to […] Read More...
  • Piano Teacher Leaves Millions to College Foundation

    Mike Lawson | April 12, 2013California’s Allan Hancock College recently received the largest financial gift to the college in school history, and it came from the estate of former faculty member Patty Boyd. California’s Allan Hancock College recently received the largest financial gift to the college in school history, and it came from the estate of former faculty member Patty […] Read More...
  • Educational Entertainer Simmons Helps Students Discover Homemade Found Sound Orchestras

    Mike Lawson | April 12, 2013Entertainer Al Simmons recently visited the Marysville Public Library in Marysville, Kansas, for a workshop that introduced objects like tin cans and wrenches as musical instruments to about 30 excited elementary school students.Entertainer Al Simmons recently visited the Marysville Public Library in Marysville, Kansas, for a workshop that introduced objects like tin cans and wrenches […] Read More...
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