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  • Bard Academy and Housing Planned with the Bronx Music Heritage Center

    Josh Harris | August 29, 2012The city council of the New York City borough of the Bronx recently approved a $2.5 million plan for an innovative new project that combines education, low-income housing, and an ambitious local music program.The city council of the New York City borough of the Bronx recently approved a $2.5 million plan for an innovative new […] Read More...
  • Study Finds Music Memories Stored in Unique Place in Brain

    Josh Harris | August 29, 2012A new study published in Current Biology has found that humans’ memories of music – stored melodies, rhythms, harmonies, and lyrics – are kept in a separate part of the brain from other types of memories.A new study published in Current Biology has found that humans’ memories of music – stored melodies, rhythms, harmonies, and […] Read More...
  • Search Begins for NAMM’s “Best Teen Band in the USA”

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012Teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering NAMM’s fourth annual SchoolJam USA, a national teen battle of the bands.Teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering NAMM’s fourth annual SchoolJam USA, a national teen battle of the bands. The competition highlights teen music talent, gathers students in support […] Read More...
  • NAfME Announces Kane Scholarship Recipients

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced the recipients of its Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced the recipients of its Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship. Samantha Baldwin (Cobleskill, New York) and Curtis Viselli (Windermere, Florida) were awarded the prize for 2012, which was created by Shannon’s […] Read More...
  • Marvin Hamlisch: 1944-2012

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012Well-known composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch died unexpectedly on August 6th in Los Angeles. Well-known composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch died unexpectedly on August 6th in Los Angeles. Hamlisch is perhaps most well known for unforgettable compositions from early in his career that were used in films such as The Way We Were, […] Read More...
  • Beck’s New Album Issued Only in Paper Sheet Music Format

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012Trailblazing musician and producer Beck recently announced that his next musical release will come not in the form of a recording but as sheet music, leaving it up to the music’s owner to perform the songs. Trailblazing musician and producer Beck recently announced that his next musical release will come not in the form of […] Read More...
  • SBO’s 2013 Essay Scholarship Contest is Now Underway

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012The theme for the 13th Annual SBO Essay Scholarship Contest was unveiled with a poster included in the August issue of SBO. The theme for the 13th Annual SBO Essay Scholarship Contest was unveiled with a poster included in the August issue of SBO. Students around the country are encouraged to write a brief essay […] Read More...
  • Blue Devils Win 15th DCI Championship

    Josh Harris | August 15, 2012Drum Corps International squad the Blue Devils completed an undefeated season this past weekend, winning their 15th DCI World Championship, and their fourth in the last six years.Drum Corps International squad the Blue Devils completed an undefeated season this past weekend, winning their 15th DCI World Championship, and their fourth in the last six years. […] Read More...
  • BBC Spies Rough Waters Ahead for US Orchestras

    Josh Harris | August 1, 2012In an in-depth story from the BBC, reporter Vincent Dowd explores many of the issues facing American orchestras in the near future.In an in-depth story from the BBC, reporter Vincent Dowd explores many of the issues facing American orchestras in the near future. In particular, he finds a troubling disconnect between classical programs and young […] Read More...
  • Amarillo Fine Arts Director Awarded Lifetime Achievement Honors

    Josh Harris | August 1, 2012The Texas Bandmasters Association has presented its 2012 Lifetime Administrator Achievement Award of Outstanding Commitment to Music Education to Amarillo’s Cody Myers.The Texas Bandmasters Association has presented its 2012 Lifetime Administrator Achievement Award of Outstanding Commitment to Music Education to Amarillo’s Cody Myers. Myers, the Amarillo Independent School District director of fine arts, has taught […] Read More...
  • One-of-a-Kind French Horn Maker Ethel Merker, 1923-2012

    Josh Harris | August 1, 2012The creator of the popular Merker-Matic French Horn recently passed at the age of 88. The creator of the popular Merker-Matic French Horn recently passed at the age of 88. Merker, a Chicago native, pioneered the role of working women in music in a variety of contexts, from symphonic performances to radio and TV jingles. […] Read More...
  • Baltimore Music Students Honor 100-Year-Old Teacher

    Josh Harris | August 1, 2012A group of former students recently gathered in a Baltimore church to celebrate the 100th birthday of their former teacher, Lucille Marcus Brooks. A group of former students recently gathered in a Baltimore church to celebrate the 100th birthday of their former teacher, Lucille Marcus Brooks. The crowd of reportedly 150 joined Brooks as admiring […] Read More...
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