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  • NAfME Staff Attends “Rally to Restore Balance”

    Josh Harris | August 1, 2012NAfME staff members recently attended the “Rally to Restore Balance” in Washington, D.C.’s Upper Senate Park to advocate for a balanced approach to the nation’s nondefense discretionary spendingNAfME staff members recently attended the “Rally to Restore Balance” in Washington, D.C.’s Upper Senate Park to advocate for a balanced approach to the nation’s nondefense discretionary spending. […] Read More...
  • Beethoven’s 9th Flash Mob Takes Over Barcelona Square

    Josh Harris | July 19, 2012As part of a celebration of the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell, a city-wide promotional campaign culminated recently with a 100-person flash mob performing the famous final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.As part of a celebration of the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell, a city-wide promotional campaign culminated recently […] Read More...
  • Oboist Lays Out the Path to a Professional Orchestra Career

    Josh Harris | July 19, 2012Professional Oboist Rachel Seiden recently posted a great insider’s look at the long and complicated road to building a career in classical music at the Vail Valley Music Festival website. Professional Oboist Rachel Seiden recently posted a great insider’s look at the long and complicated road to building a career in classical music at the […] Read More...
  • Barry Manilow Donates Piano to Louisville School District

    Josh Harris | July 19, 2012Famed singer Barry Manilow (and SBO cover artist) recently donated a new Yamaha piano to help launch a music instrument drive in Kentucky’s Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, the state’s largest school district. Famed singer Barry Manilow (and SBO cover artist) recently donated a new Yamaha piano to help launch a music instrument drive […] Read More...
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Opens Program for Amateur Musicians

    Josh Harris | July 19, 2012Music director Marin Alsop recently led an army of amateur musicians through a week-long immersive music program alongside members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.Music director Marin Alsop recently led an army of amateur musicians through a week-long immersive music program alongside members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The program invited 104 willing students to rehearse, […] Read More...
  • British Violinist Decries Music Ed Funding Cuts

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Famed 25-year-old violinist Nicola Benedetti, who is set to perform this year at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms, recently attacked the British school system for what she sees as a declining commitment to music education. Famed 25-year-old violinist Nicola Benedetti, who is set to perform this year at the BBC’s Last Night of […] Read More...
  • National Philharmonic Teams with DC School Music Program

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Washington DC orchestra The National Philharmonic recently announced that it will begin partnering with the William E. Doar Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in an effort to get every student from kindergarten to 8th grade involved in music education.Washington DC orchestra The National Philharmonic recently announced that it will begin partnering with the […] Read More...
  • New Orchestra Chairs Promise Better Musical Results

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012Designer David Brothers has introduced a new orchestra chair designed to optimize musicians’ posture and breathing. Designer David Brothers has introduced a new orchestra chair designed to optimize musicians’ posture and breathing. Brothers, a professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Art and Design, says that focusing a chair’s ability to influence […] Read More...
  • Nationwide Summer Symphony Festivals Round-Up

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012The Chicago Tribune has collected a comprehensive list of the country’s best summer classical music festivals that could be a useful tool in any educator or musical parent’s calendar. The Chicago Tribune has collected a comprehensive list of the country’s best summer classical music festivals that could be a useful tool in any educator or […] Read More...
  • Australia Pledges to Give Every Young Student Arts Education

    Josh Harris | July 12, 2012The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported great news for Australian arts advocates – every student in the country’s school system will now study dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts until they’re 10. The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported great news for Australian arts advocates – every student in the country’s school system will now […] Read More...
  • New Music Ed Standards & Assessment Site

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website (online at www.musicstandards.org). Music educators and administrators are increasingly aware of the rising expectations […] Read More...
  • Deaf Drummer Earns Spot In U. Arkansas Corps

    Josh Harris | June 20, 2012Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any sound at all. Fox News reports that University of Arkansas student Mitchell Moore won a spot on the school’s Razorback Marching Band, despite requiring cochlear implants to sense any […] Read More...
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