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  • Midwest Clinic Recognizes Col. Arnald D. Gabriel

    Mike Lawson | February 14, 2013The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference has given unprecedented special recognition to Cortland native Col Arnald D. Gabriel.The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference has given unprecedented special recognition to Cortland native Col Arnald D. Gabriel. During a concert this past December by the United States Air Force Band at […] Read More...
  • Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation Announce New ‘Music Educator Award’

    Mike Lawson | February 14, 2013During the 55th Annual Grammy Awards last week, a trio of stars announced that the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present their first-ever Music Educator Award to recognize music educators.During the 55th Annual Grammy Awards last week, a trio of stars announced that the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are […] Read More...
  • Zildjian’s 2013 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition

    Mike Lawson | February 14, 2013The Zildjian family has announced the 2013 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding student percussionist who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program. The Zildjian family has announced the 2013 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding student percussionist who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program.  In addition to a $5,000 tuition award, the scholarship recipient will win […] Read More...
  • Knoxville, Tenn. Students Named Best Teen Band in the USA

    Mike Lawson | January 31, 2013Last Saturday night, one of Knoxville, Tenn. teen bands’ dreams came true, as they were crowned “Best Teen Band in the USA,” at the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) SchoolJam USA competition at Downtown Disney District.Last Saturday night, one of Knoxville, Tenn. teen bands’ dreams came true, as they were crowned “Best Teen Band […] Read More...
  • Study Ties a Taste for ‘Unconventional Music’ to Delinquency

    Mike Lawson | January 31, 2013A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, “Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency” looked at 300 students in the Netherlands…A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, “Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency” looked at 300 students in the Netherlands, observing that those who listened to genres such as hip-hop, metal, punk, […] Read More...
  • Just Play

    Mike Lawson | January 31, 2013The NAMM Foundation has unveiled its new public service announcement campaign, “Just Play.” The NAMM Foundation has unveiled its new public service announcement campaign, “Just Play.” The spot will air this spring in a multi-media, national campaign that will include ads for television, radio, billboards, bus shelters, airports, malls and anywhere one can hear, think […] Read More...
  • Newtown Heals Through Music

    Mike Lawson | January 31, 2013In the wake of the horrific events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, a group of students and teachers from Newton, Connecticut recently gathered to record a performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” In the wake of the horrific events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, a group of students and […] Read More...
  • The D’Addario Foundation Strikes Again

    Mike Lawson | January 31, 2013Maestro Louis Scaglione, president and music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization (PYO) and Delia Raab-Snyder, director of PYO’s Tune Up Philly have announced that The D’Addario Foundation has presented PYO’s Tune Up Philly with a $2,000-grant Maestro Louis Scaglione, president and music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization (PYO) and Delia Raab-Snyder, […] Read More...
  • Afghan Youth Orchestra to Perform in US

    Mike Lawson | 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

    Mike Lawson | 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

    Mike Lawson | 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

    Mike Lawson | 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...
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