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  • 13 Year Old Prodigy to Solo with Utah Symphony

    Josh Harris | May 10, 2012On May 15, 13- year-old Aubree Oliverson will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, accompanied by the Utah Symphony. On May 15, 13- year-old Aubree Oliverson will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, accompanied by the Utah Symphony. This performance is the culmination of an evening in which exceptional […] Read More...
  • 13 Charged in FAMU Hazing Death

    Josh Harris | May 10, 2012Nearly six months after Robert Champion, a clarinetist and member of the famed Florida A&M University Marching 100, died following a hazing incident, 11 people were charged with felonies and two others with misdemeanors relating to the November incident.Nearly six months after Robert Champion, a clarinetist and member of the famed Florida A&M University Marching […] Read More...
  • Roman Totenberg: 1911-2012

    Josh Harris | May 10, 2012Renowned violinist and master teacher Roman Totenberg passed away on Tuesday, May 8th, at the age of 101.Renowned violinist and master teacher Roman Totenberg passed away on Tuesday, May 8th, at the age of 101. A professor emeritus at Boston University, where he taught for more than 50 years, Totenberg lead a prolific musical life. […] Read More...
  • Remo Helps Unite in Support of Arts Education and “Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds”

    Josh Harris | April 25, 2012Remo Inc. recently trained and sent out a team of drum circle facilitators to deliver a hybrid of the research-based drumming program, Beat the Odds, to sixth and seventh grade students in the Santa Clarita Valley School Districts near Los Angeles, California. Remo Inc. recently trained and sent out a team of drum circle facilitators […] Read More...
  • MakeMusic Partners with Drum Corps Luminary Michael McIntosh

    Josh Harris | April 25, 2012MakeMusic, Inc. recently announced a partnership with acclaimed percussionist, clinician, educator and composer Michael McIntosh to incorporate percussion arrangements he creates for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps into theSmartMusic software, in effect sharing The Cavaliers experience with percussionists worldwide.MakeMusic, Inc. recently announced a partnership with acclaimed percussionist, clinician, educator and composer Michael McIntosh to […] Read More...
  • El Sistema USA Preps for Drafting Convention

    Josh Harris | April 25, 2012This weekend (April 27-29), over thirty leaders and advocates for El Sistema-inspired work in the United States will convene in Chicago to begin drafting documents needed to put additional shape to the El Sistema “field” in the United States and prepare to file for the organization. This weekend (April 27-29), over thirty leaders and advocates […] Read More...
  • NAMM Foundation and White House Form New Arts Initiative

    Josh Harris | April 25, 2012Presidential appointed artists Chuck Close, Yo-Yo Ma, and Damian Woetzel will join many others to work with schools in eight states as part of a new initiative called the Turnaround Arts initiative lead by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Presidential appointed artists Chuck Close, Yo-Yo Ma, and Damian Woetzel will join […] Read More...
  • 2012 Best Communities for Music Ed Announced

    Josh Harris | April 25, 2012The NAMM Foundation has announced the results of its 13th annual Best Communities for Music Education(BCME) survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education as part of the core curriculum.The NAMM Foundation has announced the results of its 13th annual Best Communities for Music Education(BCME) survey, […] Read More...
  • Help Wanted: Digital Media Sales @ Symphony Publishing

    Josh Harris | April 12, 2012Symphony Publishing is a leading publishing company in the field of music business and music education with a variety of magazines, social media sites, web sites, apps, e-newsletters, and books.Symphony Publishing is a leading publishing company in the field of music business and music education with a variety of magazines, social media sites, web sites, […] Read More...
  • Florida Teacher Sees Students Achieve Full Graduation Rate and College Enrollment

    Josh Harris | April 12, 2012A music teacher at Florida’s Miramar High School is turning heads for a very quick turnaround lately. A music teacher at Florida’s Miramar High School is turning heads for a very quick turnaround lately. Band teacher Alvin Davis, has proudly taken charge of a group of students who are not only graduating from high school, […] Read More...
  • PCAH Director Calls for Arts to Weigh Heavily in Education Reform

    Josh Harris | April 12, 2012In a keynote address to formally open the 2012 Biennial Music Educators National Conference, Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), said arts education is key to helping to give all students a high-quality education.In a keynote address to formally open the 2012 Biennial Music Educators National […] Read More...
  • Incredible Video Demonstrating the Effect of Long Lost Music on the Brain

    Josh Harris | April 12, 2012This video of the unbelievable effects that music can have on elderly patients has been making the rounds on the Internet this week. Well worth a look! Read More...
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