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  • New York Arts Program Brings ‘Harmony’ to Low-Income Students

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012Serving mostly low-income children in New York City, an innovative music education program called Harmony provides free instruments and daily music lessons to public school children in third through sixth grades.Serving mostly low-income children in New York City, an innovative music education program called Harmony provides free instruments and daily music lessons to public school […] Read More...
  • Petition Calls to Protect Music Education

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012Ontario newspaper The Recorder and Times recently reported on a petition to declare music as “protected” subject in its schools. Ontario newspaper The Recorder and Times recently reported on a petition to declare music as “protected” subject in its schools. The petition has so far earned 1,600 signatures hoping to preserve music education in the province’s elementary […] Read More...
  • One More Week to Vote for NAMM’s Best Communities for Music Education Survey

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012The 2012 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey will remain open until Friday, March 9, 2012.The 2012 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey will remain open until Friday, March 9, 2012. Going strong in its 13th year, the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Survey is a nationwide search for communities whose programs […] Read More...
  • ISME Presents NAMM with the Global Sonar Award

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012The International Society for Music Education (ISME) presented its inaugural ISME Global Sonar Award to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the NAMM Foundation for the organization’s invaluable support and ongoing efforts to understand, celebrate, and promote music learning across all ages.The International Society for Music Education (ISME) presented its inaugural ISME Global […] Read More...
  • Kid Rock Teams with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012Notorious rock and roller (and Detroit native) Kid Rock has announced a partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that will lead to a May 12 benefit concert at Detroit’s Fox Theatre for the orchestra, which hopes to raise $1 million from the event. Notorious rock and roller (and Detroit native) Kid Rock has announced a […] Read More...
  • Music for All announces 2012 Bands of America Hall of Fame inductees

    Josh Harris | March 1, 2012Four individuals have been selected to be inducted this year into Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) Hall of Fame. Four individuals have been selected to be inducted this year into Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are Charles “Chuck” Campbell, previously band director at North Hardin High School […] Read More...
  • 2012 Bands of America Hall of Fame Announced

    Josh Harris | February 15, 2012Four individuals have been selected to be inducted this year into Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) Hall of Fame. Four individuals have been selected to be inducted this year into Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are Charles “Chuck” Campbell, previously band director at North Hardin […] Read More...
  • 2012 Orchestra Academy programming for Music Education Week

    Josh Harris | February 15, 2012Martin Norgaard, assistant professor of music education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, will bring diverse string methodology to the 2012 Orchestra Academy at Music Education Week this summer. Martin Norgaard, assistant professor of music education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, will bring diverse string methodology to the 2012 Orchestra Academy at Music Education Week […] Read More...
  • School Bandleaders Aim to Debunk Band Instrument Sterilization Law

    Josh Harris | February 15, 2012Massachusetts bandleaders are calling a new bill that would give Massachusetts school committees the authority to mandate a procedure for sterilization of school band instruments “a major waste of time and money.”Massachusetts bandleaders are calling a new bill that would give Massachusetts school committees the authority to mandate a procedure for sterilization of school band […] Read More...
  • Ohio Middle School’s Band Participation Surging

    Josh Harris | February 14, 2012Things are looking up for one Ohio middle school. The Campbell County Middle School, near Cincinnati, has seen a surge of 400 students in recent years.Things are looking up for one Ohio middle school. The Campbell County Middle School, near Cincinnati, has seen a surge of 400 students in recent years. As an example, the […] Read More...
  • iShares Donates 200 Symphony Tickets to Arkansas Students

    Josh Harris | February 13, 2012Global finance leader iShares recently donated 200 tickets for music students and their families to attend the February Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) performance, “Valentines in New York” last weekend.Global finance leader iShares recently donated 200 tickets for music students and their families to attend the February Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) performance, “Valentines in New York” […] Read More...
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