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  • Music & Arts Acquires Be Part of the Music

    Frank Hammel | April 19, 2021Music & Arts' recently acquired Be Part of the Music, the music education advocacy organization led by Scott Lang and Andrew Hrynyshyn. Now under Music & Arts, the free services offered by Be Part of the Music are expected to be more accessible to music educators across the U.S. Read More...
  • Sheet Music Direct Surpasses One Million Available Sheet Music Arrangements

    Frank Hammel | April 19, 2021Online sheet music service provider Sheet Music Direct, which is affiliated with sheet music publisher Hal Leonard, has now surpassed 1 million available sheet music arrangements. Sheet Music Direct's total catalog has topped 1.1 million arrangements. All are available for instant download or streaming. Read More...
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musicians to Mentor Interlochen Arts Camp Students This Summer

    Frank Hammel | April 16, 2021DSO musicians will lead master classes in each orchestral instrument for Interlochen Arts Camp intermediate and high school campers July 30-31. The classes will take place via Zoom, with students participating from Interlochen’s Music Center. Students enrolled in Interlochen Online summer sessions will also be invited to observe the classes. Read More...
  • Carnegie Hall Announces Teen Musicians Selected for 2021 National Youth Ensembles

    Frank Hammel | April 16, 2021On April 15, Carnegie Hall announced teen musicians selected for the 2021 National Youth Ensembles, including the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz. Read More...
  • MMR, Sister Publication to SBO, Donates Archived Magazines to the NAMM Resource Center

    Frank Hammel | April 15, 2021Timeless Communications president Terry Lowe donated the archives of SBO sister publication Musical Merchandise Review magazine to NAMM’s Resource Center. MMR's first issue was published in 1879. Read More...
  • Rez Abbasi Named 2021 Guggenheim Fellow

    Frank Hammel | April 14, 2021Guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi, one of the most celebrated artistic voices of his generation, has been named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. He’s one of 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists, 13 in the area of Music Composition, receiving this year’s award. A veteran of fourteen albums as a leader, his deep […] Read More...
  • NAMM Foundation Honors Communities and Schools for Music Education Efforts

    Frank Hammel | April 13, 2021The NAMM Foundation recently recognized 686 school districts in 40 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Along with the association’s celebration of K-12 music teachers who have found creative solutions amid a global pandemic, 80 U.S. schools are being honored with SupportMusic Merit Awards. Read More...
  • Avedis Zildjian Co. Launches Vic Firth Drumchain

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, recently launched the Vic Firth Drumchain, a new initiative to help bring musicians together in times where being able to connect is more important than ever before. Read More...
  • Eastman School of Music and El Sistema USA Strengthen Partnership

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, and El Sistema USA (ESUSA) have recently deepened their partnership with several key personnel appointments and intersectionality initiatives. Read More...
  • Savannah Music Festival Announces Artists, Schedule for 2021 Spring Season on May 23-30

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) recently announced the lineup of acclaimed classical, jazz and American roots music artists who will perform live during the festival’s much-anticipated 2021 Spring Season, which runs from May 23-30. Read More...
  • “Jazz in China” Documentary to Launch April 30 to the World – and April 26 to Project Supporters

    Frank Hammel | April 11, 2021Jazz in China, a new 76-minute documentary that can be viewed on UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, April 30, 2021, will be available to be seen five days earlier, April 26, by those who help fund the documentary project, led by Baruch College professor Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Livestream to Feature the EJB Quartet on 4/20

    Frank Hammel | April 9, 2021BALTIMORE, MD – DC Jazz Festival announced plans for The EJB Quartet to perform at An die Musik Live! on April 20 at 7pm. More details from DC Jazz Festival (www.dcjazzfest.org): Join DC Jazz Festival as we take in a live-streamed performance from reigning DCJazzPrix Champions The EJB Quartet at An die Musik Live! on […] Read More...
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