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  • New Disney Imagination Campus to Encourage Career Exploration

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021Disney Parks’ new Disney Imagination Campus will be making its debut in Jan. 2022 and will be featured at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. These new educational experiences for visiting student groups are designed to inspire the students’ career ambitions with workshops, performances and special events. Disney’s […] Read More...
  • San Diego Symphony Announces Inaugural Season at Jacobs Park

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021The San Diego Symphony announced its inaugural season of concerts at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, the new year-round outdoor venue with 360-degree views of downtown, the marina, and the bay. After the opening weekend Aug. 6-8, the season will offer more than 40 concerts between August and November 2021, including eight concerts led […] Read More...
  • Bard Music Festival Pays Tribute to Nadia Boulanger

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021The Bard Music Festival’s 31st season returns Aug. 6-15 with a special tribute titled Nadia Boulanger and Her World. The 12 concert programs celebrate the legacy of this pioneering pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist and organist from Paris, who helped shape generations of American musicians. The event taps into a wealth of compositions by Boulanger’s predecessors, […] Read More...
  • Music Performance Trust Fund Supports Live Music with $2.2 Million in Community Grants

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) announced $2.2 million in community grants to support live music online and in person throughout North America, all offered at no charge to listeners. To help ensure live music’s safe return, the MPTF is encouraging local union representatives of the American Federation of Musicians to work with […] Read More...
  • Tippet Rise Art Center’s Aug. 19-22 Virtual Festival to Feature Classical Music in Unique Settings

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021Tippet Rise Art Center announced the details of its digital summer event, Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival, which will premiere seven short performance films between Aug. 19-22. While the Tippet Rise Art Center is based in Fishtail, MT, the new films feature classical music performances captured at unusual locations across the country, from a […] Read More...
  • WQXR Presents the 10th Summer Season of Carnegie Hall Live

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021For the 10th consecutive season, Carnegie Hall and WQXR have united to present Carnegie Hall Live, a series of taped broadcast concerts that had been performed live at the venue over the last nine years. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the programs, which air Thursdays through the summer, from June 3 through August 26. The series kicked […] Read More...
  • Pearl River Opens 2021 Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition to U.S. Pianists

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021Pearl River Piano Group recently announced that the Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition will now be open to pianists in the U.S. who will compete for a top prize all-expenses-paid trip to the finals in Guangzhou, China from Nov. 12 to 15, 2021. Held every two years since 1983, the Pearl River-Kayserburg International Youth Piano […] Read More...
  • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

    Mike Lawson | July 3, 2021A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. “For 75 years, Wenger Corporation has been producing innovative products for music education and has also expanded into performing arts and athletic […] Read More...
  • Director Designs, First-of-its-Kind Customizable, Programmed PDF for Bands & Orchestras

    Mike Lawson | July 2, 2021Excelcia Music Publishing announces the launch of new product, Director Designs, a groundbreaking approach for band and orchestra directors to easily choose and create printable warm-up and technique exercises which are programmed into a single PDF.  The customizable book format offers directors endless combinations to design the PDF exactly how they want, and then print […] Read More...
  • Joe Lamond to Step Down as President and CEO of NAMM in Early 2023

    frank | June 28, 2021Earlier today at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023. Lamond, who has served at the helm of NAMM for the past 20 years, will work with the NAMM Executive Committee over the […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Interactive Is Now Available to All Band & Orchestra Directors

    frank | June 28, 2021Hal Leonard‘s Essential Elements Interactive has announced new free trial accounts for any music teacher to use the robust online platform. Previously available to only those programs that use the corresponding Essential Elements method books for band and strings, this new free trial lets any teacher, regardless of the method they’re using, to check out […] Read More...
  • Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC Acquires SBO, MMR, JAZZed and Choral Director Magazines from Timeless Communications

    frank | June 28, 2021NASHVILLE - Publishing veteran Mike Lawson’s Tennessee-based artistpro, LLC has acquired Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), JAZZed and Choral Director magazines from Terry Lowe of Las Vegas-based Timeless Communications. Read More...
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