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  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Virginia Arts Festival HBCU Jazz Residency

    SBO Staff | January 4, 2023In a unique new collaboration that advances jazz education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities February 25 Performance will include HBCU Jazz Ensembles from the residency The Virginia Arts Festival will welcome back a long-time audience favorite on February 25, 2023—but this time the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s performance will cap a unique collaboration […] Read More...
  • Excelcia/Wingert-Jones Publications Release Two New Works

    SBO Staff | January 3, 2023Lakeland, Florida-based Excelcia/Wingert-Jones Publications announce two new works, by Peter Sciaino, and by Carol Brittin Chambers and Tyler Arcari. United System for Winds & Percussion, A Mixed-Level Program for Groups and Individuals.  An innovative solution for Middle School directors presented with mixed instrumentation and varying ability levels, United System provides a versatile and practical approach for […] Read More...
  • Vincent Cichowicz: Fundamental Studies for the Developing Trombone Player

    SBO Staff | December 15, 2022Hal Leonard has published Vincent Cichowicz: Fundamental Studies for the Developing Trombone Player. The new collection by Michael Cichowicz (Vincent’s son), Mark Dulin, Tim Higgins, and Toby Oft features studies that represent the core principles of Cichowicz’s teaching. Vincent Cichowicz (1927-2006) was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1952-1974 and a faculty member […] Read More...
  • Gordon Snyder Joins SBO+/MMR Sales Team

    SBO Staff | December 12, 2022Gordon J. Snyder joins the SBO+/MMR sales team from Orlando, Florida and has served as a band director and fine arts director for the last 15 years but has worked with music groups for 20+ years. He has served in both the public and private sectors as well as worked with middle school, high school, and collegiate […] Read More...
  • United Sound’s ‘Composer Project’ Eliminates Barriers Schools Face in Performing Works by Composers from Minoritized Communities

    SBO Staff | December 8, 2022United Sound, a not-for-profit organization that provides students with disabilities equal access to the musical performing arts, has launched a bold, new initiative designed to break down barriers school music programs face in performing works by composers from minoritized communities. The Composer Project actively assists emerging composers of classical and jazz music and related genres […] Read More...
  • 2023 Essay Contest Now Open!

    SBO Staff | December 8, 2022For the first time ever, the SBO+ Essay Contest is open to instrumental and vocal students across the USA! With the generous support of the NAMM Foundation, Alfred, MakeMusic, Hal Leonard, Yamaha, Casio, Focusrite and Adam Audio, we are again offering massive prizes for the music educator who has a student with a winning entry, […] Read More...
  • Job Opening! Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    SBO Staff | December 1, 2022The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory in Winston-Salem, N.C. Founded in 1963, UNCSA is America’s first public arts conservatory and the only school in the U.S. composed of five arts conservatories on one campus: Dance, Drama, Design & Production, Filmmaking and Music. UNCSA trains […] Read More...
  • Take Part in Survey for NAfME, NAMM Foundation, edTA, NDEO and NAEA

    SBO Staff | November 22, 2022A survey on the use of federal funds to support music and the arts, has been launched by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the NAMM Foundation, the Educational Theatre Association (edTA), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and the National Arts Education Association (NAEA). The survey asks questions about the use of funds […] Read More...
  • Little Kids Rock Rebrands to ‘Music Will’ With Goal of Reaching One Million More Kids in Next Five Years

    SBO Staff | September 16, 2022Little Kids Rock, the largest nonprofit music program in U.S. public schools, today unveiled a bold new brand, Music Will, with artist support across a wide variety of genres from Slash and Usher to Hozier, Mavis Staples and Darryl DMC McDaniels. The 20-year-old national nonprofit aims to bring the gift of music to a million […] Read More...
  • MakeMusic Reducing Price of Finale

    SBO Staff | September 8, 2022MakeMusic, Inc. announced today that Finale, its flagship music notation product, will now feature reduced pricing for new and existing customers. MakeMusic’s mission is to have more pieces practiced and performed, and to become the reference ecosystem for music practice. The decision to reduce the price was made to better align Finale with this mission, […] Read More...
  • Eastman School of Music Appoints Christine Jensen as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media

    SBO Staff | September 8, 2022The Eastman School of Music has recently announced Christine Jensen as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media. Saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has been described as “an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail. Christine will make the move from […] Read More...
  • New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices Program Expands to Include Over 45 Orchestras in the US and beyond

    SBO Staff | September 8, 2022Amplifying Voices Fosters Collaboration Toward Racial and Gender Equity in New Orchestral Music Announcing Two Additional Composers to be Co-Commissioned: Katherine Balch – New York Philharmonic & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Clarice Assad – The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Amplifying Voices will present 13 Orchestral Premieres During the 2022-23 Concert Season in London, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Houston, Atlanta, […] Read More...
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