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  • Hal Leonard Launches New, Expanded ArrangeMe Sheet Music Self-Publishing Platform

    Mike Lawson | June 15, 2021Hal Leonard announced the launch on June 15 of a fully updated and expanded version of its sheet music self-publishing platform, ArrangeMe. This free service is designed to provide independent songwriters, composers and arrangers with licensing, distribution and sales solutions. Read More...
  • Bard Music Festival Returns with “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” from Aug. 6–15

    Mike Lawson | June 14, 2021The Bard Music Festival's 31st season returns this August with a two-week schedule titled "Nadia Boulanger and Her World." The 12 concert programs, performed live with limited in-person audiences, celebrate the legacy of this pioneering pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist and organist from Paris, who helped shape generations of American musicians. Read More...
  • New Disney Imagination Campus Curriculum to Encourage Career Exploration

    Mike Lawson | June 11, 2021Disney Parks’ new Disney Imagination Campus is making its debut 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. Read More...
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

    Mike Lawson | June 10, 2021At Universal’s Islands of Adventure attraction, guests can now brave the all-new species of roller coaster, inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World films. Read More...
  • Herbie Hancock, Others Create Video to Teach Kindergarteners about Music

    Mike Lawson | June 9, 2021Herbie Hancock teamed up with animators at Atomic Kid Studios and the Young Academic Research Group (YAM) at the Touro Graduate School of Education in New York City to release the first in a series of animated videos showcasing innovative methods for teaching kindergarteners about music. Read More...
  • NAMM Announces Webinar on Potential Impact of Lacey Act on Imported Instruments

    Mike Lawson | June 9, 2021CARLSBAD, CA — NAMM noted an early June advisory from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services indicated that, on July 1, 2021, a wide range of imported musical instruments, including drums, clarinets, flutes and piccolos, and others will be required to file a Lacey Act import declaration. More details from NAMM (www.namm.org): While the industry […] Read More...
  • Yamaha UC Announces WeAreTeachers.com Giveaway Winners

    Mike Lawson | June 8, 2021Yamaha Unified Communications recently announced the winners of its WeAreTeachers.com teacher appreciation giveaway, held May 1 through May 31. Over 8,000 educators entered the giveaway. Committed to helping engage students, boost understanding, and overcome audio fatigue, Yamaha UC awarded one of three prizes to 12 teachers around the nation, including: 10 YVC-200 Personal Speakerphones for […] Read More...
  • Pearl River Opens 2021 Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition to U.S. Pianists

    Mike Lawson | June 7, 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. Read More...
  • Carnegie Hall and WQXR Present the 10th Summer Season of ‘Carnegie Hall Live’

    Mike Lawson | June 2, 2021For the 10th consecutive season, Carnegie Hall and WQXR unite to present Carnegie Hall Live, a series of broadcast concerts that draw upon some of the finest live performances from Carnegie Hall’s stages over the past nine years in programs that are thematically reimagined and newly produced. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the programs, which air on Thursdays through Aug. 26. Read More...
  • Music Performance Trust Fund Supports Live Music with $2.2 Million in Community Grants

    Mike Lawson | May 31, 2021The Recording Industry's Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) announced $2.2 million in community grants to support admission-free, live music online and in person throughout North America. Read More...
  • Juilliard Receives Leon Levy Foundation Grant of $233,000 for the Digitization of Its Historic Archival Materials

    Mike Lawson | May 26, 2021Juilliard has received a grant of $233,000 from the Leon Levy Foundation for digitization of its historic archival materials, including scrapbooks, production photos, and concert programs to make them more accessible for educational and research purposes. Read More...
  • Tippet Rise Art Center’s Aug. 19-22 Virtual Festival to Feature Classical Music in Unique Settings

    Mike Lawson | May 25, 2021On May 25, Tippet 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 August 19 and 22. Read More...
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