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  • Hal Leonard Promotes John Mlynczak to VP, Music Education & Technology

    Frank Hammel | April 8, 2021Hal Leonard promoted John Mlynczak to Vice President of Music Education & Technology. Previously the Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, Mlynczak has been consistently involved with Hal Leonard’s music education and technology initiatives. This new position expands upon these duties. Read More...
  • MusicFirst Enables Virtual Audition Process for Texas and New York Music Students

    Frank Hammel | April 8, 2021The two largest music education associations in the U.S., the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), and the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), have turned to MusicFirst to take auditions online. Read More...
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces DSO Digital Concerts for April 2021

    Frank Hammel | April 7, 2021DETROIT – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s highlights for April 2021 include conductor Asher Fisch conducting pair of concerts April 8 and 9 (with pianist Jonathan Biss stepping in for Louis Lortie on April 9), and noted trumpeter / composer Terence Blanchard performing the Paradise Jazz Series concert on April 30. More details from Detroit Symphony […] Read More...
  • Virtual Master Class with Herbie Hancock & U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Set for April 13

    Frank Hammel | April 7, 2021WASHINGTON, DC – The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, will present a virtual peer-to-peer jazz informance on Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time featuring this year’s edition of the Institute’s National Peer-to-Peer All-Star Jazz Septet. Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and […] Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Launches New 2021 String Orchestra Release

    Frank Hammel | April 6, 2021Excelcia Music Publishing has published 30 new string orchestra pieces from established and up-and-coming composers in its 2021 String Orchestra music release. Read More...
  • William Parker & Melissa Aldana Trios to Perform in Central Park on April 10-11 as Part of “Walk With The Wind”

    Frank Hammel | April 5, 2021The artist-focused non-profit organization Giant Step Arts is partnering with Jazz Generation’s KEYED UP! for new edition of acclaimed concert series Walk With The Wind. The free performances, curated by Jimmy Katz and Nasheet Waits, will take place April 10-11 at a new location in Central Park: Summit Rock in Seneca Village near Central Park […] Read More...
  • April Guitar Cloud Symposium Focuses on Essential Skills and Welcomes Steve Lukather April 16-19

    Frank Hammel | April 5, 2021It’s Springtime! Let your guitar techniques bloom! Guitar Cloud Symposium — Jennifer Batten’s exclusive online guitar educational program — offers a detailed “spring rejuvenation” for improving guitarists’ craft and creativity, April 16-19. More details from the Guitar Cloud Symposium (www.guitarcloudsymposium.com): Presented by Positive Grid, the April edition of Guitar Cloud Symposium offers comprehensive instruction modules […] Read More...
  • Charleston Jazz Announces Spring and Summer 2021 Events

    Frank Hammel | April 1, 2021Charleston Jazz announced plans for the Charleston Jazz Academy, an upcoming worship team workshop and showcase, the Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars, the Jazz Combo Summer Camp and the upcoming World of Jazz event. Read More...
  • Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am

    Frank Hammel | March 31, 2021The Juilliard School recently announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed at juilliard.edu. Read More...
  • Pianist Karl Larson Performs Scott Wollschleger’s “Dark Days,” Live Streamed from Roulette in Brooklyn on May 6

    Frank Hammel | March 31, 2021On May 6 at 8:00pm ET, pianist Karl Larson makes his solo debut at Brooklyn’s Roulette in a free, live streamed concert celebrating the release of Dark Days, a new album of solo piano music by composer Scott Wollschleger that is expected to be released April 23 on New Focus Recordings. Read More...
  • Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Auditions Update – Deadline Extended to April 15

    Frank Hammel | March 30, 2021Each year, the Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 21 accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the U.S. to form an all-star jazz orchestra that performs at the annual festival. The deadline for video auditions for this year’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which will perform at the 64th Monterey Jazz Festival in September, has been extended to April 15, 2021. Read More...
  • DC Jazz Festival Announces International Jazz Day 2021 Program

    Frank Hammel | March 30, 2021The DC Jazz Festival’s International Jazz Day 2021 program for April 30 will include performances from saxophonist Kenny Garrett and vocalist/pianist Aaron Myers. Also included: Meet-the-Artist interviews with Garrett and Myers by DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter and Artistic Director Willard Jenkins. Read More...
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