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  • New England Conservatory Holds 150th Commencement on May 23

    Mike Lawson | May 24, 2021The Boston-based New England Conservatory held its 150th Commencement Ceremonies on May 23. The ceremonies took place in historic Jordan Hall at 10am and were streamed on NEC’s website. A total of 190 graduating students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 were awarded degrees and diplomas. Read More...
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile’s Goat Rodeo Reunion Slated for Aug. 15

    Mike Lawson | May 21, 2021For the first time in nearly a decade, four string virtuosos - Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin - are coming back together for the long-awaited Goat Rodeo reunion. Vocalist Aoife O’Donovan will join the musicians. Read More...
  • Juilliard NOW Continues at Restart Stages at Lincoln Center this June

    Mike Lawson | May 21, 2021Juilliard NOW announced its June lineup at Restart Stages at Lincoln Center featuring free music, dance, and drama performances. Restart Stages is a sweeping initiative that has created an outdoor performing arts center to kickstart the return of live performances. Read More...
  • San Diego Symphony Announces Inaugural Season at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

    Mike Lawson | May 21, 2021On May 21, the 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. Read More...
  • JackTrip Labs Expands to Miami, Houston and Boston

    Mike Lawson | May 20, 2021JackTrip Virtual Studio, an innovative platform developed by JackTrip Labs that enables users to play music together remotely, is now available in more than 50 markets worldwide, including recently added Miami, Houston, and Boston. Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Releases Inspiring New Concert Band Music Catalog

    Mike Lawson | May 20, 2021A bold release with over 50 new works, Excelcia Music Publishing’s just released 2021-22 Concert Band music catalog is filled with pieces from many beloved composers as well as talented new voices.  The new catalog includes a myriad of styles, from marches and contest festival works to Halloween and holiday concerts.  As it has done in prior years, the publisher’s release includes live professional recordings of each piece (safely recorded), which can be used as a tool with students in the classroom as well as for remote learning.  Read More...
  • Nashville Symphony Announces Return, Unveils 75th Anniversary Season

    Mike Lawson | May 19, 2021After devastating shutdown and 18-month pause, orchestra to resume regular performances at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Highlights include Beethoven’s First and Ninth, Firebird with the Nashville Ballet and two recording projects; guest artists include Leslie Odom, Jr., Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Ben Folds More details from the Nashville Symphony (www.nashvillesymphony.org): As it emerges from […] Read More...
  • The Recording Industry’s MPTF Announces $2.2 Million in Grants to Support Live Music

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021NEW YORK – The 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. More details from MPTF (www.musicpf.org): The MPTF has announced plans to significantly increase the annual distribution of grants — now $2.2 million to communities in the […] Read More...
  • NAMM’s Museum of Making Music to Celebrate Grand Reopening on June 15

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021After several years of planning and a recently completed remodel and transformation of its physical space, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music will celebrate its grand reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 15. Read More...
  • Winners of 11th Annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition Announced

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the 2021 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers. Singers submitted YouTube videos to compete in two divisions, Art Song and Musical Theatre, and in four age groups, children through college undergraduates. Hal Leonard gave away more than $10,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates. Read More...
  • Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the 2021 members of its Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the Festival’s internationally-renowned high school all-star big band, featuring the best high school jazz musicians in the country. More details from Monterey Jazz Festival (www.montereyjazzfestival.org): Monterey Jazz Festival Artistic Director Tim Jackson is extremely pleased to see such a […] Read More...
  • Harvard Book Store Presents A Virtual Event: David Sulzer ‘Music, Math, and Mind: The Physics and Neuroscience of Music’

    Mike Lawson | May 13, 2021CAMBRIDGE, MA – On Friday, May 14, at 7pm ET, Harvard Book Store will presenting a virtual event titled, “David Sulzer Music, Math, and Mind: The Physics and Neuroscience of Music.” Tickets are free, with a $5 suggested contribution. To register, go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wnibZL1NQU-iudN5DO4GAg More details from Harvard Book Store About Music, Math, and Mind […] Read More...
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