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  • New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants During Maria Schneider Residency

    Frank Hammel | March 10, 2021New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship team announced the winners of this year’s Grow Your Art grants. Totaling $13,500, the grants have been awarded to NEC alumni Emily Eng, Darynn Dean, Rafael Natan, and Linda Numagami. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Adds Video Recording to Its Essential Elements Interactive Platform

    Frank Hammel | March 9, 2021Hal Leonard continues to support music educators facing the challenges of distance learning. The latest addition to their virtual tool chest is the addition of new video recording capabilities to the company's Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) platform. Read More...
  • The Guitar Center Music Foundation Raises More than $500K to Assist Music Programs in Need

    Frank Hammel | March 8, 2021The Guitar Center Music Foundation (GCMF) has raised more than $500,000 via a series of Guitar Center’s in-store and online fundraising initiatives known as “Round Up Your Change.” All funds will be used to help keep music education programs alive. Read More...
  • Wenger Corp. Shares “75 Years Told In 75 Seconds” Video

    Frank Hammel | March 5, 2021In 2021, the Wenger Corporation celebrates its 75th Anniversary. The company, founded in 1946, is planning a lot of festivities this year as it celebrates its people, projects, and products in the coming months. To start things off, here’s a video from Wenger that recaps 75 years in 75 seconds. Read More...
  • Some NAMM 2021 Virtual Show Content Still Available; In-Person Summer NAMM Set for July 15-17

    Frank Hammel | March 3, 2021NAMM announced that while its Believe in Music Week online portal has officially closed as of Feb. 28, some of  the educational and entertainment content lives on, and those interested in accessing on-demand articles and videos can do so by going to namm.org. NAMM is also planning to welcome in-person attendees to its next major event, Summer NAMM, July 15-17, 2021. Read More...
  • New Philharmonic to Present Pianist Wael Farouk on April 17

    Frank Hammel | March 2, 2021Internationally acclaimed pianist Wael Farouk joins New Philharmonic, the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) in Glen Ellyn, IL for “Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos.” Farouk will perform with the orchestra conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt at the MAC’s Belushi Performance Hall stage for a premiere on April 17. Read More...
  • Michael Mayo, Theo Bleckmann, and HRCF to Join DC Jazz Festival’s “OutLoud!” Event on March 11

    Frank Hammel | March 2, 2021DC Jazz Festival and the Embassies of Finland and Sweden in Washington, D.C. are hosting a panel on LGBTQI+ experiences in the music industry. Presented with newly announced partner HRCF, the event will feature Michael Mayo, Theo Bleckmann and other panelists led by moderator John Murph. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Laurie Austin

    Frank Hammel | March 1, 2021The RPMDA shared the following sad news recently about the passing of RPMDA past president Laurie Austin at her home in Portland, Oregon, on Feb. 22. She also served on the RPMDA board for many years. Read More...
  • Ten U.S. Schools Named ‘Yamaha Institutions of Excellence’

    Frank Hammel | March 1, 2021Yamaha has named 10 distinguished colleges and universities to its inaugural Yamaha Institution of Excellence program, recognizing extraordinary commitment to innovation in the study of music. Read More...
  • NAMM Foundation and Industry Leaders Announce Bernice Ash Memorial Award

    Frank Hammel | March 1, 2021Industry leaders Fred and Dinah Gretsch, Jerry Ash, and members of the Ash Family and The NAMM Foundation are announcing the creation of the Bernice Ash Memorial Award. Read More...
  • Applications To Perform or Present at JEN’s 13th Annual Conference Now Open

    Frank Hammel | February 28, 2021The Jazz Education Network (JEN) invites those who are interested in performing or presenting at the group’s 13th annual conference to apply. The conference is set for Jan. 5-8, 2022. Applications are being accepted in the following categories: PERFORMANCES School Community Professional CLINIC PRESENTATIONS Classroom Teaching / Education Composition / Arranging Technology Improvisation Instrument Technique […] Read More...
  • NEC presents “Grow Your Art” Music and Business Residency and Performance with Maria Schneider

    Frank Hammel | February 19, 2021Multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider will work with NEC students through Grow Your Art, a collaborative music and business residency and performance series set for March 2, 3 & 4. Maria Schneider and the NEC Jazz Orchestra will also perform on March 10. Read More...
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