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  • Modern Band Journal Inaugural Issue in the Mail with SBO!

    Mike Lawson | January 21, 2022We are very excited to announce the debut of Modern Band Journal, a supplement to SBO, which will be published six times per year. This first issue is in the mail now with all copies of the January issue of School Band & Orchestra Magazine. This is an important new avenue for teaching music to students […] Read More...
  • POPulus Releases Its Ninth Album

    SBO Staff | January 19, 2022Ilium Records is pleased to announce the release of Imagine…, the ninth album from Troy University’s POPulus. Imagine…, released on December 3, 2021, features a variety of styles and appeals to a diverse audience. The album is now available streaming platforms throughout the world. The Imagine… EP is Ilium Records’ ninth studio project, and is […] Read More...
  • SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Open Now!

    SBO Staff | January 19, 2022Open to Students in ANY type of public or private k-12 school instrumental “band” program… orchestra, symphony, jazz band, mariachi, wind band, marching band, concert band, modern band, literally any kind of “instrumental” program. We use the synonymous term “band” for any programs taught in school instrumental programs, regardless of genre or discipline. Enter now! Read More...
  • Pearl Corporation Announces Opening of 2022 Scholarship Applications

    SBO Staff | January 18, 2022Nashville, TN – Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its second annual college scholarship, “Musicians Making A Difference”, which will award two $5,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact change in themselves, their community, and those around them. “This scholarship has been instrumental in getting me off […] Read More...
  • D’Addario Foundation Launches Drum Scholarship for Women with Musicians Institute

    SBO Staff | January 18, 2022The D’Addario Foundation is partnering with Musicians Institute to launch the new Women in Drums Scholarship beginning in Spring 2022. For several years, the D’Addario Foundation has been funding scholarships at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, including the D’Addario Foundation Guitar Scholarship and the Evans Drumhead Scholarship. In 2019, the existing guitar scholarship […] Read More...
  • Carnegie Hall Announces Complete Schedule for Afrofuturism Festival Feb-Mar ’22

    SBO Staff | January 18, 2022Citywide Festival Kicks Off at Carnegie Hall on February 12 with Flying Lotus, followed by Sun Ra Arkestra with Kelsey Lu and Moor Mother; Nicole Mitchell and Angel Bat Dawid; Chimurenga Renaissance and Fatoumata Diawara; Carl Craig Synthesizer Ensemble; and Theo Croker Festival features 80+ Events Including Many Presented by Prestigious Partner Institutions Extending Scope of Festival with Exhibitions, Talks, Films, Theater, and Online Offerings […] Read More...
  • Arts Ed NJ Executive Director Robert Morrison Stepping Down

    SBO Staff | January 12, 2022Arts Ed NJ, the statewide voice for arts education, has announced that its co-founder, former board chair, and current Executive Director, Robert Morrison, will be stepping down effective June 30, 2022, following nearly two decades at the helm. Morrison, an acclaimed music and arts education advocate, social entrepreneur and businessman, participated in the launch of […] Read More...
  • MusicFirst Announces New Director of Sales

    SBO Staff | December 13, 2021Walt Straiton to join MusicFirst in January 2022 MusicFirst, the digital education division of Wise Music Group, is adding to its leadership team with the hiring of Walt Straiton, the new Director of Sales. Mr. Straiton, an industry veteran with a track record of leadership excellence in both the academic and business facets of music […] Read More...
  • MusicFirst Announces New Director of Sales

    SBO Staff | December 13, 2021Walt Straiton to join MusicFirst in January 2022 MusicFirst, the digital education division of Wise Music Group, is adding to its leadership team with the hiring of Walt Straiton, the new Director of Sales. Mr. Straiton, an industry veteran with a track record of leadership excellence in both the academic and business facets of music […] Read More...
  • Berklee Creates Scholarship Fund in Honor of Recording Legend Al Schmitt

    SBO Staff | November 29, 2021Berklee has created the Al Schmitt Engineering Scholarship to honor the legacy of multiple Grammy Award–winning recording engineer and producer Al Schmitt. The scholarship was established by the Music Production and Engineering Department (MP&E) with a $50,000 donation from the endowment fund of Wayne Wadhams, a former Berklee faculty member who was instrumental in founding […] Read More...
  • Ohio Music Education Association Seeks New Executive Director and Director of Technology

    SBO Staff | November 22, 2021The Ohio Music Education Association shares the news that both Roger Hall, Executive Director, and Greg Taylor, Director of Technology, have announced their intention to retire by June 2023. We are immensely grateful for their many decades of service to our organization and for such advance notice, which will allow us to fill their roles […] Read More...
  • Music Educator Award™ Semifinalists Announced by The Recording Academy® and Grammy Museum®

    SBO Staff | November 17, 202125 Music Teachers From 24 Cities Across 16 States Have Been Selected A total of 25 music teachers, from 24 cities across 16 states, have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In total, more than 1,135 initial nominations were submitted from 49 states. Nominations […] Read More...
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