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  • Gruv Gear’s Gruv Challenge: Jazz Edition

    Frank Hammel | February 9, 2021Gruv Gear’s latest Gruv Challenge invites musicians to record themselves playing along with jazz legends John Patitucci and Bob Franceschini. Participants of this Jazz Edition of the Gruv Challenge can win the artist’s signature Gruv gear products or a $50 Gruv Gear gift card. Plus they will be featured on Gruv Gear’s social media. More details […] Read More...
  • New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union Presents “Continuation of a Dream: Requiem” on Feb. 25

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union will present Continuation of a Dream: Requiem, its annual celebration of the life and contribution of NEC alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 hon. DM and of Black students and faculty throughout the conservatory’s history. The pre-recorded one-hour event will be streamed at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, February […] Read More...
  • DSO’s Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon Set for Feb. 27

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021This February, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its CUBE | Digital series on DSO Digital Concerts with a celebration of Detroit’s landmark jazz legacy. Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon will be streamed exclusively on dso.org on Saturday, February 27 from 2–7 p.m. More details from DSO (www.dso.org): Hosted by award-winning author of Jazz from […] Read More...
  • United States Artists Names Wadada Leo Smith a 2021 USA Fellow

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021Noted composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been named a 2021 USA Fellow by United States Artists. The award honors Smith’s creative accomplishments and supports his ongoing artistic and professional development. More details from United States Artists (unitedstatesartists.org): “We’re thrilled to include Wadada Leo Smith in our 2021 fellowship class,” says United States Artists’ Program Director Lynnette Miranda. “The […] Read More...
  • DSO’s Digital Concerts Continue in Feb. 2021

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021 This month, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its series of DSO Digital Concerts with Classical, PNC Pops, and Paradise Jazz Series performances streamed live from the Orchestra Hall stage, plus Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon on the CUBE | Digital series. More details from DSO (www.dso.org): This week, Andrew Grams will conduct a program of Schubert’s […] Read More...
  • Jazz Education Network Opens Applications for 13th Annual Conference

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021The Jazz Education Network recently announced that those interested in performing or presenting at JEN’s 13th Annual Conference, set for Jan. 5-8, 2022 in Dallas, can apply for the categories: Performances School Community Professional Clinic Presentations Classroom Teaching / Education Composition / Arranging Technology Improvisation Instrument Technique Jazz Industry / Business / Artist Development Research […] Read More...
  • Yamaha Unveils Inaugural 40 Under 40 List of Top Music Educators

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021On Feb. 1, Yamaha recognized 40 of the most innovative, creative and impactful music educators under the age of 40 who exemplify the highest level of music education in the United States. The 40 Under 40 music education advocacy program was established by Yamaha to celebrate music educators at all grade levels, public or private, […] Read More...
  • DSO to Celebrate 43rd Annual ‘Classical Roots’ Concert and Celebration

    Victoria Wasylak | January 28, 2021

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor Vera Heidelberg and Wynton Marsalis for their legacies, as well as pay special tribute to the late Detroit community leader, entrepreneur, and business strategist Marlowe Stoudamire, at the 43rd annual Arthur L. Johnson-Honorable Damon Jerome Keith Classical Roots Celebration.

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  • Practicing Musician Releases Beginner Program for Low Brass Instruments

    Victoria Wasylak | January 26, 2021

    Practicing Musician has released a complete beginner program for low brass instruments created by an all-volunteer cohort of educators, hosted exclusively on the Practicing Musician platform.

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  • This Week’s Detroit Symphony Orchestra Digital Concerts Cancelled

    Victoria Wasylak | January 20, 2021

    Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced the cancellation of this week’s two new, live DSO Digital Concerts due to a positive COVID-19 test result received by conductor, violinist, and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky.

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  • National Museum of African American Music Announces Partnership with Sony Music Group

    Victoria Wasylak | January 18, 2021

    The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has announced a new partnership with Sony Music Group (SMG), making them the first music company to support the museum’s mission and values ahead of its opening on January 18.

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  • Fleming Leads Third Year of SongStudio Workshop

    Victoria Wasylak | January 18, 2021

    From January 18 to 23, 2021, renowned soprano Renée Fleming will mentor six pairs of aspiring young singers and pianists from around the world in the third year of SongStudio, an innovative program exploring the future of the vocal recital.

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