KHS America Announces Annual Scholarship Winner

February 16, 2018

Made up of 101 high school seniors from around the country, members of the United States Army All American Marching Band who are pursuing a career in music education can apply for a $1,000 College Scholarship from KHS America. There were 17 applicants this year and the winner was announced during the band’s banquet in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, January 6th. The 2018 winner was Elissa Travis from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

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Sweetwater Partners with Purdue School of Music

January 16, 2018

Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials have announced a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

The company will turn an existing 8,000 square foot facility, just south of the main building, into a learning center that will include studios, classrooms, and other teaching spaces.

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Yamaha to Sponsor Six String Theory Competition

January 11, 2018

For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.

The biennial competition accepts performer applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums, and offers winners performance opportunities and scholarships, as well as prizes from sponsors. Yamaha supports the competition with its contribution to a prize package worth approximately $15,000.00.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Starts 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

January 9, 2018

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to seven Metro Detroit venues as the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series gets underway.

Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in a program that includes Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with child piano prodigy Harmony Zhu), and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, the “Jupiter.”

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra To Return To Carnegie Hall

January 5, 2018

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for two back-to-back concerts this January with newly appointed chief conductor Daniele Gatti.

The performances will mark the first time the orchestra will travel to the United States with Gatti, who is only the seventh chief conductor in the orchestra’s 129-year history.

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Yamaha Honors Kite and Magadini with Legacy in Education Awards

December 5, 2017

Yamaha has honored Rebecca Kite and Pete Magadini with the company’s prestigious Legacy in Education Awards. Presented by John Wittmann, director of artist relations and education at Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, and Greg Crane, manager of artist relations at Yamaha Artist Services Los Angeles, the award recognizes distinguished Yamaha Artists and music educators for their extraordinary service to, and impact on, the field of music education.

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