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The Frost School of Music Launches New Video Series

January 17, 2019

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has launched a new video series called “Frost Music Masters.” This new project explores intricate musical conundrums, featuring members of the award-winning Frost School of Music faculty, giving tips and showing techniques for those wanting to take on challenging works.

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Quatuor Ébène Win the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019

November 29, 2018

The French Quatuor Ébène string quartet is the winner of the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019. The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt and honors personalities who have made a special contribution to the international music scene and culture. The presentation ceremony will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Frankfurt, on April 5, 2019.

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JEN Establishes Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship

November 1, 2018

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) recently announced the establishment of the Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded annually at the JEN Conference to a college student exhibiting genuine passion and dedication to jazz education.

The scholarship is named after respected and acclaimed jazz educator Jamey Aebersold, whose more than fifty years of pioneering jazz education have impacted an immeasurable number of aspiring jazz players, students and teachers worldwide.

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Make Music Winter Launches This December

October 22, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, December 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical events and parades representing a variety of styles taking place in over 20 U.S. cities.

The all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together people of all ages, musical abilities and genres to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.

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Students from Parkland, Florida Record ‘Raise Your Voice’ Album

September 14, 2018

The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and youth across the United States.

Produced in response to Parkland and other school shootings, Raise Your Voice’s proceeds will be donated to the singular non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, which supports a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

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The Long Island Lesson Program Evolves into the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra

September 6, 2018

The D’Addario Foundation’s Long Island Lesson Program has evolved to become the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra, its own El Sistema program that provides robust, free music education to kids in the Copiague, New York community. Beginning September 17, private lessons and ensemble rehearsal will be provided to students two times per week at the D’Addario & Company Headquarters in Farmingdale, Long Island.

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Englewood High School Receives New Musical Instruments from Tedeschi Trucks Band

August 14, 2018

Englewood High School received 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, thanks to the generous support of Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.

The donation was made possible through Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and includes guitars, wind instruments, and drum sets, as well as more expensive and hard-to-rent instruments such as tubas, sousaphones and euphoniums.

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