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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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All County Music Establishes Music Education Relief Fund

August 7, 2018

All County Music’s president, Fred Schiff, presented a $15,000 check to the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) at their spring board meeting to establish the Mel and Sally Schiff Music Education Relief Fund.

This fund provides financial aid to FMEA members’ music programs in Florida that have suffered hardships in situations of natural disasters, fire, theft, and other unforeseen circumstances.

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The D’Addario Foundation Plans Additional Instrument Drive

July 20, 2018

Following the successful instrument drives at Ace Hotel properties in Chicago and Pittsburgh, the D’Addario Foundation and Hungry for Music have partnered with the Ace Hotel in DTLA for a west coast instrument collection event.

The D’Addario Foundation, Hungry for Music and Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation supports independent not-for-profits that develop free, immersive music instruction programs in neighborhoods hit hardest by budget cuts.

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Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

June 28, 2018

Marking its 30th anniversary, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists program recognized the 2018 winners during its annual Celebration Weekend, held June 23 to 25, 2018 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

With the inclusion of this year’s 11 winners, exactly 300 musicians have earned the “YYPA winner” distinction throughout the program’s rich and illustrious history.

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Alfred Music Supports Launch of Smart Women in Music Initiative

June 26, 2018

Alfred Music will contribute support to female leaders in the music products industry as they are combining their energies and resources to establish The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund, a fund designed to foster and support female industry professionals at various stages of their careers.

The fund, led by Robin Walenta, Crystal Morris, and DeDe Heid, aims to support women in the industry in three key areas: offering mentoring, learning and professional development opportunities at The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM; job shadowing of female leaders at industry events; and in-company residencies.

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