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NYO-USA Announces Five-City European Tour

April 30, 2019

Carnegie Hall has announced that the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) will return to the BBC Proms in London for the first time since the orchestra’s inaugural 2013 season, performing on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano will lead NYO-USA in Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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OMEA Announces Young Composers Initiative

April 4, 2019

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) has announced the Young Composers Initiative, a new program that will accept and select student compositions to be featured in performance at the OMEA Professional Development Conference.

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The NAMM Foundation Gifts Anaheim Elementary School District with Donation to Expand Music Making Program

February 5, 2019

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, NAMM Foundation Board Member, World Series Champion and former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams, and NAMM member companies presented the Loara Elementary School in Anaheim, California with a monetary donation and musical instruction as part of the organization’s Day of Service.

Held in correlation with the annual NAMM Show, the service event is now in its fifth year and celebrates the Anaheim Elementary School District’s (AESD) commitment to its music education program and efforts to reinstate music curriculum for all students.

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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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