A team of consultants from Conn-Selmer recently visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to assess the damage of many instruments from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and also develop a plan to rebuild music programs there.
Yamaha Corporation of America and Music Exchange have donated 16 Yamaha portable 88-key keyboards and accessories to a new San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) afterschool music education program.
Funded by the Koret Foundation, it will launch in the summer of 2018 and will comprise core offerings of individual and group piano instruction, basic music theory, individual singing lessons and chorus.
Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One for chorus and orchestra was premiered on May 7, 2018 by the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY) under the direction of Kent Tritle at Carnegie Hall.
The work, which incorporates a variety of texts in multiple languages, is described by the composer as “an expression of our shared desire for respect, justice, freedom, and peace.”
From April 17 through 19, Dayton Public Schools (DPS) celebrated the rebirth of its long-dormant instrumental music program, with Yamaha Corporation of America on hand to help make it happen.
Yamaha worked in partnership with Dayton-based Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts (WGI) and Music Education Consultants, Inc. (MEC) to bring artists and educators to a student body that has been without a band program for more than a decade.
The Juilliard School has announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will address the graduates at the school’s 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018.
Beginning in June of 2018, day camp programs will be offered as an option for local students currently enrolled in grades 6 though 12, allowing families in the northern Michigan area to enroll their middle and high school students in three and six-week programs in intermediate and high school wind symphony, orchestra, choir and dance.
The 2018 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Grand Prize Winners showcased their talents and dedication to their craft at this year’s Music for All National Festival.
In addition to their MFA performance, the grand prize winners each received a $1000 cash reward, free product package, and a trip Paris, France where they’ll have the opportunity to visit 56 rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren.
Congratulations to the 2018 SBO essay scholarship contest student winners and their school music programs!
School Band and Orchestra and their co-sponsors have distributed $360,000 in scholarship funds and matching music products! The 2018 essay question, What Would You Say To Your Fellow Classmates Who Are Not In The Music Program? Why Should They Consider Getting Involved?
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the YYPA Competition recognizes music students studying in the United States who excel in jazz, classical and contemporary genres. In addition to this year’s 11 winners, 11 individuals were awarded with honorable mentions.
For the fifth straight year, Yamaha Corporation of America will be providing financial support to the National String Project Consortium (NSPC), a coalition of string project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States.