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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>

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.

Read Full Article >>