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Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Winners Perform at MFA National Festival

April 12, 2018

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.

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2018 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

April 10, 2018

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?

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KHS America Announces Annual Scholarship Winner

February 16, 2018

Made up of 101 high school seniors from around the country, members of the United States Army All American Marching Band who are pursuing a career in music education can apply for a $1,000 College Scholarship from KHS America. There were 17 applicants this year and the winner was announced during the band’s banquet in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, January 6th. The 2018 winner was Elissa Travis from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

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Sweetwater Partners with Purdue School of Music

January 16, 2018

Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials have announced a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

The company will turn an existing 8,000 square foot facility, just south of the main building, into a learning center that will include studios, classrooms, and other teaching spaces.

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Yamaha to Sponsor Six String Theory Competition

January 11, 2018

For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.

The biennial competition accepts performer applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums, and offers winners performance opportunities and scholarships, as well as prizes from sponsors. Yamaha supports the competition with its contribution to a prize package worth approximately $15,000.00.

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