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Aug 19

How ‘Sesame Street’ Started a Musical Revolution

Since its inception in 1969, Sesame Street has redefined what it means to teach children through TV, with music as...
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Aug 19

How Singing Became an Antidote to Stress in the Modern Age

Founded in 2013 by vocal coach and songwriter Whitney Nichole and her husband, photographer Niall David, Songbird offers classes at...
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Aug 19

The Lewis Prize for Music

The Lewis Prize for Music is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural awards process. Leaders of youth music...
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Aug 19

Accelerando Music Education Initiative Introduces Fourth Cohort

Six music students from the area have been selected for Accelerando, the Nashville Symphony’s ground-breaking music education initiative designed to...
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Aug 19

National Radio Day

National Radio Day is August 20, 2018! National Radio Day is a time for communities across the country to celebrate radio....
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Aug 19

Title IV-A Call-to-Action

Title IV-A is a flexible block grant that allows districts to invest in well-rounded programs, which includes music education. Because...
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Aug 19

Dick Van Dyke Singing ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ in a Diner Will Put an Enormous Smile on Your Face

In a video posted on Twitter, the Mary Poppins star delights crowds in a diner in Santa Monica, with a jaunty...
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Aug 19

Sara Bareilles Releases Never-Before-Heard ‘Waitress’ Songs on New Album

Sara Bareilles released a handful of songs that didn’t make the final cut of Waitress. The EP, titled What’s Not Inside: The...
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Aug 19

A Lost Album from John Coltrane Is Found, Thanks to a French-Canadian Director

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"There is never any end," John Coltrane said sometime in the mid-1960s, at the height of his powers. "There are always...
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Aug 19

Hans Zimmer Commissioned by BBC for Music Education Scheme

Hans Zimmer has been commissioned by the BBC to compose a piece supporting music education. The Oscar-winning composer of The...
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Aug 19

Celebrities Call for More Creative Education in Schools

Sir Lenny Henry and model Adwoa Aboah have co-signed a letter championing the value of creative subjects. Photographer Rankin and...
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Aug 19

The NAMM Foundation Announces $675,000 in Grants to 28 Music-Making Programs

The NAMM Foundation has announced grants to 28 music-making organizations totaling $675,000. The beneficiaries count 21 domestic and seven international music...
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Aug 19

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong to Be Subject of Next Film from Imagine Documentaries

Following the release of “Pavarotti,” the next music-centric, documentary film from Imagine Documentaries will focus on the life of jazz...
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Aug 19

Blind AGT Pianist Kodi Lee Blows Audience Away with Moving Performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

A blind and autistic contestant on America's Got Talent has blown the judges and audiences away after his moving performance of Simon...
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Aug 19

Who Calls the Shots on Broadway? She Does.

Female producers, migrating from nonprofit theater and the entertainment industry, are bringing new skills and values to the commercial stage....
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Aug 19

Jason Mraz Named First-Ever Ambassador for Recording Academy’s Annual District Advocacy Day

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has been named district ambassador for the Recording Academy’s sixth annual District Advocate Day. The largest grassroots...
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Aug 19

From Yo-Yo Ma to Madeleine Albright, New Tanglewood Learning Institute Brings Masters to the Masses

Tanglewood, the summer home in the Berkshires of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has long felt like something of a summer...
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Aug 19

UNC Professor Turns to Hip-Hop to Expand Music Education, and to Change the World

This summer, UNC-Chapel Hill hosted the Carolina Hip-Hop Institute, an 11-day program dedicated to the art and sound of what...
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Aug 19

Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 Teen Choice Awards

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards are all wrapped-up. Shawn Mendes, Lauren Jauregui, Taylor Swift and BTS were among the big winners...
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Aug 19

Kara Stacy Wins the ACDA 2019 Brock Competition for Student Composers

A Florida Southern College student, Kara Stacy, has won the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) 2019 Raymond W. Brock Competition...
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Aug 19

Martin Guitar Joins D’Addario’s Playback String Recycling

Martin Guitar has joined D'Addario’s Playback string recycling program. D'Addario developed the program as a means to recycle guitar and orchestral...
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Aug 19

Pavarotti to Be Brought to Life in New Hi-Tech Stage Musical

Luciano Pavarotti, the great tenor whose 'Nessun dorma' became the soundtrack of the 1990 World Cup and whose voice touched...
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Aug 19

Call for Papers: Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education

Call for papers, presentations, performances, and posters - The Symposium Planning Committee welcomes submissions on topics related in any way...
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Aug 19

From the Top Announces 2019–2020 National Tour

From the Top, America’s largest platform celebrating the voices and talents of America’s brightest young classical musicians, announced the 2019-2020...
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Aug 19

NAfME Endorses Congressional Resolution Celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month

For a second year, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to endorse a bicameral resolution that celebrates...
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Aug 19

Festival Napa Valley’s $2.6 Million Fundraiser Breaks Record

A record-breaking $2.6 million was raised for free music education at Napa County schools July 14 at Hall Winery where...
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Aug 19

Juilliard Announces 2019-20 Chamber Music Season

Juilliard has announced its roster of chamber music concerts and recitals for the 2019-20 season. The Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series...
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Aug 19

Man Living with Parkinson’s Disease: ‘When I Play Piano, the Tremors Disappear’

Derick Davies, 74, was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder in 2008 and experienced tremors for a number of years....
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Aug 19

Recap Roundup: 2019 DCI Eastern Classic

Since the Friday and Saturday DCI Eastern Classic pres. by Big, Loud & Live events in Allentown, Pennsylvania are considered to be...
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Aug 19

Before 50,000 People Saw These Kids, Carrie Underwood Saw Them on Facebook

"I originally saw this incredible group [Andrew Jackson Elementary School Eagle Choir] on Facebook doing my song 'The Champion.' You...
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Aug 19

Yao Li, ‘Silver Voice’ of Shanghai, Dies at 96

Yao Li, a celebrated singer in Shanghai in the midst of war in the 1930s and '40s, whose music remained...
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Aug 19

2019 Bay Area Composer Residency Awardee Announced

American Composers Forum (ACF) announced today that Oakland-based artist Julie Herndon has been awarded the organization’s first Bay Area Composer Residency award....
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Jul 19

Mammoth Concert Grand Piano Unveiled to Public in Latvia

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A concert grand piano believed to be the largest in the world has gone on display. Pianists have to climb...
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Jul 19

Towering Broadway Director and Producer Hal Prince Dead

AP
Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The...
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Jul 19

August Arts Advocacy Challenge!

The U.S. Congress will take its traditional month-long recess in August. Members of Congress will be in their home states...
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Jul 19

Can Music Unite a Young Nation?

Latvia is proud of its musical traditions. Like Finland on the other side of the Baltic Sea, it produces a remarkable...
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Jul 19

Norman Lear & Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner on Rita Moreno Documentary

Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda have partnered on a new doc exploring the life of West Side Story and One Day At A Time star Rita Moreno. The...
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Jul 19

How Classical Music Is Becoming the Next Emerging Streaming Market

Many of the headlines that have emerged from the streaming era are dominated by the biggest pop stars and the...
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Jul 19

Blind Piano Prodigy Meets Billy Joel, Music Legend Plays Heartwarming Duet with Teen

There’s a young piano prodigy drawing a lot of attention in Brooklyn. As if his talent wasn’t inspiring enough, the...
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Jul 19

Florida Music Education Association Receives 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has awarded the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) the 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award in...
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Jul 19

Lang Lang Is Back: A Piano Superstar Grows Up

Mr. Lang — the world’s most famous, and bankable, concert pianist — still has his chops, after a career-threatening injury...
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Jul 19

How to Avoid Copyright Infringement

After the CASE Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday last week, the critics hit "Publish" on the blogs...
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Jul 19

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Oldest Song with 1 Billion Views On YouTube

The official video for Queen’s 1975 single “Bohemian Rhapsody” has now passed 1 billion views on YouTube. The video is...
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Jul 19

Agility and Artistry

What do we do when our bodies fail us? How do we cope when we can no longer play our...
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Jul 19

Infused ‘Hamilton’ Education Program Brings Civics to Life for HS Students

Tens of thousands of American high school students each year flock to the National Mall to look up at the...
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Jul 19

Kelli O’Hara-Led ‘The King and I,’ West End’s ‘Kinky Boots,’ More Heading to PBS’ Great Performances

PBS has unveiled the fall lineup for its Great Performances series, comprised of four titles recently seen on the London stage and...
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Jul 19

Grammy Coalition Leverages Resources, Star Power to Boost Music Education in Cash-Strapped Districts

Music industry and marketing courses. Female students training to be audio engineers. Drum sets designed by Questlove. These are the...
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Jul 19

Newport Festival Producers Announce Commitment to Music Education

The producers of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival are helping pay for music education in three local...
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Jul 19

Beyoncé Shares Epic Track List For ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate Beyoncé offered the world yet another gift, the stacked track list of the forthcoming The Lion King-inspired album she executive produced. The 14-song...
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Jul 19

Longtime Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich to Step Down After 2020 Show

Longtime Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich will step down from his role following the 2020 ceremony, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday. Late Late...
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Jul 19

Americans for the Arts Unveils Documentary to Show Benefit of Arts to Service Members, Veterans, Families

Americans for the Arts unveiled a documentary titled CAMMO: Healing Through Song, which profiles participating members of the Center for American...
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Jul 19

National Philharmonic Bows Out Abruptly

The National Philharmonic, a year-round regional orchestra based at Strathmore in Montgomery County, Md., is planning to close after 36...
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Jul 19

Spotlight: Festival ASL Interpreter Sara Groves on Representing Music’s Biggest Acts for the Hard-of-Hearing

While live music and the hard-of-hearing might seem like an unlikely duo, more and more events are employing the services...
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Jul 19

Francisco J. Núñez and Young People’s Chorus of New York City Launch YPC National Program

This past spring Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director/founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City announced the newest...
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Jul 19

Gibson Foundation Relaunches Worldwide

Gibson is proud to announce the re-launch of the Gibson Foundation – a 501(c)3) committed to introduce, inspire and amplify the power of music –...
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Jul 19

NAfME Awards Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship to Martha Wachulec of Montclair State University

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) honored Martha Wachulec of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, as the recipient of...
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Jul 19

Video of an Uber Driver in South Africa Singing Opera Goes Viral

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When Menzi Mngoma decided to get a job as an Uber driver, it was mostly out of necessity. Though he's...
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Jul 19

The Lights Went out on Broadway. These Actors Made Sure the Show Went On.

Electricity was cutting out at theaters around the west side of Manhattan after a blackout struck New York on Saturday...
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Jul 19

Senator Jon Tester of Montana Named the NAfME 2019 Music Education Champion Award Recipient

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is proud to announce Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) as the recipient of the 2019...
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Jul 19

Paul McCartney & John Lennon Hit Rock Songwriters Chart After ‘Yesterday’ Film Premiere

Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday has brought renewed interest in The Beatles' iconic catalog. On the strength of the group's five entries on the...
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Jul 19

How One Bold Entrepreneur Is Disrupting Music Industry Career Education

If you want to become a lawyer, you go to law school. And if you want to be a doctor,...
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Jul 19

George Salazar, Lauren Marcus, Gerard Canonico, Kayla Davion, More Set for Return of Broadway in Bryant Park

The 20th season of 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park concert series will launch July 11 and continue for...
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Jul 19

Disney Announces Beyoncé-Produced ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ Album

Walt Disney announced on Tuesday (July 9) that Beyoncé will be curating and producing a new album, The Lion King: The Gift....
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Jul 19

Zildjian Endows Percussion Scholarships to Honor Renowned Educators

The Avedis Zildjian Company recently endowed several percussion scholarships at top music schools throughout the country. Read Full Article>>
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Jul 19

The Little Mermaid: Halle Bailey Cast as Ariel in Disney’s Live-Action Remake

Singer and actor Halle Bailey will play Ariel in the live action remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid. The original...
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Jul 19

CMA Foundation and NAfME Announce 2019 State Advocacy Award Grant Winners

In collaboration with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2019 recipients...
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Jul 19

Scientists Study Headbanging Parrot to Learn Why Music Makes Us Dance

Snowball the dancing parrot doesn’t just bob his head when he hears music. He headbangs. He headbangs with a lifted...
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Jul 19

Joseph Haydn Teams up with Nelson Mandela at the Rheingau Music Festival

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A mass composition by Haydn interspersed with South African freedom songs? As part of the "Long Walk to Freedom" program...
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Jul 19

Mariah Carey Just Did the Bottle Cap Challenge Using Her Voice – Here’s How It Worked

The chart-topping singer used her impressive vocals to blast off the bottle cap, but how is it possible to use...
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Jul 19

Martin Charnin, the Tony Award-Winning Lyricist Behind ‘Annie,’ Dies at 84

Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a...
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Jul 19

‘Waitress’ Becomes the Longest-Running Show at the Brooks-Atkinson Theatre

As of Sunday, June 30, Waitress is officially the longest-running show to play at Broadway's Brooks-Atkinson Theatre, with 1329 performances since opening...
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Jul 19

Veronika Krausas Wins Tenth Annual Elaine Lebenom Memorial Award for Female Composers

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced the winner of the tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers: Los Angeles-based Australian-Canadian composer Veronika Krausas....
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Jul 19

Candidates for 2020-2022 NAfME National President-Elect

The candidates for 2020-2022 NAfME National President-Elect were announced by NAfME President Kathleen D. Sanz on June 20. The two...
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Jul 19

How One Bronx Public School Is Fighting for Hip-Hop Culture and Arts Education

Art programs in public schools have long had the unfortunate luck of forever being in the crosshairs of budget cuts....
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Jun 19

‘Dad Has Dementia’: Video of Musician Remembering Song He Composed Decades Ago Goes Viral

Nick Harvey’s father has dementia and had been hospitalized, so he hadn’t been to his son’s house in East Sussex,...
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Jun 19

Chris Potter: Master of Paradox

Chris Potter is laughing as he tries to explain how, 30 years after he arrived in New York as one...
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Jun 19

The ’Stranger Things’ Music for Season 3 Just Dropped – Listen to the First Two Tracks

The third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is on the horizon – and now two tracks from the forthcoming soundtrack have been...
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Jun 19

From High School to Broadway: How Jimmy Awards Winners Become Theatre Stars

Each year, dozens of high schoolers travel to New York to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards—better...
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Jun 19

What You Missed at Jason Robert Brown’s Concert with Stephen Sondheim

Jason Robert Brown marked his 50th SubCulture Residency Concert with a concert to end all concerts. If special guests Katrina...
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Jun 19

The Music Industry Signs a Pledge Against Fake Streams

Streaming manipulation – the practice of artificially inflating stream counts to produce false listening data – is the music industry’s...
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Jun 19

Music Students Do Better in School than Non-Musical Peers

High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers,...
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Jun 19

America’s Finest Teen Instrumentalists Come Together for NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz

This July, Carnegie Hall will bring together more than 200 of the finest teen musicians from across the country to perform as...
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Jun 19

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Is Coming to Broadway

Freestyle Love Supreme, the improvisational hip-hop group whose creators include Lin-Manuel Miranda, is coming to Broadway. Read the full article...
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Jun 19

Washington, DC Music Education Association Chapter Relaunches

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) proudly announces the new federated music education association relaunched in the nation's capital,...
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Jun 19

Mentoring Matters: Aspiring Young Musician’s Bond With Music Mentor Hits All the Right Notes

Music has the power to bring people together and one local music program is uniting mentors and mentees in perfect...
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May 19

Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate

A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in...
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May 19

Actor Erich Bergen of CBS’s Madam Secretary Visits Capitol Hill to Support Education in Music and Arts

Erich Bergen is an actor, singer, entertainer and a main character in the hit CBS series, Madam Secretary. The show...
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May 19

Group Registration of Works on an Album of Music (GRAM)

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing a new group registration option for musical works, sound recordings, and associated literary, pictorial,...
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May 19

Meet the NEA’s 2020 Jazz Masters: McFerrin, Mitchell, Workman and Kirk

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Two eminent avant-garde elders, a chameleonic vocal improviser, and a pioneering community organizer and presenter will make up the 2020...
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May 19

NAfME Awards Five Collegiate Members and Five Institutions’ Collegiate Chapters for Excellence and Achievement

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognized the NAfME Collegiate Chapters of five schools as "Chapters of Excellence" this spring. These...
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May 19

Music Education Takes Atlantic City Jazz Past into the Future

“They don’t have a beach; we have a beach,” says Henrietta Shelton in a voice full of emotion as she...
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May 19

2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Songwriting legends and legends in-the-making had time to shine at the 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at...
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May 19

Announcing the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

NPR
This year, I was blown away by the Tiny Desk Contest entries I saw. We received over 6,000 entries from...
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May 19

Americana Awards Nominations 2019: Women Lead the Way

Nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday afternoon, with multiple women being recognized in the top categories. Mavis...
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May 19

Arts Education Can Provide Creative Counter Narratives Against Hate Speech

Hate, as an emotion, is not an efficient response to ideological hate speech. Instead, using tools that hate speakers cannot...
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May 19

Music Education Student to Lobby Congress About the Importance of Music in Schools

Alexis Newman, a student in the music education program in the University of Arkansas Department of Music, will represent the...
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May 19

Choral Director Is Tapped as Prince George’s County Teacher of the Year

A choral director from Bowie High School in suburban Maryland who is credited with nurturing young vocalists was named the 2019 Prince...
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May 19

Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire, Justin Timberlake Honored at Berklee Commencement

More than 1,000 graduates from 67 countries and 47 U.S. states received degrees at Berklee College of Music's 2019 commencement....
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May 19

Music Education Programme Expands with Five New Counties

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Music Generation, the music education programme for young people, has announced it is expanding its programme to include Kerry, Kildare, Longford,...
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May 19

Flight Attendant Calls on Cellist to Play a Brahms Lullaby to Help Passengers Sleep

A  cellist was asked to play his instrument on board an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Washington Dulles International Airport. Read...
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May 19

CMA Honors Influential Educators at Fourth Annual Music Teachers of Excellence

The power of music took center stage at the Country Music Association's 2019 Music Teachers of Excellence event in Nashville...
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May 19

New Music Month Returns Next Month

Organizers for New York Music month announced its return for a third year. Set for June, the expanded event includes...
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May 19

The Power of Music: Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir

There is growing evidence that music can play a part in helping people with dementia live happy and fulfilled lives...
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May 19

Get to Know the Best Off-Broadway Musicals of the Season

The annual Lortel Awards — named after actress and theater producer Lucille Lortel — have recognized the best of off-Broadway since...
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May 19

Cello Means “Everything” in Young Musician’s Journey from Poverty to College

When Eddie Adams plays the cello, the sound is mind-blowing. And so is the path he took to get here....
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May 19

K-Pop Goes Orchestral with Lincoln Center’s Upcoming ‘K-Factor’ Concert

K-Pop continues to conquer new areas of the music world, and now the scene has reached a truly unexpected destination: New York...
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May 19

Music In Our Schools Month and State Advocacy

This year's Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) proved to be a very successful state advocacy initiative. Many Federated State Music Education Associations,...
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May 19

Vartan Gregorian to Receive Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence

Carnegie Hall has announced that Vartan Gregorian will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Monday, June 10 at...
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May 19

Full List of the 2019 Tony Award Nominees

The Tony Award nominees were announced Tuesday, April 30th. See a list of all the nominees! Read Full Article >>
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May 19

2019 Billboard Music Awards Winners: The Complete List

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards hit the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. With Kelly Clarkson hosting and Cardi...
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Apr 19

Pharrell Williams Partners with Verizon for Music Education Program

Verizon announced on Friday (April 26) a partnership with Pharrell Williams to launch a tech-infused music curriculum in nationwide Verizon Innovative Learning schools....
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Apr 19

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Will Come to the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center just announced improvised Hip Hop musical ride, Freestyle Love Supreme, as a new addition to the 2018-2019...
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Apr 19

NYO-USA Announces Five-City European Tour

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...
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Apr 19

Nominations for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Announced

The nominations for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards were announced April 25 by NY1's Frank DiLella and Roma Torre. Michael...
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Apr 19

Special Needs Drum Corps to Make History by Competing at World Championships

A special needs drum corps from Long Island has been invited to perform and compete and the world championships in...
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Apr 19

How Does a Touring Orchestra Move Its Instruments?

In a given year, the London Philharmonic Orchestra spends about a quarter of its time traveling. This past season, the...
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Apr 19

Benjamin Tweedt Takes Home Grand Prize at 2019 American Jazz Pianist Competition

Benjamin Tweedt of Cincinnati, Ohio earned the Grand Bohemian Prize at the 5th annual American Jazz Pianist Competition (AJPC) held...
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Apr 19

Branford Marsalis Discusses the Genre, Teaching Music and Getting up Early

Whether riffing on his new quartet album, his recent work with singer Kurt Elling, his dynastic jazz family, his formative...
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Apr 19

Swapping Scrubs for Musical Instruments: Dozens of Health Care Pros Play with Nebraska Medical Orchestra

Under the direction of Matthew Brooks, director of orchestras at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the musicians in the Nebraska...
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Apr 19

Easter Bonnet Competition Sets All-Time Fundraising Record

Records were shattered and inspiring, comical and soul-stirring performances were shared at the 33rd annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $6,594,778,...
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Apr 19

Make Music Day 2019 Returns on Friday, June 21

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June...
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Apr 19

Florence + The Machine Debut Celtic Ballad ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ on ‘Game of Thrones’

Florence + The Machine debuted their version of the original Game of Thrones song "Jenny of Oldstones" on Sunday night (April 21) during...
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Apr 19

Talking to Lin-Manuel Miranda: His Voice Will Guide You Through ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’

Alexander Hamilton's remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in a 360-degree...
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Apr 19

5 Amazing Moments From “Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration”

Filmed in Feb. and broadcast on April 21 on CBS, "Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration" impressed, captivated, and inspired audiences with a...
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Apr 19

Crowd Sang ‘Ave Maria’ in the Streets of Paris as Notre-Dame Cathedral Burned

As crowds in Paris helplessly watched the Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames on Monday night, they joined together in song. While a...
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Apr 19

Music Education Is… Alive in Buffalo as Urban and Suburban Unite

Music is…healing. Fun. Unifying. These were some statements made by nearly 200 students Monday night at a collaborative music concert...
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Apr 19

Olga Merediz to Reprise Tony-Nominated Turn as Abuela Claudia in In the Heights Movie

The In the Heights film may be a year away, but we can breathe knowing that we have a perfect Abuela Claudia....
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Apr 19

2019 Collegiate Recognition Program Award Recipients

The NAfME Collegiate Advisory Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship, the 2019 Professional Achievement Awards, as...
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Apr 19

Your Dogs and Cats Can Now Listen to Yannick’s Epic Playlist for Pets

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin loves cats. He and his partner Pierre have three of their own (their names: Rodolfo, Melisande,...
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Apr 19

NAfME Applauds Congresswoman Velazquez and Senator Tester on Introduction of GAAME Act

The National Association for Music Education applauds the introduction of, and endorses, the Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education...
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Apr 19

This Late Northampton County Resident Is Receiving the Nation’s Highest Jazz Honor

One year after his death at age 94, the federal government is paying its respects to legendary Northampton County resident Bob...
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Apr 19

Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial: Los Angeles Comes Together to Mourn

Thousands of mourners are expected to gather in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to honor the life of Nipsey Hussle,...
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11

Apr 19

First Full-Length Trailer for Disney’s “The Lion King” Is Released

Disney has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming live action "Lion King" movie, which is expected to smash box...
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Apr 19

Chloe Flower Is Redefining Classical Music (With Some Help from Cardi B)

The fierce performance by both Flower and Cardi B at the 61st Grammy Awards would be one of the most talked...
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Apr 19

Philadelphia Orchestra Hires Two New Conductors, Both Women

The Philadelphia Orchestra has added two new conductors to its roster. Erina Yashima has been appointed the orchestra’s assistant conductor,...
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Apr 19

‘Pavarotti’ Movie 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Ron Howard’s Biopic

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard will paint an intimate portrayal of Luciano Pavarotti in a new biopic, featuring clips from the tenor’s...
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9

Apr 19

Closing the Gap: How Latina Artists Are Combating Gender Inequality in Urban Music

Research supports that female artists in Latin music are scarce. According to Dr. Stacy Smith and USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who analyzed the...
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8

Apr 19

Pianist Lang Lang on His $5 Million Donation For Music Education: ‘Music Will Heal Our Hearts’

Already one of the most celebrated pianists in the world, Chinese phenom Lang Lang is always working on new music...
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8

Apr 19

April is Arts, Culture and Creativity Month in California

The month of April is officially Arts, Culture and Creativity Month in the state of California. Arts, Culture and Creativity...
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8

Apr 19

‘Fosse/Verdon’ Is Full of Broadway Legends. Here’s Who’s Who.

The limited series "Fosse/Verson," which starts Tuesday on FX, spins and arches its way through the relationship between Bob Fosse...
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5

Apr 19

“Game of Thrones” Composer Breaks Down Seven Key Music Moments

*Spoiler Warning* Dragons. Dragonglass. Valyrian steel. These are all powerful weapons that will prove instrumental in the great Game of Thrones war to...
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4

Apr 19

OMEA Announces Young Composers Initiative

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) has announced the Young Composers Initiative, a new program that will accept and select student...
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4

Apr 19

The Economic Power of American Arts and Culture

It is often said that art feeds the soul. But culture and the arts also fuel the economy directly: The...
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3

Apr 19

Jazz Is the Aspirational Sound of Our Democracy

This year the 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble Jazz Ensemble will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Todd Stoll...
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3

Apr 19

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are looking for emerging songwriting stars for the Musical...
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2

Apr 19

Kacey Musgraves Wants to Help Young People Follow Their Arrow into Music Education

Kacey Musgraves would like young people to follow their arrow wherever it goes, as her signature song says, and if she...
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2

Apr 19

From a Piano Virtuoso, an Album for Beginners

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No composition seems too difficult for pianist Lang Lang. But on his latest solo record, Piano Book, the 36-year-old known for his...
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28

Mar 19

2019 International World Theatre Day Messages by Carlos Celdrán and Indigenous Direction

 The Global Theater Initiative, a partnership between Theatre Communications Group and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, invited all...
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28

Mar 19

The Shed Opens with a Purpose. And a Party.

 The Shed, the 21st-century arts complex devoted to presenting new work, opens with its first concert series, Soundtrack of America, which celebrates not...
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27

Mar 19

Where Are the Best Communities for Music Ed in the USA?

This week, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized 623 school districts in 41 states as among the Best...
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27

Mar 19

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Open Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival returns this August, bringing 2,600 artists from around the world to the city for 293 performances. Conductor Gustavo...
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27

Mar 19

‘Music Needs to Stay on the School Curriculum’, Says Head of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A major new report by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), A New Era for Orchestral Music, polled 850 children aged between 6 and 16,...
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26

Mar 19

New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall. For decades,...
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26

Mar 19

The Pioneering Technology for Disabled Musicians

Django Reinhardt created a new style of jazz guitar after damaging two fingers in a fire. Tony Iommi invented heavy metal after losing...
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26

Mar 19

Yolanda Adams, Kristin Chenoweth Among Honorees at 2019 Grammys on the Hill Awards

Four-time Grammy-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams and stage & screen star Kristin Chenoweth will be among the honorees saluted at the Recording Academy's 2019...
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25

Mar 19

NAfME Endorses Rebuild America’s Schools Act

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce our endorsement of the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, as...
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25

Mar 19

Warner Music Becomes First Record Label to Partner with an Algorithm

In the first deal of its kind, Warner Music has partnered with mood music app Endel to release 20 album...
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21

Mar 19

Helping Students Find Their Identity Through Music: Music Educator Award Winner Jeffery Redding

NAfME member and 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner Jeffery Redding is the choral director at West Orange High School in Winter...
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20

Mar 19

Educators Find Space for Art Among STEM Focus

Professional drummer Rick Morin received a phone call a few years ago asking him to share his career experience with...
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20

Mar 19

2019 Lollapalooza: Full Lineup

The full lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza features a huge assortment of rock, pop, hip-hop, EDM and country stars, from headliners Ariana Grande, Childish...
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19

Mar 19

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Imaginable Way

We know music makes us move and triggers emotional responses, but how and why? What changes when we play music, rather than...
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19

Mar 19

New Opportunities for Guitar Students: An Interview with Bill Swick

This year the 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Guitar Ensemble will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Bill Swick currently...
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19

Mar 19

JUNO Award Winners 2019: The Full Winner List

The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario...
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18

Mar 19

R&B Singer Andre Williams Dies at 82

R&B singer/producer Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams, died in Chicago on Sunday (March 17) at age 82, according to a statement from...
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14

Mar 19

Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake and Alex Lacamoire to Receive Doctorates at Berklee Commencement

President Roger Brown will present honorary Doctor of Music degrees to Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake and three-time Tony and Grammy Award-winner Alex...
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14

Mar 19

Nashville Community Celebrates Female Artists During Women’s History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, several showcases were held this week in Nashville to recognize the females who work...
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13

Mar 19

Int’l Conference on Chinese Music Education Wraps up in New York

Educators and performers from the United States, Canada and Europe wrapped up a two-day conference here on Tuesday on the...
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13

Mar 19

Hal Blaine, Pop Music’s Go-To Studio Drummer, Dies at 90

Hal Blaine, the ubiquitous drummer whose work in the 1960s and '70s with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, the...
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12

Mar 19

Lang Lang: ‘In Our World, Music Lessons Have Become a Real Challenge’

The lack of music education in state schools could be depriving the industry of future classical talent – and superstar...
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12

Mar 19

The Chicago Symphony Goes on Strike over Pension Plan

A new round of labor upheaval hit the classical music world on Sunday night, when the musicians of the Chicago...
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11

Mar 19

Arlington Program Combines Music Education with Social Consciousness

More than 190 Arlington Career and Technical Education students from four middle schools recently built cigar-box guitars and used them...
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11

Mar 19

An Interview with 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble Symphony Orchestra Conductor Soo Han

This year the 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Soo Han,...
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8

Mar 19

Medieval Music by a 14th-Century Female Composer Is Being Heard for the First Time in 600 Years

This weekend, the Newcastle-based choir Schola Cantorum will be singing a rare liturgy that hasn’t been heard in public for...
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8

Mar 19

Creating a Place for Students to Belong: Music Educator Award Finalist Victor de los Santos

The GRAMMY Museum and The Recording Academy selected 10 finalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award. Eight of the finalists are NAfME...
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8

Mar 19

Carole Bayer Sager to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Carole Bayer Sager will be the 2019 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the...
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6

Mar 19

Patti LaBelle, John Legend, SZA, Alicia Keys, Common & More Celebrate Aretha Franklin

On Jan. 13, 2019, the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was filled with cheers, laughter and some tears as...
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6

Mar 19

ASCAP El Premio Latin Music Awards – Complete List of Winners

ASCAP returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for El Premio ASCAP 2019 on March 5, 2019. It was a night of celebration,...
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5

Mar 19

How Singing in a Choir Helped Homeless People in San Diego Find Their Voice

Voices Of Our City, which sings everything from "Over The Rainbow" to Marvin Gaye's "What’s Going On," was co-founded in...
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4

Mar 19

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times...
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4

Mar 19

March 2019 Marks the 34th Music In Our Schools Month

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes March as the thirty-fourth annual Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). Since 1985, MIOSM has...
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4

Mar 19

Composers Courtney Bryan, Cindy Cox, and Fang Man to Receive $15,000 Women Composers Commissions from the League of American Orchestras

Composers Courtney Bryan, Cindy Cox, and Fang Man will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the 2018...
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28

Feb 19

André Previn, Musical Polymath, Has Died at Age 89

NPR
André Previn, a celebrated musical polymath, died Thursday morning; he was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and...
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28

Feb 19

Meet the Global Teacher Prize 2019 Top 10 Finalists

The Top 10 come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools,...
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28

Feb 19

Ira Gitler, Influential Jazz Critic and Historian, Dies at 90

Ira Gitler, who was one of the most respected and prolific jazz writers of the postwar era and an early...
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27

Feb 19

Few States Recognize the Arts as Part of Their ESSA Accountability Plans

Illinois, Connecticut and Kentucky, however, are examples of how states are using the law's broader definition of student success to...
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26

Feb 19

‘After School Rocks’ Brings Free Music Education to Kids in Need

In some of the city’s most under-resourced areas, parents do anything they can just to make ends meet. But one local after-school...
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26

Feb 19

Guitar Class in the Cornhusker State

Joshua Austin is currently the North Central Division Representative on the NAfME Council for Guitar Education. He is the director of Classroom...
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26

Feb 19

Oscars 2019: Watch All of the Night’s Musical Performances

The 91st Academy Awards kicked off with a bang as legendary rock band Queen opened the show alongside frequent collaborator Adam Lambert....
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25

Feb 19

This U.S. Music Teacher Is a Finalist for a $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

Melissa Salguero, an elementary school music teacher in New York City, has been named a finalist for a $1 million...
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25

Feb 19

Ludwig Goransson Wins Best Original Score for ‘Black Panther’ at the 2019 Oscars

Ludwig Goransson took home the Grammy for score soundtrack for visual media two short weeks ago for Black Panther, and on Sunday...
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21

Feb 19

Peter Tork, Monkees Guitarist, Dead at 77

CNN
Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series, has died at...
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21

Feb 19

Dominick Argento, 91, Celebrated American Composer of Lyric Operas, Has Died

Dominick Argento generated a large and varied output of predominantly vocal music during his long creative life. In addition to...
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20

Feb 19

New Research Shows Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades

New research presents the best evidence yet that taking arts classes benefits kids academically. A rigorously designed, decade-long study of more than...
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20

Feb 19

Iconic Music Publisher Martin Bandier to Be Honored with Visionary Leadership Award

Martin Bandier,Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, will be awarded the Visionary Leadership Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and...
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19

Feb 19

Grandmaster Flash, Mutter Win 2019 Polar Music Prize

American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday...
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19

Feb 19

Miss America Joins NCMEA Capitol Concerts in March

Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019 and a North Carolina native, will make a 2-day visit to Raleigh, March 12 and...
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18

Feb 19

NAfME Member Lori Lyford Receives 2019 BHS/NAfME Music Educator of the Year Award

The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME) have honored NAfME member Lori Lyford of Chandler...
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14

Feb 19

Wyclef Jean Visits S. Philly High School to Support Music Education

In a black and white chinchilla coat, music artist Wyclef Jean spoke candidly about how his mom took a gun...
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14

Feb 19

The 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition Is Now Open

The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is one of the world's most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters...
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14

Feb 19

Idina Menzel to Headline Kennedy Center Gala

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will headline the Kennedy Center's April 3 gala, Celebrating the Human Spirit, which will honor actor Forest Whitaker, along...
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13

Feb 19

A Musical Flashmob Just Protested Against Cuts to Music Tuition – and They Won

A Scottish council wanted to axe musical instruments in schools, so a flash mob protested outside until the plans were...
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13

Feb 19

Music Compound Raises $5k for Music Education with Shred the Love

The Music Compound held its second annual Shred the Love event on Jan. 25, at the Compound headquarters off Cattlemen...
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13

Feb 19

New Evidence of the Benefits of Arts Education

Engaging with art is essential to the human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed, children communicate through...
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12

Feb 19

Grammy in the Schools Live! Fundraiser Trumpets the Importance of Music Education, Showcases the Program’s Talented Alumni

When Ray Parker Jr. was attending Northwestern High School in Detroit, it was the school’s music programs and the power of song...
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12

Feb 19

How Disney Has Made Diversity a Priority for 25 Years on Broadway

On screen, Disney has been creating whimsical worlds of magic and wonder for generations, establishing a legacy of championing characters...
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11

Feb 19

A Pianist Who Came to Play at the 2019 Grammys Is the Internet’s Newly Crowned Hero

A pianist garnered plenty of admiration from the collective minds of the Internet on Sunday night during the 61st Grammys when she...
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11

Feb 19

2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees and Winners List

The 61st GRAMMY Awards are in the books! Find out who was nominated and who won in each of the 84...
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11

Feb 19

Dolly Parton Honored by Miley Cyrus, Garth Brooks and More at 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

"We love you, Doll,"  said Willie Nelson affectionately, undoubtedly speaking for everyone in the ballroom at the Los Angeles Convention...
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11

Feb 19

Bebe Rexha Hosts Second Annual Women in Harmony Event

At the invitation of hitmaker Bebe Rexha, artists, songwriters and producers gathered at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Thursday for the...
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7

Feb 19

Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum Present 2019 Music Educator Award to Jeffery Redding

Dr. Jeffery Redding of West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, has been announced as the recipient of the...
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7

Feb 19

Bebe Rexha, Luis Fonsi and More Launch Grammy Music Education Coalition All-Star Ambassador Program

Best new artist Grammy Award nominee Bebe Rexha is set to launch the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf...
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7

Feb 19

How a Dallas Area High School Ended Up with the Original Set and Costumes from Broadway’s Bonnie and Clyde

When directors Dwayne and Ronda Craig set out to stage Bonnie and Clyde at The Colony High School, they had no idea...
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6

Feb 19

Grammy Music Education Coalition Announces Nashville, Philadelphia Commitments

The Grammy Music Education Coalition (GMEC) has announced its 2019 plans which includes an All-Star Ambassador program and the launch...
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6

Feb 19

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Grants and Scholarships

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has announced the 30 students who will receive grants and scholarships totaling over half a million dollars...
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5

Feb 19

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

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, NAMM Foundation Board Member, World Series Champion and former New York Yankee, Bernie...
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5

Feb 19

The Wallis Collaborates with Composer Stephen Schwartz for ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop

The 2019 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in partnership with Universal Theatrical Group (UTG) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
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5

Feb 19

Kennedy Center Announces its 2019-20 Classical Music Season

In 2020, Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra are performing and recording all nine Beethoven symphonies over 18 days,...
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4

Feb 19

Doreen Rao Awarded ACDA’s Prestigious Robert Shaw Award

Dr. Doreen Rao has been named recipient of the 2019 Robert Shaw Choral Award, American Choral Directors Association’s lifetime achievement...
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4

Feb 19

Gladys Knight & Chloe x Halle Open Super Bowl 2019

The Empress Of Soul Gladys Knight opened Super Bowl 2019 in her hometown of Atlanta with a powerful rendition of the...
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1

Feb 19

Finalists Announced at Detroit’s Junior Sphinx Competition

The three Juniors Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit. Open to American...
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31

Jan 19

When the Principal Cancels School … with a Song-and-Dance Number

NPR
A new musical duo is being hailed across the country as "brilliant" and "mesmerizing." One fan says their work "transcends...
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31

Jan 19

Aretha Franklin’s Decades-Old Documentary Finally Comes to Theaters in 2019

The 2019 nationwide release, 47 years after it was made, means audiences at last will see the Queen of Soul’s...
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31

Jan 19

Nicola Benedetti Launches New Educational Video Series ‘With Nicky’

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has launched a new online series of educational videos to inform and guide young musicians through their...
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30

Jan 19

Carolyn Bennett Is the First Music Educator Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress.

Carolyn Bennett teaches grades 6–12 at Wheeler High School/Middle School in North Stonington, Connecticut. Her work with the Library of Congress began...
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30

Jan 19

Shanghai and Philadelphia Orchestras in Tune with Chinese New Year Concert

A joint concert in the United States by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated the upcoming Chinese...
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30

Jan 19

James Ingram, a Hitmaking Voice of ’80s R&B, Dies at 66

James Ingram, whose voice — technically precise, crisp and reserved, yet full of audacious feeling — made him one of...
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29

Jan 19

Michael Jackson Musical to Open in Chicago

The Michael Jackson musical is taking its first steps onto the dance floor. The show's producers announced Wednesday that the project, now...
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29

Jan 19

Rebuilding after the Storm

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation—which was created in 1996 by Michael Kamen, the late composer for the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus—donates...
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28

Jan 19

Elementary School Teacher Changing Tune of Music Education

RaJhon Chism had his pick of a ukulele, guitar, a tubano drum or a keyboard. He could have played chords...
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28

Jan 19

The Cast of RENT on Fox Performs Live Concert Version – Watch Highlights!

RENT on FOX officially aired last night, January 27. Due to an injury suffered by the production's Roger, Brennin Hunt, portions...
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24

Jan 19

Re-Envisioning Music Education

An international workshop at the University of South Carolina this past weekend challenged participants to consider the future of music...
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24

Jan 19

Hip Hop Meets Strings: Q&A with Wil B., Black Violin’s Violist

Black Violin reaches beyond the orchestra fanatic. Duo Wil B. and Kev Marcus take their classical music training and mix...
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24

Jan 19

Songs from Home: How a Local Educator’s Song Collection Project Is Changing Music Education

Becca Buck, a local elementary music specialist, knew something was missing from the repertoire of standard music she taught her...
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23

Jan 19

Singing Helps Brain Injury Sufferers with Aphasia Learn to Speak Again

A Queensland choir is using music therapy to unlock language problems and in turn, help sufferers learn to speak again...
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23

Jan 19

Views from 2018 All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble Members

Students who participated in the inaugural 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort enjoyed themselves musically and socially,...
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22

Jan 19

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Lead Oscar Music Nominations

Songs from “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “RBG,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “The Ballad of Lester Scruggs” were nominated...
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22

Jan 19

Meet First-Time Nominee: Ashley McBryde on Self-Acceptance & Why There’s Room for Everyone in Country Music

When the music industry told her she needed to change, the Arkansas-born country singer opted to become more herself. At...
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21

Jan 19

Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School Hosts Musicopia Drumlines Showcase

Musicopia Drumlines Showcase took place at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School. Students from area schools participated, showing off...
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21

Jan 19

‘Rent Live’ Soundtrack Gets a Release Date: Listen to ‘Seasons of Love’ Now

Sony Masterworks Broadway announced the release of Rent – Original Soundtrack of the Fox Live Television Event, slated for Feb 1. The album...
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18

Jan 19

‘West Side Story’ Remake Finds its Maria

CNN
High school student Rachel Zegler has been cast in the starring role of Maria in Steven Spielberg's planned "West Side...
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18

Jan 19

‘Music for People Living with Dementia Is a Necessity’, Says New National Campaign

People with dementia are to be prescribed 'personal playlists' to alleviate symptoms thanks to a new 'Music for Dementia 2020'...
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17

Jan 19

The Frost School of Music Launches New Video Series

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has launched a new video series called "Frost Music Masters."...
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17

Jan 19

Quincy Jones to Receive Special Achievement Honor from the African-American Film Critics Association

GRAMMY-winning music legend Quincy Jones will receive a Special Achievement honor from the African-American Film Critics Association, the largest group of black...
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17

Jan 19

To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet

Cremona, Italy is home to the workshops of some of the world's finest instrument makers, including Antonio Stradivari, who in...
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16

Jan 19

New Music Education Series SOUND FIELD from PBS Digital Studios Breaks Down the History and Culture Behind Our Most Beloved Tunes

This week, PBS Digital Studios announced the premiere of a new original series, SOUND FIELD, taking viewers on a deep...
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16

Jan 19

Grammys 2019: Alicia Keys Becomes First Woman in 14 Years to Host Awards

Alicia Keys will host the 2019 Grammy Awards when music's biggest night lands in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. Keys becomes...
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15

Jan 19

Eric Whitacre: Advocate for Music Education as the Major Key to Building Community

Do you remember the first time you played an instrument? Perhaps you recall the off-key screeches from blowing into the...
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15

Jan 19

Carol Channing, Broadway’s Beloved Dolly, Dies at 97

Carol Channing, the blonde, saucer-eyed Broadway musical comedy star who was associated with one role—Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman’s Hello...
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14

Jan 19

Call for Proposals: 2019 NAfME National Conference

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is excited to announce this year’s National Conference, November 6-10, 2019. This year's...
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14

Jan 19

UK Government Backs Young Musicians

In order to ensure all pupils are able to enjoy high quality lessons, schools are to receive a new model...
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10

Jan 19

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sing-Along Versions Coming to 750 North American Theaters

Bohemian Rhapsody will give moviegoers an opportunity to rock out with the film. Twentieth Century Fox announced that the Golden Globe-winning Queen...
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9

Jan 19

Blue Note’s High Notes: The Jazz Label Celebrates 80 Years

In 1939, a German-Jewish immigrant (Alfred Lion) and a writer-musician-activist (Max Margulis) founded Blue Note Records, a jazz label, in...
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9

Jan 19

Woodstock Will Return This Summer for Its 50th Anniversary

NPR
Fifty years after the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair promised "three days of peace and music," one of its...
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9

Jan 19

Glasgow Composer Who Wrote Harry Potter Soundtrack Calls for Free Music Education to Be Protected in Schools

Patrick Doyle has been nominated for scores of Golden Globe awards, BAFTAs, and Academy Awards, and credits his success to...
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9

Jan 19

Latin Music Is Now More Popular than Country & EDM in America

2018 represented another year of the Latin-music scene growing in significant and mainstream ways, and a new year-end report puts...
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8

Jan 19

Sound Design and the Thrill of Theme Parks Harmonize as Universal Orlando Collaborates with NAfME

The mission of NAfME is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. One...
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8

Jan 19

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop

Lin Manuel Miranda and three of his "Hamilton" collaborators have purchased the Drama Book Shop, a century-old theater district purveyor of scripts, sheet...
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8

Jan 19

The Basics: How to Copyright Music in 2019

I know some writers who clutch their notebooks to their chests when they meet a fellow artist or who refuse...
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7

Jan 19

TI:ME Honors Shawna Longo with Teacher of the Year Award

TI:ME has announced that Shawna Longo, middle school Music Technology teacher at Hopatcong Borough Schools, New Jersey, has been selected...
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7

Jan 19

Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek Are Surprise Winners

Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. The Freddie Mercury...
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3

Jan 19

Feeling Stressed? Join a Choir, Says Top Psychiatrist

One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir. In...
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3

Jan 19

New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renee Fleming

PBS
A New Year's Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by new music director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming...
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2

Jan 19

Unfazed: Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on a Life-Changing Year

Having topped the classical music charts and performed before a global TV audience of hundreds of millions at wPrince Harry andMeghan...
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2

Jan 19

For One Violinist, Elevating Music by Black Composers Is a 20-Year Mission

NPR
Growing up in Chicago, Rachel Barton Pine took it for granted that there was a great body of classical music by black...
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2

Jan 19

Watch All the Kennedy Center Honors Performances, and Prepare to Feel Inspired

It was another elegant evening of entertainment at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. This year's gala honored Cher, Reba McEntire,...
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27

Dec 18

Prince Charles: ‘We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot by Ignoring Music’

The Prince of Wales revealed his passion for the arts in a wide-ranging interview, saying music makes an ‘enormous contribution’...
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27

Dec 18

The 100 Best Selling Albums & Artists of All Time (Updated for 2019)

Last year, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 ranked as the top-selling album in...
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27

Dec 18

The US Copyright Office Starts the Process for Selecting the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)

Now that the Music Modernization Act (MMA) has become law, attention is shifting towards the all-important Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC). ...
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Dec 18

‘Carol of the Bells’ at a Construction Site? Michigan State Percussion Students Did It

Michigan State University percussion instructor Jon Weber wrote a version of Mykola Leontovych's popular Christmas song incorporating things found in the construction site...
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21

Dec 18

Hear Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Final #HamilDrop ‘One Last Time’ Remix

Tony-winning writer and original star of Hamilton on Broadway Lin-Manuel Miranda released the final track in his #HamilDrop series on Twitter December 20. The release...
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20

Dec 18

ASCAP Pledges Support for MusiCares’ Wildfire Relief Fund

ASCAP announced Tuesday that it is making a donation to the Recording Academy's MusiCares nonprofit to support members of the music community...
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20

Dec 18

Newly Discovered Carol to Be Performed for the First Time in 550 Years

A carol that hasn’t been heard since the 15th century will be performed at Newcastle Cathedral this Christmas Eve. The...
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19

Dec 18

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and James Corden Perform 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt are gearing up for the premiere of their new film Mary Poppins Returns, which hits cinemas December 19!...
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19

Dec 18

Springsteen on Netflix, Where Everyone Can Get a Ticket

Netflix's faithful film version of "Springsteen on Broadway" was directed by Thom Zimny and shot by Joe DeSalvo at two...
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18

Dec 18

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone Stand Up Against Bullying in ‘Who Cares’ Video

Paul McCartney released a musical short film starring Emma Stone for his single "Who Cares" as an Apple Music exclusive on Monday. Directed...
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18

Dec 18

Music Teacher Recognized for Reaching Many Who Didn’t Have the Gift of Music

Vivian Gonzalez, a music teacher at the Miami Arts Studio 6 – 12 at Zelda Glazer, received a $4,000 grant from...
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18

Dec 18

Great Performances, Big Awards to Valerie Simpson and Melinda Wagner Mark ASCAP Foundation Awards

The coveted awards aside, last night’s 23rd annual ASCAP Foundation Awards presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose...
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17

Dec 18

Tony Nominee David Yazbek Breaks Down “The Band’s Visit” Album Track-by-Track

Using authentic Arabic instrumentation (the oud, the riq, etc.) combined with comic sensibility and romantic, sweeping melodies, composer-lyricist David Yazbek won the...
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13

Dec 18

What about the Electric Bass? Interview with Professional Bassist James Amelio Pulli

The electric bass is an instrument that is capable of representing diverse styles such as reggae, gospel, blues, country &...
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12

Dec 18

2019 Grammy Music Educator Award Finalists Revealed

On Wednesday, "CBS This Morning," revealed the 10 music teachers who have been selected by the Recording Academy and the...
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12

Dec 18

San Francisco Symphony Names New Director

Michael Tilson Thomas will be exiting the San Francisco Symphony in September 2020 after a 25-year tenure as music director. It's been announced...
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12

Dec 18

Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway

An intimately staged and darkly revisionist revival of “Oklahoma!”that enjoyed a critically acclaimed and sold-out Off Broadway run will transfer to Broadway this...
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11

Dec 18

Cyndi Lauper Receives Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Ceremony

For over 30 years, pop music and performance legend Cyndi Lauper has been a leader in pushing social boundaries and creative innovation....
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11

Dec 18

Music Fans Traveled the World for Live Events in 2018

Music lovers and fans of man other live events dusted off their passports and headed out to international destinations to...
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11

Dec 18

Hundreds of Tubas Play Holiday Tunes at Rockefeller Center

More than 500 tuba players from across the country performed holiday favorites Sunday in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas...
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10

Dec 18

2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards on February 10th are here! Find out who has been nominated in each...
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6

Dec 18

The New York Times – The 28 Best Albums of 2018

Genre lines continued to blur and the definition of album shifted further in another year of upheaval in pop music....
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6

Dec 18

Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Mitski, Regina Spektor & More Played Ally Coalition Benefit

Lana Del Rey, Mitski, Regina Spektor, Bleachers, Hayley Kiyoko, Rostam and Andrew Dost played The Ally Coalition’s fifth 'Talent Show' at NYC’s Town Hall...
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5

Dec 18

Apple Music Reveals 2018 Top Artists, Songs and Albums

Apple Music unveiled its 2018 Top 100 songs and albums. Its Artist Of The Year Drake tops both lists and...
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5

Dec 18

Ellie Goulding Will Host Billboard’s 2018 Women in Music Event

Billboard has announced that Ellie Goulding will be hosting the 13th Annual Women in Music event in New York City on December 6. Aside from...
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4

Dec 18

‘La Traviata’ Opens a New Era at the Metropolitan Opera

There have been plenty of indications that the Metropolitan Opera is under new musical management. But the debate over the...
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4

Dec 18

University of Michigan Ensemble ‘Gives a Voice’ to Nazi Prisoners Through Unearthed Music

NPR
While conducting research deep in the archives at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland last summer, Patricia Hall, a music theory...
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3

Dec 18

Kennedy Center Honors 2018

The Kennedy Center packed lots of star power as it celebrated its latest class of honorees.  Cher, Reba McEntire, saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter...
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29

Nov 18

After Springsteen and ‘The Sopranos,’ Steven Van Zandt Has a New Mission: Getting Every School to Teach Kids about America Through Rock Music History

His envy-worthy career includes being a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and portraying consigliere Silvio Dante on the...
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29

Nov 18

Quatuor Ébène Win the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019

The French Quatuor Ébène string quartet is the winner of the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019. The award is given annually...
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28

Nov 18

Aurora School of Music Connecting with Families Through Art

The wooden harpsichord keys moved under her fingers, filling the backstage room with music. Then, past a curtain and onto...
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28

Nov 18

Elvis Costello Explains His Songwriting Secrets

Rolling Stone Music Now features an extended interview with Elvis Costello, who just released Look Now, his first album in five...
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27

Nov 18

‘Stairway to Heaven’ Recording Console Heads to Auction

The recording console used during the making of Led Zeppelin’s IV – including “Stairway to Heaven” – and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Catch...
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27

Nov 18

Teens Tell America’s Story with Help from ‘Hamilton’

Welcome to the Hamilton Education Program, commonly known as EduHam. The arrival of the road show in North Carolina stirred...
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26

Nov 18

Prince’s Paisley Park Partners with Minneapolis Public Schools for Arts Education Program

Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and recording complex that was converted into a museum following the singer’s 2016 death, is partnering...
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26

Nov 18

BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 Winner Announced

Xhosa Cole, 22, has been announced as the winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018. In the grand final, each...
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26

Nov 18

Andrea Bocelli Releases New Music Video for ‘Ave Maria Pietas’

Andrea Bocelli has released a new music video with Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. The video to 'Ave Maria Pietas' is set in a...
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26

Nov 18

Mexican Festivals Vive Latino and Pa’l Norte Announce March 2019 Lineups

March 2019 is set to be a monster music month in Mexico, with two major festivals happening just a week...
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21

Nov 18

Ridgewood Teen Starts Classical Music Program in Paterson Schools

A Bergen County Academies senior and violinist from Ridgewood is bringing classical music education to Paterson elementary school students. Read...
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21

Nov 18

900 Students from New York School Music Programs Selected for Annual All State Music Conference

Nine hundred students from school music programs across New York State have been selected to perform at the eighty-third annual...
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21

Nov 18

Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With John Kander for Latest #Hamildrop

Lin-Manuel Miranda released the penultimate track in his #Hamildrop series November 20, collaborating with a fellow theatrical living legend: Chicago and Cabaret composer John Kander. The...
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19

Nov 18

The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Returns to the Charts Behind Magnificent 50th Anniversary Reissue

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, indeed. The Beatles White Album returned this week to the top 10 on Billboard’s all-genre album sales chart. The 30-song...
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19

Nov 18

SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko to Be Honored at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

Billboard announced Monday that it will honor SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko at its 13th annual Women in Music event in New York City...
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19

Nov 18

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Every Child Would Benefit from Music Lessons’

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old musician who recently played to two billion people at the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of...
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19

Nov 18

Quincy Jones Takes Center Stage at Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards 2018

When you’ve got Quincy Jones in the building, it’s nearly impossible to talk about anyone else. Such was the case at Los...
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15

Nov 18

Country Guitar Star Roy Clark Dies at 85

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a...
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15

Nov 18

British Doctors May Soon Prescribe Art, Music, Dance, Singing Lessons

An ambitious initiative unveiled this week by British Health Secretary Matt Hancock may soon enable the country’s doctors to prescribe therapeutic art-...
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15

Nov 18

Make Music Winter Celebration

Announcing a new annual celebration: Make Music Winter! Like Make Music Day on June 21, Make Music Winter is a free,...
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14

Nov 18

The NAMM Foundation Announces the 2019 President’s Innovation Reward Recipients

The NAMM Foundation is recognizing 71 college music students with the organization's prestigious President's Innovation Award. The annual award provides...
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14

Nov 18

Future-Focused Ideas Fuel a Series of Opportunities, Business-Enriching Strategies, and Professional Development at the 2019 NAMM Show

The 2019 NAMM Show has announced a suite of professional development opportunities, transformative business know-how and hands-on training available for...
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12

Nov 18

NAfME Unveils Title IV-A Toolkit & FAQ!

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has released its brand-new Title IV-A Toolkit!  This resource contains every bit of...
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12

Nov 18

Classical Musicians to Break with Tradition and Speak to the Audience

In the world of classical music, musicians traditionally say nothing and a reverend hush descends on the auditorium when the...
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12

Nov 18

What Happens When Fluxus Enters the Concert Hall?

Fluxus, the interdisciplinary art movement, which emerged in the 1960s,  is being celebrated by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the...
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8

Nov 18

Listen to 2018 NAfME Student Composers Competition Winners

NAfME presents the winners of their 2018 Student Composers Competition. Teachers and students were invited to submit original compositions by...
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8

Nov 18

Over a Half-Century of Music Education

New Orleans native Guy C. Wood is starting his 51st year in music education. The director of bands and fine...
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6

Nov 18

Queen Scores 17th Top 40 Album With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Soundtrack

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines...
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5

Nov 18

Rock ‘n’ Roll Stars: Meet the 2018 Music Week Women In Music Awards Roll Of Honour

With the fifth edition of the Women In Music Awards taking place this Friday (November 9) at The Brewery in London, we...
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2

Nov 18

Nine in Ten Children Want to Learn a Musical Instrument, Survey Finds

Research into children’s interest in learning a musical instrument finds that young children are keener than ever, but interest among...
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1

Nov 18

JEN Establishes Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) recently announced the establishment of the Jamey Aebersold Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded annually...
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31

Oct 18

Meet Jaap Van Zweden, the New Maestro of the New York Philharmonic

This fall marks the 177th season of a renowned American institution: the New York Philharmonic. It was the first symphony...
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31

Oct 18

Listen Now: Sara Bareilles Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for a Halloween Hamildrop

Broadway buddies Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sara Bareilles released the latest Hamildrop this evening! Bareilles features on the track, titled Theodosia Reprise - a moment between...
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31

Oct 18

ACDA Brock Professional Composer Competition Winner Announced

Dale Trumbore is the winner of American Choral Directors Association’s first Raymond W. Brock Competition for Professional Composers for her...
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31

Oct 18

See All of the Thrillifying Performances from ‘A Very Wicked Halloween’

To celebrate "Wicked's" 15th anniversary on Broadway, NBC threw a joyous Halloween party for the ages. This televised concert featured...
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30

Oct 18

New Study into Performances of Bach Reveals Classical Music Is Speeding Up

Classical music performances are taken at a greater lick than they were 50 years ago, according to the findings of...
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30

Oct 18

Shrinking Arts Education Is Hitting Science and Medicine Too, Experts Warn

The decline of arts subjects in schools is not only impacting the creative industries, but is also having a damaging...
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30

Oct 18

Willie Nelson to Be Honored at Grammy Week Celebration

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor eight-time Grammy winner Willie Nelson during the annual Grammy Week celebration on Feb. 6, 2019. Read...
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29

Oct 18

Ronnie Dunn, Wayne Kirkpatrick & More Inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame welcomed five new members Sunday night (Oct. 28) as Ronnie Dunn, Wayne Kirkpatrick, K.T....
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29

Oct 18

Classic FM to Broadcast First Ever Radio Show for Pets

Classic FM has joined forces with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to broadcast its first ever programme dedicated to pets...
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29

Oct 18

Richard Gill, World-Renowned Conductor and Music Educator, Dies Aged 76

It can be difficult to get world-famous musicians together at the same place and time, but renowned performers quickly gathered...
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29

Oct 18

Music Education Can Have Tremendous Payoff Despite High Costs

When 70 6th-graders signed up for beginning band this fall, Andrew Campo got a bit concerned. Representing more than one-third of...
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29

Oct 18

Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande Share ‘Wicked’ Memories for NBC

Kristin Chenoweth remembers the day Ariana Grande came to see the original Broadway production of “Wicked.” Adam Lambert fondly recalls playing the role...
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25

Oct 18

Latin Music Boom Here to Stay

Consumer demand for Latin music and the growth of streaming have pushed Latin music to the verge of mainstream –...
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25

Oct 18

Annapurna Devi, Acclaimed but Reclusive Indian Musician, Dies at 91

Annapurna Devi, a noted Indian musician and teacher whose decision to stop performing relatively early in her career made her...
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25

Oct 18

Music Mark Consults its Members on the Future of the National Plan for Music Education

This year, Music Mark traveled up and down the country to consult its membership on the National Plan for Music Education...
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24

Oct 18

With the Hubb, Creative Arts Agency Is Creating a Training Ground for the Music Industry

To help college students break into the music industry, the talent agency has launched The Hubb.  The networking and professional...
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23

Oct 18

Hans Zimmer Feted with Max Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna

On October 21, the venerable Vienna Concert Hall turned into a hotspot for film and music fans as the annual...
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22

Oct 18

‘More Like a Festival’: How Classical Competitions Are Reinventing Themselves

Competitions can't guarantee stardom. And yet, at a time when the classical music business is struggling to reinvent itself in...
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22

Oct 18

Make Music Winter Launches This December

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, expands nationwide this year on Friday, December 21...
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18

Oct 18

Google’s New Piano Gadget Means ANYONE Can Improvise Classical Music

The new controller allows you to improvise on the piano and sound really impressive – even if you’ve never played...
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18

Oct 18

Gustavo Dudamel Wins the Gish Prize, a Top Arts Honor

Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel has been named the recipient of a top arts prize worth approximately $250,000 for...
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18

Oct 18

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About the Arts

One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership...
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17

Oct 18

Colby Wedgeworth Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of The Year

The Christian music industry's top songwriters, stars and executives gathered to celebrate the 40th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and...
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16

Oct 18

Music Education Needs Support, but If You Build It They Will Come

There is no officially funded instrumental music program at Dexter Park School in Orange. But tell that to the nearly...
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16

Oct 18

Helping Dementia Patients Through Music

Music can awaken memories and help people to connect. That's why its being used as therapy for dementia patients in...
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15

Oct 18

Songwriters Around the World Are Fighting For the Same Thing

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers is the world's biggest network of author societies, representing a total...
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15

Oct 18

Ruby Slippers to Return to View at National Museum of American History

 Dorothy's iconic ruby slippers from the "Wizard of Oz" make their return to Smithsonian's National Museum of American History next...
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12

Oct 18

The Music Modernization Act Has Been Signed into Law

President Trump has signed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, officially passing the most sweeping reform to copyright law...
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11

Oct 18

Instrument-Makers Learn a Long-Overdue Lesson: It Isn’t Just Men Playing Guitar

NPR
Guitar sales have declined a bit over the past decade. The nation's largest instrument retailer, Guitar Center, is facing more...
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10

Oct 18

Grammy Music Educator Award 2019: Semifinalists Revealed

First on "CBS This Morning," we're revealing the 25 music teachers from across 16 states who were selected as the...
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10

Oct 18

Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Brendon Urie, More to Sing on The Greatest Showman Tribute Album

A starry roster of recording artists have been tapped to belt out Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s score to the 2017 movie...
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10

Oct 18

Music Was the Surprising Star of the American Music Awards

CNN
Taylor Swift, who just wrapped the North American leg of her "Reputation" tour, kicked off the show with her single...
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9

Oct 18

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Nominees Are In

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 are in, and the list includes Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Rage...
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9

Oct 18

7 Unbeatable Highlights from Elsie Fest 2018

The fourth annual Elsie Fest rocked Summerstage at Central Park in New York City October 7. Founded by Emmy winner...
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8

Oct 18

Nonprofit Cultivates the Next Generation of Musicians

It takes practice to master musical instruments, and Karen Geer, executive director of InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), has...
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8

Oct 18

Playing an Instrument Changes Our Perception of Music

CNS
In a novel new study looking at beatboxers and guitarists, cognitive neuroscientists found that areas of the brain that control...
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4

Oct 18

NAfME to Pilot an Experiential Ensembles Program for Music Educators, Courtesy of a Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has received a professional development grant from the National Endowment for the Arts...
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3

Oct 18

The Best Communities for Music Education Sought by the NAMM Foundation

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music...
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3

Oct 18

After 350 Years, Paris Still Defines Opera

The Opéra National de Paris has begun to celebrate its 350th anniversary. While Meyerbeer’s "Les Huguenots," which opened on Friday and runs...
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2

Oct 18

Ansel Elgort to Star in West Side Story Remake from Steven Spielberg

Ansel Elgort has been tapped to lead the upcoming remake of West Side Story. The Baby Driver star and Off-Broadway alum is set...
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2

Oct 18

Charles Aznavour, the ‘Frank Sinatra of France’, Dies Aged 94

The French singer Charles Aznavour – often hailed as his country’s Frank Sinatra – has died at the age of...
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2

Oct 18

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to Reunite for NBC ‘Wicked’ Anniversary Special

Original Wicked stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will reunite to host and perform during NBC's A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway. The special event...
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1

Oct 18

The Stars and Producers of “Empire” Give Back to the Community in Partnership with Turnaround Arts

Every artist — whether a visual artist, musician, writer or actor — can point to a mentor who inspired their love of...
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1

Oct 18

Lady Gaga Drops ‘A Star Is Born’ Single, ‘Shallow’

We’re far from the shallow now. You know that song that’s been stuck in your head; the one that Lady...
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26

Sep 18

Music Sounds Better with Food? The Theory of Matching Palates to Playlists

"Music and food have always gone hand in hand," says singer, songwriter and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, whose boutique festival, the...
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24

Sep 18

One in Five Teenagers Want to Use Their Phones at Orchestral Concerts

A new study by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed one in five teenagers would be more interested in...
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24

Sep 18

The Met Is Creating New Operas (Including Its First by Women)

For the first time in its history, the Metropolitan Opera is commissioning operas by women. It is hoping to adapt...
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21

Sep 18

Digital Version of Classical Pianist Glenn Gould Set to Tour with Live Orchestra

The late classical pianist Glenn Gould is returning to stages in digital form as part of a new deal struck with his estate....
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21

Sep 18

Andrea Bocelli’s New Album ‘Sì’ to Feature Duets with Ed Sheeran, Josh Groban and Dua Lipa

'Sì', Andrea Bocelli's first album of all-new material in 14 years, will be released on October 26th. The album, which will...
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21

Sep 18

Meet the Guy Tasked with Archiving Prince’s Entire Vault

Tucked away deep inside a maximum-security storage facility in Hollywood, the contents of Prince's storied vault are being pored over...
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20

Sep 18

Music Student Plays the Viola to Stop Drug Dealers

A town council in Lombardy, Italy, has employed a viola player to help combat drug abuse and dealers in the...
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20

Sep 18

Call for Proposals: Research Projects on Music Education Issues

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) invite proposals for research projects that address important...
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20

Sep 18

Donovan Prison: Hum a Few Bars as These Inmates Make Music

A non-profit organization is using the power of music to help inmates looking for a second chance. Once a week, the...
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20

Sep 18

A High-Pressure Countdown for the New York Philharmonic’s New Maestro

Introducing Mr. van Zweden, 57, to New Yorkers is the Philharmonic’s first order of business. The orchestra has mounted a...
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19

Sep 18

Music Modernization Act Passes in Senate with Unanimous Support

The long road to copyright revision is nearing its end as the U.S. Senate passed the Music Modernization Act by unanimous...
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19

Sep 18

Congress Reaches Education Funding Agreement for FY 2019

On Friday, September 14, Congress reached a bicameral conference committee agreement for their Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending package for FY...
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19

Sep 18

Stranded in Europe, Boston Symphony Orchestra Improvises

The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album Songs in the Key of A -- as in airport,...
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18

Sep 18

Musack and Music Education Nonprofits

“We just keep our ears open,” Cary says. “Wherever there’s need and somebody who digs rock-and- roll the way we...
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18

Sep 18

Americans Listen to 151 Minutes of Music Each Day

In Audio Monitor US 2018, a joint study on music habits in the US, Music Biz and AudienceNet have found most...
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17

Sep 18

The Music Modernization Act Is Getting Fast-Tracked in the Senate — With None of Sirius XM’s Demands

Some shrewd maneuvering is happening on Capitol Hill, with a fast-tracked vote for the Music Modernization Act potentially happening this...
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17

Sep 18

Mysterious Stones Found in Colo. May Have Been Ancient Musical Instruments

NPR
Researchers thought the rounded stones found in the desert — clearly shaped by human hands — were used to grind...
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17

Sep 18

Ringo, Yoko and Friends Host NYC ‘Bed-In’ for Music Education

The John Lennon Educational Bus Tour was created by Brian Rothschild and Lennon’s life partner Yoko Ono. Rothschild says it’s a...
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17

Sep 18

Music Matters 2018 Conference Highlights China, EDM and Adele

The 13th All That Matters/Music Matters conference was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Singapore from Sept. 7 -12 with...
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14

Sep 18

At 100, L.A. Phil Celebrates Its History by Embracing a Brave New Future

L.A. Phil director of public relations Sophie Jefferies calls the upcoming, yearlong celebrations "our gift to the city." "This diversity,...
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14

Sep 18

The ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO Set for May 2-4

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the 14th edition of its...
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14

Sep 18

Students from Parkland, Florida Record ‘Raise Your Voice’ Album

The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman...
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14

Sep 18

Aretha Franklin Tops List of Memphis Music Hall Inductees

Soul songstress Aretha Franklin is headlining a diverse and influential class of performers and music industry personalities who are being...
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13

Sep 18

European Union Passes Controversial Copyright Reforms: ‘A Historic Decision That Will Send Ripple Effect Around The World’

Controversial reforms to copyright law have been approved by the European Parliament, leading to potentially huge changes to how platforms like...
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13

Sep 18

Columbia’s High School Students Exchange Culture Through Music

The governor of the Nagano prefecture invited El-Walid and the other Columbia percussionists to perform in the annual arts festival...
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13

Sep 18

Pharrell Williams Hosts The Yellow Ball Supporting Arts Education

Yellow was the color of the evening, thanks to Pharrell Williams, who hosted The Yellow Ball at the Brooklyn Museum...
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13

Sep 18

Announcing the 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles, Performing November 27-28

During the 2017-18 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently...
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12

Sep 18

Amazon to Bring Kristen Bell’s Kids’ Music Education Series to Prime

Amazon Studios has greenlit the animated lyrical series for pre-schoolers, Do, Re & Mi, from Gaumont, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf,...
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12

Sep 18

Dedicated Streaming Service for Classical Music Launches with over 1 Million Tracks

A new streaming service devoted exclusively to classical music has launched in the United States, the United Kingdom and the...
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12

Sep 18

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week!

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education...
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12

Sep 18

The Essential Role of Youth Leadership in Arts Education Advocacy

In Fall 2017, the Baltimore City Public School district, in partnership with local nonprofit Arts Every Day, launched the Baltimore...
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11

Sep 18

Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, Advocates for the Arts

CNN
An opera singer, Franklin is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and earned her master's degree in music composition from...
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10

Sep 18

John Legend Completes His EGOT with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Emmy Win

After taking home the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award for his work as a producer on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in...
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10

Sep 18

Why Back to School Means Back to Basics for Music Education

With the new school year upon us, it's warming to remember the musical highlights of our upbringing — whether it's...
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7

Sep 18

Was Mr. Rogers a Piano Prodigy?

Fred Rogers started playing the piano before he was five, and his family purchased a small pump organ for about...
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6

Sep 18

Bankrupt Gibson Guitar Introduces a Simplified 2019 Electric Guitar Lineup

Gibson Brands, Inc. declared bankruptcy in May, but the company is soldiering on with a brand-new electric guitar line-up. Don’t...
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6

Sep 18

The Long Island Lesson Program Evolves into the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra

The D'Addario Foundation’s Long Island Lesson Program has evolved to become the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra, its own El Sistema program that...
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5

Sep 18

Program Shows the Power of Music for Kids’ Mental Health

Music stimulates the brain in unique ways, making it powerful not only for personal expression but also as a positive...
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5

Sep 18

Here’s All the Winners from the AIM Independent Music Awards 2018

NME
The AIM Independent Music Awards took place in London last night, with the likes of Jorja Smith, IDLES and SOPHIE scooping huge prizes. The ceremony,...
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4

Sep 18

Video Game Music as an Introduction to Classical Music for Children

James Williams, managing director at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), said that computer games are an important  "access point" for...
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4

Sep 18

Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra on September 29 at Carnegie Hall

The Juilliard Orchestra's 2018-19 season will open with alumna Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Juilliard Orchestra...
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31

Aug 18

Changing the World One Student at a Time: Eric Whitacre’s “Teacher of the Week”

Eric Whitacre starts "Teacher of the Week" campaign — a weekly spotlight on an inspirational educator. Says Whitacre, "Not only am...
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31

Aug 18

Janet Jackson Honored by Missy Elliott, Aretha Franklin Remembered at BMI Awards

The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on Aug. 30, honored Janet Jackson with the BMI Icon Award and featured a...
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30

Aug 18

Elsie Fest in Central Park Blends Broadway and Pop

Elsie Fest was founded by Darren Criss and has been held annually at Central Park’s SummerStage since 2015. This year's...
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30

Aug 18

Awards for Young Musicians Explores the Power of Music Education in 20th Anniversary Celebrations

The UK charity Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn with the release of 20...
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30

Aug 18

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces Donation to LA’s The Harmony Project on Behalf of Lucius

On behalf of 2018 Newport Folk Festival performer Lucius, Newport Festivals Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Harmony Project - a nonprofit...
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29

Aug 18

Music Education Scores a Touchdown with Los Angeles Chargers, School of Rock Partnership

School of Rock is excited to announce a new entertainment partnership with the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers for the 2018...
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29

Aug 18

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations Sets Spring Broadway Opening

After a string of engagements across North America, including a world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Ain't Too Proud—The Life and...
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29

Aug 18

Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Dee Dee Bridgewater & More to Perform at Free Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Raheem DeVaughn, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone lead a lineup of artists...
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29

Aug 18

Grandmother with Dementia Starts Singing in French After Using Music App

Ginette Koonjean, 71, was born in Mauritius but moved to the UK 50 years ago and stopped speaking in French...
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29

Aug 18

iHeartRadio MMVAs 2018 Winners: See the Full List

The winners of the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs were revealed Sunday night, with Shawn Mendes, Drake and more taking home awards. The multi-genre event  included a...
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23

Aug 18

Leonard Bernstein Remembered on Centennial of His Birth

Leonard Bernstein’s life was a celebration of the joy of music, which not coincidentally is the title of one of...
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23

Aug 18

Riley Dialysis Patients Relax with Bedside Piano Lessons

On Monday mornings, Bethany Daugherty from Vibe Music Academy teaches beginner's piano while patients wait through their lengthy dialysis treatment. The...
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22

Aug 18

The Music Achievement Council Announces November 15th as the Inaugural “First Performance National Day of Celebration”

The Music Achievement Council (MAC) has announced November 15th as the inaugural First Performance National Day of Celebration (FPNDoC) to...
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22

Aug 18

Liszt’s Lost Opera Finally Brought to Life After 170 Years

Franz Liszt’s only opera was revived for the first time on Sunday evening (19 August). The composer began work on...
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22

Aug 18

Amazon Taps Yo-Yo Ma for a 36 Episode Alexa-Powered Music Series

Alongside a major advertising campaign for its Alexa and Amazon Music Unlimited services, the company has just announced a new...
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22

Aug 18

The Sidelining of Arts Education in England Is Seriously out of Step with Our Times

While this year's A-level results show a rapid decline in arts subjects in the UK, countries outside of the West...
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22

Aug 18

Queen Latifah to Receive Marian Anderson Award

Queen Latifah will be honored this year with the 20th annual Marian Anderson Award. A gala celebration will take place...
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22

Aug 18

Music and the Brain: How Does Music Play Us?

Donald Robin, professor and chair of the communications sciences and disorders department, came to the University of New Hampshire from the...
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21

Aug 18

To Cope With Shooting, Parkland Students Use Art, Music Therapy

NPR
Students in Broward County, Fla., have gone back to school — 6 months after the shooting that left 17 people...
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21

Aug 18

ASCAP Hosts Annual “On the Come Up” Showcase Series Featuring Rising Songwriters and Performing Artists From Around The Country

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm & Soul membership team presented its annual "On the Come...
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21

Aug 18

MTV VMAs 2018 Complete Winners List

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards took over New York's Radio City Music Hall on Monday (Aug. 20) — so...
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17

Aug 18

Spotify Announces ‘EQL,’ a Studio Residency Program for Women

Spotify is hoping to help get more women in the music industry by sponsoring a residency program for female engineers...
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17

Aug 18

Recording Academy™ Announces New Advocacy Committee; Reinforces Commitment to Creators’ Rights

The Recording Academy™ announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr....
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17

Aug 18

Drumming Away the Stress

UH Music Therapist Danny Rose, said he generally spends about 60 percent of his time working directly with patients. The remainder...
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16

Aug 18

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dies at Age 76

For more than five decades, Franklin was a singular presence in pop music, a symbol of strength, women's liberation and...
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15

Aug 18

Yamaha Corps Wins 19th DCI World Championship

Yamaha Corporation of America celebrates 34 years of collaboration with Marching Music’s Major League with the culmination of the Drum Corps...
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14

Aug 18

The Music Modernization Act Faces an ‘Extremely Tight Deadline’ Before Midterm Elections

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) ultimately survived a serious challenge from Blackstone Group’s SESAC.   But that battle may have eaten...
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14

Aug 18

Workshop Teaches How to Teach Gregorian Chant to Children, Teens

Parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters gathered near San Francisco last week for a workshop helping them learn...
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14

Aug 18

Englewood High School Receives New Musical Instruments from Tedeschi Trucks Band

Englewood High School received 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, thanks to the generous support of Tedeschi Trucks...
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13

Aug 18

Dallas Hospital Creates Music Therapy Program to Help Stroke Patients

"I'm a firm believer that music is healing that it's good medicine and we need to explore integrative, complementary techniques...
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13

Aug 18

Teen Choice Awards Winners 2018: See the Full List

This year's awards show, hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons and celebrating favorites in music, movies, television and sports, ​took...
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10

Aug 18

The Art of Adapting Instruments

Developing and adapting musical instruments, and inventing instruments, opens up access to millions more people to participate in making music....
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10

Aug 18

Pearl Jam Pays Tribute to Teachers with White Stripes ‘We’re Going to Be Friends’ Cover

Pearl Jam took some time to thank some special people in his kids' lives during their show in Seattle last...
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10

Aug 18

Pink Prototype Allows Tallahassee Girl with One Hand to Learn Violin

Neriah Rhodes, 5, is missing her left hand. She can now learn to play the violin thanks to a violin...
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8

Aug 18

From Musician to Physician: Why Medical Schools Are Recruiting for Musical Ability

As an undergraduate, Doug Angel studied music performance at Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Music. He majored in piano. Today, though,...
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8

Aug 18

Stolen Violin Worth $250,000 Sold to Pawn Shop for Just $50 in Boston

A 1759 violin worth an estimated $250,000 was stolen from a home in Massachusetts, and sold to a local pawnshop...
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8

Aug 18

American Express and Pharrell Williams Partner to Back Arts and Music Education in Schools

Today, American Express and Pharrell Williams announced an expanded partnership and joint commitment to raise awareness and support to bring more arts...
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8

Aug 18

HARMAN Joins Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Founders Circle

HARMAN International Industries Inc. has joined the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Founders Circle as a member in perpetuity. HARMAN, the...
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7

Aug 18

Arts Programs Can Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Most school districts struggle with ways to prevent the summer "brain drain" which seems to steal precious learning time each...
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7

Aug 18

California Gives a Big Boost to Arts Funding

In June, the California Arts Council announced funding grants for nearly 1,100 arts and culture projects The arts and creativity grants totaled...
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7

Aug 18

All County Music Establishes Music Education Relief Fund

All County Music's president, Fred Schiff, presented a $15,000 check to the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) at their spring...
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7

Aug 18

Congress Passes and President Trump Signs Career and Technical Education Bill

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to report the passage and long overdue reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins...
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6

Aug 18

Mozart Could Prevent Fits in Epileptic Children, Says New Study

Listening to Mozart could help prevent epileptic children from having seizures, according to new research by the Royal Hospital for...
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6

Aug 18

Yo Yo Ma Takes Stage at Civic Center Park to Advocate Music Education in Schools

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed in Civic Center Park on Thursday along with Isaac Slade of The Fray and local students to raise awareness for...
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6

Aug 18

Charlotte Symphony Brings Music to Local Preschool

From the minute the first string struck to the final, quavering note, the audience sat, transfixed. Then, almost as one,...
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2

Aug 18

These Two Kids Were Just Making Music on a Street Corner. Then Cyndi Lauper Walked By.

Two North Carolina teens went overnight from singing on a street corner to sharing a stage with Grammy Award-winning singer...
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2

Aug 18

MMEA Receives 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award

The National Association for Music Education has awarded the Michigan Music Educators Association  the 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award in...
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2

Aug 18

ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 30 Years of Training Young Composers

What do the composers for The Greatest Showman, Star Trek: Discovery, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle have in common? Joseph Trapanese, Amie Doherty and Matthew...
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2

Aug 18

Dave Grohl Announces ‘Play’ Project Inspired by His Kids Discovering Music

“Play,” arriving on Aug. 10, is described as “celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and...
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2

Aug 18

Newly Discovered Viola Impromptu by Shostakovich Performed by Paul Neubauer

A previously unknown work by Dmitri Shostakovich, this viola impromptu was discovered in Moscow's central archive last year and revealed on...
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1

Aug 18

International Musicians Create Harmony

Twenty-five young musicians from around the world have come to California to train and perform this month. They will take...
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1

Aug 18

Rep. Nydia Velázquez Named NAfME’s 2018 Music Education Champion

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is proud to announce Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) as the recipient of the 2018...
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1

Aug 18

CMA Announces More than $800,000 in Grants for Small Ensembles and Presenters

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, today announced the distribution of $800,563 through its four...
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31

Jul 18

Music as Medicine: Music Therapy Helping Kids Get Better at PCH

Patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital are singing and playing instruments on their road to recovery. It's a newer program that's...
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31

Jul 18

First Person: Making Music Education Accessible for All Children

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory has said goodbye to President and CEO Dalouge Smith. Smith stepped down from his position...
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31

Jul 18

Women on the Verge: At the End of the ’90s, a Few Artists Set the Stage for a New Era

NPR
On July 30, as part of our series Turning the Tables, NPR Music published a list of the 200 greatest songs made...
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27

Jul 18

David Bowie’s First Studio Recording Discovered in a Bread Basket

David Hadfield was clearing out the loft over his garage when he found an old demo tape stashed inside of...
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27

Jul 18

Mamma Mia 2 Soundtrack Is Set to Be No. 1 Album, Overtaking The Greatest Showman

Following Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s hugely successful opening weekend at the box office, the soundtrack is set to...
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27

Jul 18

Stream the 2018 Newport Folk Festival This Weekend

NPR
This weekend, NPR Music will be on the ground at one of our favorite summer events: the Newport Folk Festival. We're...
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27

Jul 18

Audience Member Saves a Performance of La Bohème by Joining his Opera Singer Wife on Stage

Disaster was averted at the Royal Opera House on Friday when the leading lady’s husband – who was watching in...
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27

Jul 18

Spotify Hits 180 Million Users — and Loses Even More Money

The biggest music-streaming service in the Western world is still attracting new users, still adding more subscriptions and still unprofitable....
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27

Jul 18

Top Songwriters Call for Colleagues to Resign from SESAC over Music Modernization Act

Top songwriters are taking to social media to decry what they believe is an attempt by Blackstone — the owner...
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26

Jul 18

Philip Glass, Hamilton, More to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter, and Cher are among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees, as the New York Times reports. The annual honor is given to...
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24

Jul 18

Lin-Manuel Miranda Creates Arts Fund for Puerto Rico After Hurricane Devastation

Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles...
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24

Jul 18

A Pink Floyd Opera Called ‘Another Brick In the Wall’ Just Opened in the U.S.

Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 album The Wall has been immortalized as an opera that is making its U.S. debut in Cincinnati, Ohio....
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23

Jul 18

This Will Give You Goosebumps: Thousands State-Wide Come Together to Sing Joyfully

Listen to thousand of singers who joined in a live-stream sing-along from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles,...
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23

Jul 18

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film Adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his film directorial debut with a screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical Tick, Tick…BOOM! According to Deadline, Miranda will...
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20

Jul 18

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients for PlayUSA

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2018-2019 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range...
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20

Jul 18

How a Music Therapist Helps People with Dementia

In January, a study found that many people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music — yet...
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20

Jul 18

The D’Addario Foundation Plans Additional Instrument Drive

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...
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20

Jul 18

Elephants Love Beethoven Too!

Paul Barton plays piano for elephants. In 1996, when the artist and musician realized the life of a concert pianist wasn't...
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19

Jul 18

As Clock Ticks, New Hurdles Mount Against the Music Modernization Act

The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still...
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19

Jul 18

Music Technology Win in Senate Draft of Perkins Reauthorization

The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its version of the Carl Perkins Act Reauthorization on June...
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19

Jul 18

Tony Winner Gary Beach, Star of Broadway’s The Producers and Beauty and the Beast, Dies at 70

Tony Award-winning Broadway actor Gary Beach, who brought Lumiere to life in the Broadway premiere of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and earned...
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19

Jul 18

Shawn Mendes Headlines Rolling Stone Relaunch Event, Presented by YouTube Music

On July 26th, Rolling Stone will host 500 music industry insiders, influencers and a select group of fans at a raw industrial...
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18

Jul 18

A New Summer Program in Philly Focuses on Teenage Girls Learning the Art of Classical Composition

A group of high school girls are spending two weeks this July on the Temple University campus, immersing themselves in...
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18

Jul 18

Experimental 1872 Cello Played by Raphael Pidoux

In this video from the Musée de la musique at the Philharmonie de Paris, Raphaël Pidoux plays an experimental cello made by...
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17

Jul 18

‘Sound Thinking NYC’ Music Education Program Launches to Help Young Women Pursuing Careers in the Music Industry

A pilot program launched by New York City's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), City University of New York's...
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17

Jul 18

Former Students Surprise Music Teacher Who Changed Their Lives

For 30 years, high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the...
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17

Jul 18

Atlanta Music Project Teens Perform with T.I. in NPR Tiny Desk Concert

This week, some Atlanta-area teen musicians got the opportunity of a lifetime: to perform with rapper T.I. on a national...
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16

Jul 18

National Endowment for the Arts Names New Class of Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its 2019 Jazz Masters, and it's a diverse group. The honorees are...
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16

Jul 18

The Magic of Music

Every Friday, music therapist Laura Cowal-Belet visits Angelina in her home for one hour. Together they sing traditional Italian songs...
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13

Jul 18

Bluegrass Museum Announces Details of Grand Opening

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced details of its grand opening this fall. The organization says...
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13

Jul 18

Striking a Chord: Researchers Seek to Understand Effects of Music on Dementia

In recent years, music therapy has grown in popularity for its seeming ability to help calm people with dementia and...
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12

Jul 18

OPERA America Announces Recipients of Opera Grants for Female Composers

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation’s leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce...
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11

Jul 18

A Violinist in the Digital Age, Ray Chen Is Connecting with Audiences in Old and New Ways

Described by critics as “preternaturally gifted," and his music “spellbinding," violinist Ray Chen performs all over the world. He's also...
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11

Jul 18

2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapters of the Year Announced

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by...
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11

Jul 18

MIT Develops AI That Can Isolate and Edit the Individual Instruments in a Song

When a song is released, it’s in its final form.  It’s a single audio file that is nearly impossible to...
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10

Jul 18

New Way to Pay Songwriters and Musicians in the Streaming Age Advances

In an effort to update music copyright law for the digital age, the various players involved — tech companies, music publishers,...
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9

Jul 18

Shanghai Orchestra Academy Students Gain Invaluable Experience in NYC

Five Shanghai Orchestra Academy students spent more than eight action-packed days in New York City last month participating in both musical and...
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9

Jul 18

British Composer and Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died, Aged 66

Oliver Knussen was one of today’s most important composers and conductors. His work includes three symphonies, the instrumental piece Ophelia Dances and...
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6

Jul 18

This Singer Is Part Hologram, Part Avatar, and Might Be the Pop Star of the Future

When Japanese pop idol Hatsune Miku makes her Washington debut at the Anthem on Thursday, fans will be asked to...
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6

Jul 18

Music Industry Bosses Decry ‘Missed Opportunity’ As European Union Rejects Copyright Bill

It had been described as a ‘must-win’ vote for the creative industries, but it is the tech community that is...
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6

Jul 18

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum Announce the 2019 Music Educator Award Quarterfinalists

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum has announced 188 quarterfinalists for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award, and of that number, 82 are currently...
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5

Jul 18

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

At its outdoor parks concerts last week, the New York Philharmonic performed works by two 11-year-old girls, Camryn Cowan and...
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3

Jul 18

Watch: A Massive Theremin Ensemble Plays ‘Ode to Joy’

The theremin is a slightly odd instrument, which doesn’t even need to be touched to be played. Here’s how it...
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2

Jul 18

Nile Rodgers Appointed Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Chic co-founder and hitmaker Nile Rodgers -- a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee in 2016 -- has been unanimously selected...
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2

Jul 18

NAfME Endorses Congressional Resolution, Commemorating African American Music Appreciation Month

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce our endorsement of a bicameral, bipartisan resolution that commemorates the...
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2

Jul 18

Doris Duke Artist Awards Return, Breaking a Pledge to End After 5 Years

NPR
After five years of vital funding, it looked like the end for the Doris Duke Artist Awards, one of the...
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2

Jul 18

The 103-Year-Old Pianist

Colette Maze was born in 1915 and has played the piano for over a century. Here she shares her love...
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2

Jul 18

New Record Set for G.B. Guadagnini Violin at London Auction

The ‘Sinzheimer’ violin, made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini early in his Turin period, has broken the auction record for the...
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29

Jun 18

No Need to Hire a Babysitter for These Concerts

For people who spent their pre-child-rearing years attending operas, symphonies and concerts, having a baby can put a damper on...
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29

Jun 18

MTSU Strikes Chord on Pop Music Education at 2018 APME Conference

Middle Tennessee State University attracted popular music educators from throughout the nation to the Blue Raider campus this week for the...
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29

Jun 18

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, paving the way for improved royalty...
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28

Jun 18

John Coltrane’s ‘Lost Album’ Is a Window into His Pursuit of the Impossible

NPR
The improbable new release by John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, arrives with the excitement of a rare...
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28

Jun 18

With the Voices Heard Choir, Singers with Serious Mental Illness Tell Their Story

Voices Heard Choir began a little over two years ago when staff at Andrew Residence partnered with MacPhail Center for...
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28

Jun 18

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Marking its 30th anniversary, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists program recognized the 2018 winners during its annual Celebration Weekend, held June 23...
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27

Jun 18

Music Education Could Help Children Improve Their Language Skills

While many people often consider music a universal language, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study done in Beijing...
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27

Jun 18

Volcano Music Could Help Scientists Monitor Eruptions

A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds...
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27

Jun 18

Janet Jackson to be Named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

BMI
BMI is proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI...
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27

Jun 18

Cavaliers Find Unique Inspiration for Abstract 70th Anniversary Program

The Cavaliers’ 70th anniversary production all stems from one musical piece — "Boléro." In its 2018 show, "On Madness and Creativity,"...
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26

Jun 18

After 80 Years, The Barbershop Harmony Society Will Allow Women To Join

NPR
If you're at all familiar with the modern perception of barbershop singing, you might have guessed that one of its...
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26

Jun 18

Photos from 2018 Concerts in the Parks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, returned for the 53rd season of...
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26

Jun 18

The Winners of the 2018 Jimmy Awards, Celebrating High School Musical Theatre Performances

The 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards) awarded top prizes to Andrew...
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26

Jun 18

Alfred Music Supports Launch of Smart Women in Music Initiative

Alfred Music will contribute support to female leaders in the music products industry as they are combining their energies and...
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22

Jun 18

Watch Paul McCartney ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Late Late Show

James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting...
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22

Jun 18

Bluecoats Take First Chair with Season-Opening Victory

By a margin of just three tenths of a point, the Bluecoats topped a group of six returning finalists, Thursday...
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21

Jun 18

Dementia DJ Plays Abba and Ska to Get Residents Dancing

Martin Aston is a music journalist who has written for publications such as MOJO, the Melody Maker and the Guardian...
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21

Jun 18

Shepherding the Show: A Day in the Life of Hamilton’s Stage Manager

By the time Hamilton’s Amber White takes her perch in the stage manager’s booth at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, an entire...
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21

Jun 18

Synesthesia: The Smell of Musical Notes

Synesthesia is a rare, neurological phenomenon, where stimulation of one sense leads to a secondary perception of another. With this...
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20

Jun 18

The ‘Sabionari’ Stradivarius Guitar, 1679

By the end of the 1600s the Stradivari guitar was quite popular in Europe. Many were built in Cremona, in...
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20

Jun 18

South Korean Violist Hae-Sue Lee Wins Primrose Competition

The 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition, held in Los Angeles under the auspices of the Colburn School and the American Viola...
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20

Jun 18

NAMM Members Advocate for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for all school-aged...
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19

Jun 18

Deutsche Grammophon and Google Are Reviving Some of the Oldest Recordings in History

For years, the video game franchise Fallout has revitalized the popularity of retro 1940s and 1950s music (at least amongst the younger...
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19

Jun 18

Aboard the Clearwater: Five Decades of Environmental Activism Rooted In Music

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization, founded in 1966, is one of the nation’s oldest activist organizations with roots in...
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19

Jun 18

House Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the...
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19

Jun 18

Yo-Yo Ma Spends the Day in Braddock, Exploring its Arts and Culture and Sharing his Music

Internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma visited Braddock to tour the city’s art spaces and join a cultural discussion about gun...
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18

Jun 18

Female Composers Largely Ignored by Concert Line-Ups

New statistics have shown up the “inexcusable” fact that only 76 classical concerts among 1,445 performed across the world from...
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18

Jun 18

What Shows Are Heading to Broadway in the 2018-2019 Season?

Broadway wraps up another season with the conclusion 2018 Tony Awards. But a crop of new shows is already on...
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Jun 18

RCS Receives Recognition for Music Excellence

For the music teachers at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, the national award they recently received validates a mission that’s been years...
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Jun 18

Father and Son Bond Over Love of the Bassoon

The best Father’s Day for Rufus Olivier Jr. was in 2011, when he and his son, Rufus David Olivier, sat...
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Jun 18

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico on Bringing Mariachi Music to the Charts While Staying True to Their Mexican Roots

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico is composed of teenagers, ages 11 to 19, from Chicago, whose new album – titled Herencia de la...
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Jun 18

Shelley Beard Santore Named Grand Prize Winner of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s 2018 Ovation Award

Music teacher Shelley Beard Santore, of Lansdowne, PA, the Suzuki Academy Department Head and Master Faculty member at The Music...
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Jun 18

Alicia Keys Announces Music Industry Initiative for Female Advancement

Alicia Keys announced on Wednesday the formation of a music-industry group for female advancement called She Is the Music, as part...
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Jun 18

Once On This Island to Receive 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Actors' Equity Association announced that Once On This Island— the 2018 Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical—will receive the 12th...
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Jun 18

Original Broadway Company of Avenue Q to Return for 15th Anniversary

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Avenue Q will welcome members of the musical’s original Broadway company and other alumni for 15...
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Jun 18

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’

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Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she...
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Jun 18

Marching to Success: Myra Rhoden is NAfME’s Band Director of the Year

Myra Rhoden knows how to put it all together! Rhoden, NAfME’s Band Director of the Year, is the director of the...
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Jun 18

Hit Like A Girl Champions Announced

Nearly 40 of the world’s top amateur drummers, percussionists and producers have been selected as the Champions and Winners of...
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Jun 18

Inversion Ensemble Emerging Composer Contest

Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer of color to be highlighted as part of our 2018-2019 Season on...
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Jun 18

Music Is a Powerful Tool for People with Autism

Music and music therapy have become widely used and important parts of treatment for people with diagnoses on the autism spectrum...
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Jun 18

Watch the 2018 Tony Awards Performances From Mean Girls, Frozen, Bruce Springsteen, and More

The 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony, co-hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, offered tastes of the past season with performances...
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Jun 18

Capitol Music Group Graduates Inaugural Bonus Tracks Class

Six seniors at Dominguez High School represented the first graduating class from Capitol Records’ Bonus Tracks program. Capitol launched Bonus...
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Jun 18

Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Has Died

Danny Kirwan, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band's albums, died Friday at the age of...
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Jun 18

Minnesota’s Trailblazing Alzheimer’s Choir Reminds Us: ‘Love Never Forgets’

On Saturday afternoon at the Ordway Concert Hall, the Giving Voice Chorus, 170 voices strong, will present its spring concert....
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Jun 18

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Present the Excellence in Theatre Education Award

The winner of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University, is Melody Herzfeld of...
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Jun 18

Schools of the Stars: Where the 2018 Tony Nominees Went to College

What does it take to get nominated for a Tony Award? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by education and...
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Jun 18

Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

In the years leading up to "A Love Supreme," his explosive 1965 magnum opus, John Coltrane produced eight albums for Impulse!...
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Jun 18

Over 3,000 Local Students Sing Proud at Times Union Center

If you've ever wondered what 3,200 voices singing together sounds like, listen up. Children from more than 50 local schools...
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Jun 18

North Carolina Symphony to Perform Free Concerts of Familiar Classics Across the State

The North Carolina Symphony (NCS) brings free music throughout the state this month with its annual Concerts in Your Community...
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Jun 18

Spotify Offers Managers, Artists Advances to License Music Directly to Its Streaming Service

Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to...
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Jun 18

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 5 Is Now Live

Eric Whitacre invites you to join your voice with thousands of others from around the world in Virtual Choir 5: Deep Field....
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Jun 18

Harmonicas for Better Health?

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects 30 million people in the United States, and smoking is the leading cause. Now,...
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Jun 18

Interest Grows in a Master of Choral Mystery and Power

Swiss composer Frank Martin's works are finding new advocates in the United States, among them the conductor Joe Miller, who...
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Jun 18

SpongeBob SquarePants, Glenda Jackson, and More Take Home Drama Desk Awards

The 2018 Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, The Government Inspector), took place on...
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Jun 18

Music Professor Wins 2018 Senior Researcher Award

A Kennesaw State professor of music and music education recently received the 2018 Senior Researcher award from the National Association...
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Jun 18

Personality Predicts Musical Preference

Past attempts to link personality to musical taste have foundered on the rocks of small sample sizes, culturally homogenous samples...
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Jun 18

Music to Their Ears: Why You Should Play Music for Your Children’s Developing Brains

Listening to, singing or playing music is something that humans are drawn to for personal reasons like self-exploration, social bonding and mood...
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Jun 18

Study Reveals Brains of Jazz and Classical Musicians Work Differently

A study published by the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in January found that musicians who...
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Jun 18

Music of the Streets: New York City’s Public Pianos

Spring is in full bloom, and in New York there's something else in the air: In parks and gardens, on...
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Jun 18

Listen to The Regrettes’ Cover of Hamilton’s ‘Helpless,’ the Latest in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Hamildrop Series

Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped "First Burn," an initial draft of the Hamilton ballad "Burn" as performed by five Elizas. The latest in his #Hamildrop...
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Jun 18

NAMM Foundation Grantee Spotlight: Anafima

ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across...
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May 18

A Revolutionary ‘Sinfonia’ Returns to the Philharmonic

"Sinfonia" of Luciano Berio (1925-2003) was commissioned by the Philharmonic for its 125th anniversary in 1968 and dedicated to Leonard...
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May 18

How Music Can Fight Prejudice

New research from Portugal reports schoolchildren around age 11 who learned about the music and culture of a faraway land expressed...
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May 18

DCPS Student Musicians Take Over The Kennedy Center

Student musicians from across the District had the chance to perform at the Kennedy Center this week as part of...
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May 18

D’Addario Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students in Their Free Long Island Lesson Program

Thanks to generous donations to the D’Addario Foundation’s Music Education for Girls Initiative, dedicated students in D’Addario’s free stringed instrument program...
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May 18

Americans for the Arts to Present Six Awards for Arts Leadership

Americans for the Arts announced today the recipients of the 2018 Americans for the Arts Leadership Awards. Given annually, these...
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May 18

Choral Composition Competition: The John Kuzma Young Composers Award

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado USA, is pleased to announce the Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award, for Excellence...
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