MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Pays Tribute to ‘West Side Story’

February 24, 2017

On February 24, 2017, the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, under the baton of Musical Director Bobby Sanabria, will pay tribute to the Broadway show that redefined the American musical, West Side Story, reimagined with an all new instrumental Latin jazz score.

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Wadada Leo Smith announces the first-ever CREATE Festival

Wadada Leo Smith announces the first-ever CREATE Festival, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music that will feature classic works alongside world premiere performances.

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Jazz at Princeton University Presents Spring 2017 Season

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents a diverse series spring 2017 season, March 5 – May 13, 2017.

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab

Students ages 14–18 are invited to spend a week in Boston with some of the best musicians in the country at New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab.

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NAMM Members to Return to Washington to Advocate forMusic Education

NAMM members will return to the nation’s capital this spring for the organization’s 13th Annual Washington, D.C. Fly In for Music Education, May 22-25, 2017.

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NAfME Opposes Rescinding of Transgender Guidelines for Schools

The National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) CEO and Executive Director Mike Blakeslee and President Denese Odegaard released the following statement expressing NAfME’s opposition to the Trump Administration’s rescinding of Title IX guidelines regarding transgender students.

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Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive 30K Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.

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2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo Lineup Announced

February 10, 2017

Seventeen songwriters and producers from all music genres will be among those who take the stage at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo.

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NAfME’s 2017 Student Composers Competition is Now Accepting Submissions

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the 2017 Young Composer Concert, held in Dallas, Texas, and the 2017 All National Honor Orchestra performance as part of the All National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) performances at Walt Disney World.

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Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Anounces Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.

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