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  • NEC Announces Winter-Spring 2023 Concerts Featuring Expansive Programming Across Genres

    Christian Wissmuller | February 1, 2023New England Conservatory (NEC) announces an expansive winter-spring season of performances, featuring a diverse roster of ensembles and programming. Ensembles large and small perform in NEC’s world-class venues, including Jordan Hall and the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.   Highlights in the classical music departments include piano and First Monday concerts celebrating the 100th birthday of […] Read More...
  • Eastman School of Music to Host the Inaugural Context Conference: Contextualizing Equity and Inclusion in Music

    Christian Wissmuller | January 31, 2023Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester, is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Context Conference 2023: Contextualizing Equity and Inclusion in Music on November 3-4, 2023, in Rochester, NY. Conference Host Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Eastman, along with Dr. Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Chair […] Read More...
  • Pearl Corporation Announces Opening of 2023 Scholarship Application

    Christian Wissmuller | January 27, 2023Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its third annual college scholarship, “Musicians Making A Difference,” which will award two $5,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact change in themselves, their community, and those around them. “I am beyond grateful to have been selected a recipient of the […] Read More...
  • Fender Play Foundation & USC’s Research Showcase Importance of Music Education On Adolescent Mental Health

    Christian Wissmuller | January 27, 2023The latest USC research on the impact of music education shows that for adolescents, the benefits appear to extend beyond a surge in neural connections in their brains. It actually boosts their wellbeing. The study published Wednesday by the journal Frontiers In Psychology comes just weeks after voters statewide approved Prop. 28 to increase funding […] Read More...
  • Gibson Gives TEMPO Nashville Live Music Venue Program

    Christian Wissmuller | January 27, 2023Gibson Gives–the charitable arm of the iconic, American instrument brand Gibson–has announced its TEMPO program will offer ONEbox™ opioid emergency response kits–which contain two doses of the opioid reversal medication Naloxone (Kloxxado®)–to 72+ live music venues in the Nashville, TN metro area. The new life-saving TEMPO Nashville Live Music Venue Program was announced earlier Today, Thursday, January […] Read More...
  • United Sound’s ‘Composer Project’ Eliminates Barriers Schools Face in Performing Works by Composers from Minoritized Communities

    Christian Wissmuller | December 8, 2022  United Sound, a not-for-profit organization that provides students with disabilities equal access to the musical performing arts, has launched a bold, new initiative designed to break down barriers school music programs face in performing works by composers from minoritized communities. The Composer Project actively assists emerging composers of classical and jazz music and related […] Read More...
  • The Charleston Jazz Orchestra Announces 15th Season

    Christian Wissmuller | December 7, 2022Known around the world as ambassadors of Charleston’s rich musical heritage, the 18-member Charleston Jazz Orchestra has unveiled their monumental 15th season. This world-class ensemble, led by Maestro Robert Lewis, presents unparalleled big band performances in the Holy City. The series of six concerts at the Charleston Music Hall offers both 5pm and 8pm show […] Read More...
  • Smoke Jazz Club Begins 2023 with 80th B-Day Celebrations for Al Foster and Billy Harper, 10th Annual Coltrane Festival, and More

    Christian Wissmuller | December 7, 2022Described as “the most genuine, congenial and best-run jazz club in the city (Huffington Post),” New York’s Smoke Jazz Club kick-starts 2023 with a stellar line-up of some of jazz’s greatest artists during the month of January. SMOKE honors two octogenarians with special birthday celebrations: saxophonist Billy Harper and drummer Al Foster. Master trumpeter and pianist Nicholas Payton is joined by two of […] Read More...
  • Donner Holds Symposium at Berklee College of Music, Supporting Music Education

    Christian Wissmuller | December 7, 2022  Donner hosted an afternoon-long event in Boston on Nov. 17 that featured a concert and symposium on Musicianship & Technology with Berklee College of Music faculty. The free, pop-up event started with a concert/jam session before heading into a symposium on Musicianship & Technology, featuring several Berklee School of Music faculty, including drummer Mark Walker, […] Read More...
  • USC Thornton School of Music: Assistant Professor of Practice, Jazz Studies

    Christian Wissmuller | December 6, 2022The University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Practice in Jazz Studies. This is a full-time, non-tenure track (RTPC), benefits-eligible appointment for an initial period of three years.  Renewal beyond the initial three-year period of appointment is possible, at the discretion of the Thornton Dean. […] Read More...
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