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  • Applications for NAMM Foundation’s President’s Innovation Award are Now Open

    Christian Wissmuller | October 18, 2022The application period for The NAMM Foundation’s President’s Innovation Award is now open. The annual award provides college music students focused on a career in music a stipend to attend The 2023 NAMM Show where they are invited to explore concepts, sessions, and technologies across music, pro audio, and entertainment technology. At The NAMM Show, […] Read More...
  • Fender Supports New Players with Limited Offer: Free Acoustic Guitar Bundle with Annual Fender Play Subscription

    Christian Wissmuller | October 18, 2022In the last few years, 16 million new players picked up the guitar. Fender is announcing a limited offer of guitars perfect for beginners to continue supporting this influx of new players. Starting October 14, Fender is offering a limited number of bundles that include a Fender Acoustic Starter Pack with the purchase of an […] Read More...
  • Bop Shop Records Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary with Special Series of Live Jazz Performances

    Christian Wissmuller | October 6, 2022Bop Shop Records, in Rochester, New York, opened its doors in 1982 and has been presenting live jazz (and other musical genres) for 34 years – well over 1,000 concerts since 1988. As it celebrates its 40th year, the record store and performance space is in the midst of presenting more than 40 concerts throughout […] Read More...
  • The NAMM Foundation Announces $482,500 in Grants to 23 Music-Making Programs

    Christian Wissmuller | September 22, 2022To advance its vision of creating a more musical world, The NAMM Foundation is providing grants to community music-making organizations that are serving as models for outreach and opportunities to make music. This year, a total of $482,500 is awarded to twenty-three programs, seventeen domestic and six international music organizations, each providing access to music-making […] Read More...
  • Lonnie Hamilton III to Receive Tip of The Hat Award at Charleston Jazz Gala

    Christian Wissmuller | September 20, 2022On October 14, 2022, Charleston Jazz will host the Keepin’ Jazz Alive gala, featuring an exceptional performance by award-winning trumpeter Sean Jones, members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, and students of the Charleston Jazz Academy. After enjoying an open bar and three–course seated dinner, attendees will participate in a paddle-raise auction with proceeds going directly […] Read More...
  • Little Kids Rock Rebrands to ‘Music Will’ With Goal of Reaching One Million More Kids in Next Five Years

    Christian Wissmuller | September 16, 2022Little Kids Rock, the largest nonprofit music program in U.S. public schools, today unveiled a bold new brand, Music Will, with artist support across a wide variety of genres from Slash and Usher to Hozier, Mavis Staples and Darryl DMC McDaniels. The 20-year-old national nonprofit aims to bring the gift of music to a million […] Read More...
  • Millions of U.S. Students Denied Access to Music Education, According to First-Ever National Study

    Christian Wissmuller | September 12, 2022Despite significant progress made in recent years to keep music and the other arts in U.S. public schools, millions of U.S. public school students still do not have access to these programs. This is according to recent findings by The Arts Education Data Project (AEDP), which provides the first-ever review of the status and condition […] Read More...
  • Keeping the beat: For 25 years, NJPAC’s ‘Jazz for Teens’ has Offered Young Musicians lessons, Performance Experience — and a Connection to Jazz History

    Christian Wissmuller | September 8, 2022by Jenifer Braun, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) When the multiple-GRAMMY-winning alto sax player and jazz composer Mark Gross was only 21 years old and starting out as a musician, he had a chance to tour with Lionel Hampton. As the youngest musician on the tour’s roster, he sat at the very back of the […] Read More...
  • Eastman School of Music Announces Christine Jensen as Assistant Profressor of Jazz and Contemporary Media

    Christian Wissmuller | September 7, 2022The Eastman School of Music recently announced Christine Jensen as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media. Saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has been described as “an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail. Christine will make the move from Montreal to […] Read More...
  • Music & Arts Launches ‘Music and You’ Brand Campaign

    Christian Wissmuller | August 26, 2022Music & Arts has launched its “Music and You” brand campaign, featuring print and video content appealing to the parents of young aspiring musicians. The campaign launched August 15th and communicates the message that playing an instrument is the key to a brighter future. As kids head back to school, many students and their families are […] Read More...
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