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Native Instruments releases PIANO COLORS in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments

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Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

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International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

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Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

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On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

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    • Native Instruments releases PIANO COLORS in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments

      Native Instruments today released PIANO COLORS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. PIANO COLORS reimagines the sonic capabilities of a grand piano by combining a curated library of samples, recorded with a range of extended playing techniques, with truly state-of-the-art modulation features. The extensive collection of […]

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    • Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

      Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the PX-S1100, the latest addition to the award-winning Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price class. […]

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    • International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

      Wales welcomes the choral world – virtually! The International Choral Festival Wales, the brain child of former Llangollen Music Director Eilir Owen Griffiths, will be welcoming the international choral world back to Wales in October – virtually! The online competition will take place on 30 October 2021 and will be the third iteration of the […]

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    • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

      A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. “For 75 years, Wenger Corporation has been producing innovative products for music education and has also expanded into performing arts and athletic […]

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    • On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

      We are deeply saddened to learn that our prolific, always informative and highly-entertaining contributor, Dr. Keith Mason, or “Doc” as his students called him, passed away last October, 2020. Coincidentally, that was an issue of Choral Director which contained one of his submissions, fittingly, on the cover, about his favorite musical, “The Sound of Music” […]

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    • artistpro, LLC Acquires MI/Education Trade Magazines

      Industry Publishing Veteran Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC acquires Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Choral Director, and JAZZed Magazines. MMR Editor of Two Decades Christian Wissmuller Continues as Executive Editor Terry Lowe, of Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced on June 23, 2021 that longtime music industry publisher and current […]

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    • Winners Announced of 11th Annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

      Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the 2021 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers, comprised entirely of YouTube video submissions. Entries for the 2021 competition were at an all-time high. Singers competed in two divisions: Art Song and Musical Theatre, with four age categories for each, children through college undergraduates. Hal […]

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    • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announced as Keynote Speaker for the NAMM Advocacy Summit

      Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current managing partner at Emerson Collective, will kick off NAMM’s Virtual Advocacy Summit with a discussion about leading change—and leadership during times of change. Gather online with NAMM members, music educators, parent advocates, and nonprofit and community organization leaders to strengthen music education advocacy to assure music […]

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    • Hal Leonard’s Virtual Music Education Summit Set for July 29-30

      Hal Leonard announced plans for its Virtual Music Education Summit on Thursday & Friday, July 29-30 2021. More details from Hal Leonard (www.halleonard.com and https://www.halleonard.com/EDUSummit/): As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we are all looking forward to rebuilding our music programs and engaging our students in class and at home. This free virtual music […]

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    • Notysing Music Notation Learning App Named EdTech Awards Finalist for 2021

      Stockholm, Sweden-based Doremir Music Research announced May 4 that its new app Notysing has been named a “Cool Tool Finalist 2021” in the global EdTech Awards. The educational app also received a 4.5 out of 5.0 star review by educators at the Educational App Store. More details from Doremir Music Research (www.doremir.com): The EdTech Awards […]

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    • Native Instruments releases PIANO COLORS in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments

      Native Instruments today released PIANO COLORS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. PIANO COLORS reimagines the sonic capabilities of a grand piano by combining a curated library of samples, recorded with a range of extended playing techniques, with truly state-of-the-art modulation features. The extensive collection of […]

      Read More
    • Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

      Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the PX-S1100, the latest addition to the award-winning Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price class. […]

      Read More
    • International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

      Wales welcomes the choral world – virtually! The International Choral Festival Wales, the brain child of former Llangollen Music Director Eilir Owen Griffiths, will be welcoming the international choral world back to Wales in October – virtually! The online competition will take place on 30 October 2021 and will be the third iteration of the […]

      Read More
    • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

      A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. “For 75 years, Wenger Corporation has been producing innovative products for music education and has also expanded into performing arts and athletic […]

      Read More
    • On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

      We are deeply saddened to learn that our prolific, always informative and highly-entertaining contributor, Dr. Keith Mason, or “Doc” as his students called him, passed away last October, 2020. Coincidentally, that was an issue of Choral Director which contained one of his submissions, fittingly, on the cover, about his favorite musical, “The Sound of Music” […]

      Read More
    • artistpro, LLC Acquires MI/Education Trade Magazines

      Industry Publishing Veteran Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC acquires Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Choral Director, and JAZZed Magazines. MMR Editor of Two Decades Christian Wissmuller Continues as Executive Editor Terry Lowe, of Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced on June 23, 2021 that longtime music industry publisher and current […]

      Read More
    • Winners Announced of 11th Annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

      Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the 2021 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers, comprised entirely of YouTube video submissions. Entries for the 2021 competition were at an all-time high. Singers competed in two divisions: Art Song and Musical Theatre, with four age categories for each, children through college undergraduates. Hal […]

      Read More
    • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announced as Keynote Speaker for the NAMM Advocacy Summit

      Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current managing partner at Emerson Collective, will kick off NAMM’s Virtual Advocacy Summit with a discussion about leading change—and leadership during times of change. Gather online with NAMM members, music educators, parent advocates, and nonprofit and community organization leaders to strengthen music education advocacy to assure music […]

      Read More
    • Hal Leonard’s Virtual Music Education Summit Set for July 29-30

      Hal Leonard announced plans for its Virtual Music Education Summit on Thursday & Friday, July 29-30 2021. More details from Hal Leonard (www.halleonard.com and https://www.halleonard.com/EDUSummit/): As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we are all looking forward to rebuilding our music programs and engaging our students in class and at home. This free virtual music […]

      Read More
    • Notysing Music Notation Learning App Named EdTech Awards Finalist for 2021

      Stockholm, Sweden-based Doremir Music Research announced May 4 that its new app Notysing has been named a “Cool Tool Finalist 2021” in the global EdTech Awards. The educational app also received a 4.5 out of 5.0 star review by educators at the Educational App Store. More details from Doremir Music Research (www.doremir.com): The EdTech Awards […]

      Read More
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    • JackTrip Foundation’s Push for Realtime Online Performance

      A look at the JackTrip Foundation’s plans to solve the remote group preformance problem for music educators and musicians.

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    • JamKazam Just May Save Ensembles in a Virtual Teaching World By Mike Lawson

      JamKazam founder David Wilson was a band kid growing up.

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    • Chromebooks in the Middle School Chorus Classroom

      What I’ve learned and how I’m using the Google system with my middle school choir students.

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    • Technology: Creation is Key

      Using technology to help students understand the process and passion of making music.

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    • Technology: Choral Software

      Software for the Choral Classroom.

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    • The ALIVE Project and You

      While giving a presentation in Stockholm for the Swedish chapter of the Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion in 2004, Allan Molnar stated, “Back in the 1980s, musicians began taking computers to gigs so they could replace live musicians with MIDI instruments. Now musicians can take computers to gigs and replace MIDI instruments with live […]

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    • Importing Files into Assessment Software

      I recently received an e-mail from Dan Franke, the principal of a private school in Audrey, Texas. Mr. Franke was requesting information on how to find software with which he could import music notation and audio files into an application for comprehensive assessments of his son’s daily practice. He explains, “My young son, 11, is […]

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    • Using Smart Phones for Music Education

      Have you ever had a teaching moment where you were lucky enough to have just the right tool to create magic? With the increasing array of musical apps for smart phones, that tool just might be already sitting in your pocket. Smart phone technology is making magic with a plethora of music applications or “apps.” […]

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    • The Magic of Handheld Digital Recorders

      In the world of handheld digital recorders, smaller is better and now it’s getting cheaper, too. This is great news for music educators who are looking to record their rehearsals, concerts, and lessons. Today’s handheld digital recorders can professionally record at a moment’s notice with instant, one-hand operation. There are even palm-size handheld digital recorders […]

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    • Audio Tools for Music Educators: Noise Cleaning Audio Enhancements

      We are all familiar with those dramatic “before and after” weight loss ads. Now just as dramatic results are available to everyday music educators with audio archives and performances we want to share via Internet blogs, podcasts, Web postings, CDs, and DVDs. While the recording industry has traditionally dealt with audio restoration, music educators have […]

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