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  • Winners Announced of 11th Annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

    Frank Hammel | May 17, 2021Hal 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

    Frank Hammel | May 12, 2021Arne 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...
  • jj Babbitt Co. Under New Ownership

    Frank Hammel | May 7, 2021ELKHART, IN – The jj Babbitt Company, Inc., 2201 Industrial Parkway, announced May 7 that it is under new ownership. The 102-year-old manufacturer of mouthpiece brands Meyer, Otto Link, Hite and many others for saxophones and clarinets will remain in Elkhart, Indiana indefinitely, according to an announcement by Steve Rorie, president and new owner, along […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard’s Virtual Music Education Summit Set for July 29-30

    Frank Hammel | May 6, 2021Hal 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

    Frank Hammel | May 4, 2021Stockholm, 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...
  • New England Conservatory Announces 2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for its 150th Commencement Ceremony

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021Boston’s New England Conservatory announced plans for its 150th commencement ceremony. It’s set for May 23, and a streamed pre-commencement concert will showcase graduating NEC students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 22. Mavis Staples, gospel and soul singer, is the commencement speaker. Those receiving honorary degrees include Carl J. Atkins, Founding […] Read More...
  • Vax4Live Coalition Pushes for Vaccine Awareness and the Safe Return of Live Events

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021USA – The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and several partners with a big stake in the safe return of live events are launching a campaign for vaccine awareness. It’s called Vax4Live. More details from Vax4Live (www.vax4live.org): The live events industry has been shuttered for 13 months, and the results have been devastating. Clubs have […] Read More...
  • Music & Arts Acquires Be Part of the Music

    Frank Hammel | April 19, 2021Music & Arts has announced the acquisition on March 17, 2021, of Be Part of the Music, a nationally renowned music education advocacy organization led by Scott Lang and Andrew Hrynyshyn. Now under the umbrella of Music & Arts, the free services offered by Be Part of the Music will be more accessible to music educators […] Read More...
  • Sheet Music Direct Surpasses One Million Available Sheet Music Arrangements

    Frank Hammel | April 19, 2021Sheet Music Direct the online sheet music service powered by the world’s largest sheet music publisher, Hal Leonard, recently announced that the company has now surpassed 1 million available sheet music arrangements, with a total catalog of over 1.1 million arrangements available for instant download or streaming. This continued expansion of their catalog further cements […] Read More...
  • MMR, Sister Publication to Choral Director, Donates Archive to the NAMM Resource Center

    Frank Hammel | April 15, 2021Timeless Communications president Terry Lowe donated the archives of SBO sister publication Musical Merchandise Review magazine to NAMM’s Resource Center. MMR's first issue was published in 1879. Read More...
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