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Choral Conductor Noble named Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME

June 30, 2012

Weston Noble, internationally acclaimed choral conductor and music educator and Professor Emeritus at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has been designated a Lowell Mason Fellow.
Lowell Mason (1792-1872) is credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools and establishing teacher training in music education.

New Music Ed Standards & Assessment Site

MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website (online at www.musicstandards.org).

New Releases: General Concert Selections

September 28, 2010

While past columns have largely focused on tried-and-true selections, this is the second of five articles featuring releases from 2009 and 2010. Each column will highlight a variety of voicings and difficulties, but will have a unified theme. The last issue featured new releases for holiday concerts, while this one focuses on general concert works […]

2009, September

September 30, 2009

Sensaphonics Upgrades Earphones with Field-Replaceable CableSensaphonics Hearing Conservation, manufacturer of custom earphones for in-ear monitoring, has released field-replaceable cables for its ProPhonic 2X-S and 2MAX dual-driver custom earphones. Designed by Sensaphonics Japan, the new cables are a tour grade, dual-conductor design, featuring a memory-wire insert at the earpiece end and a split adjuster (zipper) to […]

Fight For Your Music Program

July 28, 2009

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Web site, “At least 47 states faced or are facing shortfalls in their budgets for this and/or the next year or two. Combined budget gaps for the remainder of this fiscal year and state fiscal years 2010 and 2011 are estimated to total more than $350 […]

2009, January

January 23, 2009

The City Choir of Washington Hosts World PremiereThe City Choir of Washington’s second season will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grammy Award-winning conductor, Robert Shafer and his many contributions to the Washington, D.C. area’s musical vitality. Shafer, who was recently honored for his 25 years as Artist-in-Residence at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, […]

Learning Through Music

July 6, 2007

Every music educator’s dream would be a school that put music at the center of the curriculum and coordinated the rest of the coursework with the music department. Perhaps in Math class the concept of fractions would be taught in the form of time signatures, History would provide a context for learning about the great […]

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