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Emmaus High School Students to Participate in All-State Honors Music Ensemble – East Penn School District

Emmaus High School students have achieved the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a spot in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival Music Ensembles. Each year, thousands of musicians from high schools across the state audition in their geographic area. Individually, the students perform …

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NWSA Jazz Ensemble selected for Essentially Ellington competition

NWSA students pictured (lr) are Gabriel Johnson, Ryan Goodman, Edward Lones and Andrew Lones.(Photo courtesy of New World School of the Arts) Led by Jim Gasior, Associate Professor of Jazz and Instrumental Studies at the New World School of the Arts, the NWSA Jazz Ensemble will return to compete in …

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Omega Ensemble announces the composers of CoLAB 2022

The Omega Ensemble Sydney has announced the participants for its CoLAB: Composer Accelerator 2022 program. They are Mark Holdsworth, Julia Potter, Christopher Healey, Sophie Van Dijk and John Rotar. Composers will work with Omega Ensemble throughout the year, benefiting from the guidance and mentorship of Australian and international composers including …

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Symphony Expands Educational Offering with Youth Wind Ensemble | Entertainment

San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (SBSYWE) is a new music education initiative of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra providing a stimulating and creative environment where young musicians can grow musically and holistically through performance. SBSYWE is an Aeolian Symphony for woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 14-21 from the …

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A concert of three returning ensembles at the SUNY Fredonia Choral Festival | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted Students, with accompanist I-Fei Chen, rehearsing on stage at the King Concert Hall during the 2020 Choral Festival. The return of an in-person concert at King Concert Hall featuring three Fredonia State University student ensembles will highlight the School of Music’s 11th Choral Festival …

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Seneca juniors qualify for national set – Butler Eagle

Seneca Valley juniors Allison Alexander and Elizabeth Hixon have qualified to compete in the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Bands. They were the only two choral students from Pennsylvania to qualify for the NAFME. Photo submitted Seneca Valley juniors Allison Alexander and Elizabeth Hixon have qualified to compete …

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A concert of three returning ensembles at the Fredonia Choral Festival

Students, with accompanist I-Fei Chen, rehearsing on stage at the King Concert Hall during the 2020 Choral Festival. The return of an in-person concert at the King Concert Hall featuring three student ensembles at SUNY Fredonia will highlight the School of Music’s 11th Annual Choral Festival on Saturday, February 19 …

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Free Young Student Latin Jazz Ensemble Launches in Charlotte | WFAE 90.7

JazzArts Charlotte has long strived to inspire the city’s youngest creatives through music education. Since its inception in 2009, the non-profit organization has, among other initiatives, organized workshops for youth ensembles, music camps and launched a music outreach program for local schools. “Music education for young people is extremely important …

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Lee’s Wind Ensemble Presents Moday Spring Concert

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will include group music from composers such as Charles Ives, Peter Meechan, …

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The Cross-Country Chamber Consortium Announces First Winner of its Black, Latinx And Indigenous Commission Award

In 2021, Atlanta Chamber Players (Atlanta), Decoda (New York), Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago), Musiqa (Houston) and SOLI Chamber Ensemble (San Antonio) announced the creation of a new consortium aimed at increasing diversity in modern chamber music repertoire. We are now proud to announce that Benjamin Horne has received his first-ever …

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Students call for severance of UC Davis conductor

Previously, Christian Baldini was temporarily fired without pay after substantiated allegations of sexual harassment towards an undergraduate student By JENNIFER MA — campus@theaggie.org Content Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment that some readers may find disturbing. In September 2017, a university investigation was conducted and revealed that Christian …

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Community Music School Announces Spring Programs and New Principal

Appalachian Community Orchestra Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the …

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Scottish Young Musicians launch ensemble competition — 4barsrest

A new ensemble competition open to local authorities, independent schools and marching bands has been launched in Scotland. A new competition festival to celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s best young musicians has just been launched. Young Scottish musicians are looking to crown their brass ensemble of the year. It is …

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Glass Marcano, the conductor who listens to rap

“I remember a concert. We were in the state I’m from, I was maybe 17, 18. We were in the middle of a symphony full of great energy, and a lot of character, it was Shostakovich’s seventh symphony. The director signaled the entrance with the trumpets; his face changed, it …

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Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra conductor Ron Wheeler looks back on 50-year career | Arts-and-theater

And although the majority of TYSO alumni may not make a living from music, the skills they have learned from being part of such an ensemble, as well as their appreciation for classical music, remain a part. lasting of their life. It is in recognition of Wheeler’s lifelong work in …

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Mansion Tours to Benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras | Local news

Schreiner Mansion Vacation Tours will benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras. All proceeds from these special tours will be used by the HCYO to help pay for music education programs for youth on the Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne HCYO campuses. The Schreiner Mansion, at 226 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, is …

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Chatham Baroque will present the Twelfth Night ensemble | Events of regional interest

On January 15, Chatham Baroque will present the early music ensemble Twelfth Night for “Flash and Elegance,” an exploration of the scintillating Italian sonatas of Caldara, Vivaldi and Lanzetti, with a particular emphasis on the cello da spalla. Over the past 31 years, Chatham Baroque has performed on stages around …

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auditions for High Point Youth Jazz Ensemble | Music

The High Point Arts Council is presenting a new Youth Jazz Ensemble program in the town of High Point and surrounding areas. The group will offer young musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate their talents! Auditions will take place on Monday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the …

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‘Christmas in the north of the country’ hits rugby | News, Sports, Jobs

Sue Sitter / PCT Dressed as a Christmas tree, Kat Perkins sings with her band at Rugby’s Tillman Hovland Auditorium on November 27. Kat Perkins and her orchestra returned to North Dakota for Christmas when they brought “A Christmas in the North of the Country” at Rugby’s Tillman Hovland Auditorium …

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Prominent country musicians shine at the Philharmonic Hall [PHOTO/VIDEO]

December 7, 2021 10:35 am (UTC + 04:00 am) 302 By Laman Ismayilova Prominent Azerbaijani musicians gathered at the State Philharmonic to celebrate the centenary of the Baku Academy of Music (BMA). The concert brought together professors and students from the Baku branch of Moscow State Medical University. Speaking at …

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Country star Keith Urban makes surprise visit to school in Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WZTV) – A group of high school students from Nashville were surprised Tuesday when Keith Urban stopped by for an unexpected visit! Urban met students from the Rock Band, Orchestra, Choir and Band programs at Hillwood High School. The 12 CMA Award winner answered questions about songwriting, performance …

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Mansion Tours to Benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras |

Schreiner Mansion Vacation Tours will benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras. All proceeds from these special tours will be used by the HCYO to help pay for music education programs for youth on the Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne HCYO campuses. The Schreiner Mansion, at 226 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, will …

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Upper Crust: Lima Symphony Orchestra conductor thrives on music

LIMA – One might assume that a conductor spent his childhood raised by parents or guardians, composers and classical musicians. We would be wrong in the case of Andrew Crust. The musical director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra only had family ties with one music maker: his stepfather, Terry, who …

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Two musicians from the All-State Mariachi Ensemble

Two McAllen High students secured places in the elite All-State Mariachi Ensemble. MISD Image – Advertising – Texas border affairs Andrew Trevino and Austin Rosalez are not only on the All-State roster, but they both won the first chair for their instrument in the Mariachi All-State Ensemble of the 2021 …

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Mariachi Ensemble Gives Music Students a New Way to Have Their Hearts in Chapman

Mariachi is a beloved musical tradition, the cheerful sound of Sunday brunch filling the air of Mexican restaurants, the music that marks celebrations ranging from birthdays to weddings across Mexico and the American Southwest. But for Chapman University students Erandi Sanchez ’22 and Lino Sanchez ’25, it’s family, life and …

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Announcement of the artists of the 12th edition of the “CMA Country Christmas”

Hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce are among the performers Just in time for the holidays, the Country Music Association unveiled performers for its 12th Annual Holiday Special, CMA Country Christmas. First-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will be joined by Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, …

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Westminster Wind Ensemble to be recognized | Community

NEW WILMINGTON – The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr R. Tad Greig, will be recognized in February as a showcase ensemble by the Collegiate Band Directors National Association at the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore, N. Maryland. Demonstration ensembles are selected by blind audition from a …

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The winner of the Concerto Competition will perform with the Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble rehearses in the Robert and Marilyn Maytum rehearsal room (photo by Benjamin Kohn). Exciting music and performances by soloists will highlight the final concert of the SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble’s fall semester, Wednesday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at the King Concert Hall. Dr. Paula Holcomb and …

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A concert like no other: Music for All by the Symphony Orchestra offers an interactive experience – News

Illinois State Senior Alex Hibbard-Brown has been playing cello with the Illinois State Symphony Orchestra since his first year. Although each school year the orchestra performs six cycles of concerts and plays some of the most difficult music in the orchestral repertoire, its favorite performance is the annual Musique pour …

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The NSU Percussion Ensemble to perform on November 8

The NSU Percussion Ensemble The Northwestern State University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are requested to follow university regulations and wear a mask at all times in the …

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Westminster Wind Ensemble to be Recognized as Flagship Ensemble at Conference | Lifestyles

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr R. Tad Greig, will be recognized as a showcase ensemble by the Collegiate Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) at the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in February 2022. Demonstration ensembles are selected by blind audition from a panel of …

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Q&A: Jamey Simmons, Conductor of the 2021 State Honors Jazz Ensemble – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Arranger, composer, trumpeter and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Masters in Jazz Music and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Simmons is currently Director of Jazz Studies …

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Sistema NB launches a campaign of 10,000 children

(Photo: Submitted by Sistema) A free program that teaches children to play musical instruments in an orchestral setting, unveiled its vision for 15 years. Sistema New Brunswick President and CEO Ken MacLeod said he has launched a $ 12 million campaign for 10,000 children. Currently, Sistema NB is available to …

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Township of Brighton student secures spot in national musical ensemble

BEAVER – Brighton Township resident Shannon Witkouski, an accomplished multi-instrument musician, has been selected as one of six percussionists from across the country to perform with elite high school talent at the ANHE concert (All-National Honor Ensembles) of the National Association for Music Education in 2021. Bande. Witkouski, a student …

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QueensSound Ensemble awarded $ 5,000 grant to the City Artist Corps

The classic and contemporary trio QueensSound Ensemble is one of 3,000 New York artists to receive $ 5,000 through the Subsidies to the city’s artistic bodies program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts and new York City Department of Cultural Affairs, with the support of the mayor’s …

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UH Wind Ensemble performs on stage for the first time in 20 months

After being sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hawaii at the Mānoa Wind Ensemble took the stage in person for the first time since March 2020. The band broadcast live his autumn concert, which was carried out at EUH Orvis Auditorium in Mānoa on October 10. All …

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Rockwall-Heath Wind Ensemble, JV Orchestra and Cain MS Symphonic Band win national awards – Blue Ribbon News

ROCKWALL, TX (October 5, 2021) Cain Middle School Symphonic Band, conducted by Preston Prior, has been named the winner of the 2021 National Citation of Excellence competition. This is the highest honor of this division. Only four groups have earned this distinction across the country. Rockwall-Heath High School Wind Ensemble, …

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Fredonia Wind Ensemble returns to live performances

Music composed by Leonard Bernstein for “West Side Story” featuring “Lincolnshire Posy,” considered Percy Grainger’s masterpiece for wind orchestra, will highlight the Fredonia Wind Ensemble concert on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. at the King Concert Hall. This will be the ensemble’s first public concert since March 2, 2019. …

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Music ensemble programs develop at UCCS

Kate marlett kmarlett@uccs.edu UCCS ensembles include string orchestras, jazz ensembles, and choral groups that perform as part of the Musical Honors Ensemble program through VAPA. Glen Whitehead has been with UCCS since 2000 and became the Music Program Director in 2006. Whitehead spoke about the ensembles presented at the Ent …

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Lee to present a wind ensemble concert on September 28

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will feature a diverse collection of composers, …

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Setting sun and rising stars: YSU Wind Ensemble makes its outdoor debut on September 15

Michael Butler, new Director of Groups at YSU The highlight is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, as the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble kicks off its 2021-22 concert season with a free outdoor performance on Harrison Common Field. This is the first concert under …

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Music: A string ensemble and a Latin band bring their music to Center Park | Free time

MANCHESTER – Suite Sounds, an ensemble of string and flute musicians from the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, perform at Center Memorial Park in Manchester city center today at 4.30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music which starts at 4:30 p.m. The performance is part of the MSOC …

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FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Wins 2021 Downbeat Student Award | FIU News

By Michelle Vires The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble recently received a Student Music Award from Pessimistic Magazinewidely recognized as the most prestigious publication in the field of jazz education. Directed by Associate Professor Lisanne Lyons, the group was named the 2021 DownBeat Winner for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Performance in the …

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musical director Louis Langree to leave after 2023-24 season

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will not seek to renew his contract beyond the end of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as Music Director of the Orchestra. Since taking office in 2013, Louis Langrée’s mandate has been marked by a daring program including a Pelléas Trilogy; …

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Heather Lofdahl appointed new musical director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra | Business

ABOVE – Dr Evan Feldman (right) will remain GSO’s Senior Guest Chief under the leadership of Heather Lofdahl (left) Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra Greensboro, NC (June 3, 2021) – The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is delighted to announce that Heather Lofdahl will now lead the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra (GSYO) …

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World-renowned conductor arrives in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Cleveland may be the city of rock, but a new leader in classical music is hoping to make the city the gold standard in classical music education. What would you like to know Carlos Kalmar is the new Director of Orchestral and Conducting Programs and Principal Conductor of …

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Johnstown Symphony Orchestra conductor wins Grammy, looks to the future

After years of bringing orchestral music to thousands of people and astonishing countless crowds with music, many in his place would think their job is done, but Grammy-winning conductor James Blachly is far from having completed her quest to symphonize the world. At just 41 years old, Blachly divides his …

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Oyster River High School Musicians Selected for National Honorary Ensemble

For immediate release DURHAM — Oyster River High School seniors Madeline Blandini and William Kandle have been selected to join “the best of the best” and performed last month at the National Association for music education. Blandini and Kandle were chosen for New Hampshire’s All State Music Educators Festival last …

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For the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, musical education is a priority

When Columbus Symphony principal violinist Joanna Frankel talks about the organization’s “crown jewel”, she is not referring to the opulent Ohio Theater, where the organization gives most of the concerts; or to a precious musical instrument; or even to a favorite piece from the classical repertoire. Instead, Frankel talks about …

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The conductor is imaginative, creative and far from the ordinary

NEW CONCORD – How do you describe Dr Laura Schumann? Creative? Imaginative? Whatever the word, as the Music Director and Conductor of the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, she has a way of doing things that are out of the ordinary in concert. For example, she asked a magician to make …

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Music bridges cultural divides: Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra conductor

Jonathan Der, professional violinist and associate conductor of the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra (RDYO), believes that music bridges many gaps around the world. Jonathan Der, professional violinist and associate conductor of the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra (RDYO), believes that music bridges many gaps around the world. With Music Director Stephen …

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Cincy’s conductor bows out

CINCINNATI – Gerry Doan shaped and refined the Cincinnati Community Orchestra for 35 years. But the orchestra’s beloved conductor will retire after one final show on Saturday. The orchestra’s free performances made classical music accessible in Greater Cincinnati, and Doan has been its guiding force. “It wasn’t that good when …

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Gustavus announces new symphony conductor

Ruth lin Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to announce the appointment of a new conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lu Lin. She will officially join the faculty and conduct the orchestra from September 1, 2010, however, Lin is already preparing for her new role at Gustavus and will …

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YORK RIVER CONDUCTOR DYES AT 61 – Daily Press

James Herbison, a talented Hampton Roads cellist and bandleader who touched many lives through his performance and teaching, died Monday at age 61 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Since 2006, Mr. Herbison has conducted the York River Symphony Orchestra, which performed regularly at the Yoder Barn Theatre. He performed …

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