D’Addario Foundation Announces Second Annual College Scholarship Fund Recipients

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the second round of recipients of their college scholarships. Ten students from Foundation grantee programs — nine of them being the first generation in their family to attend college — will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of college expenses. This brings the […]

World Home Jazz Orchestra Raises Funds for Frontline Responders with Unique Performance

In a one-of-a-kind performance, 17 top jazz musicians have come together from around the world, each playing their musical part from their homes while under quarantine. They represent 17 countries, covering all continents – U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, South Africa, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China, Japan and Australia. Together […]

Teen Musicians Take Action Amidst the Panic of the Pandemic

Strings4Smiles, a student-led, nonprofit organization with the focal mission of providing music opportunities for underprivileged youth primarily in New York, recently completed its newest project: the “Quaran-Teen Competition.” The project was in effort for youth to come together and thank first responders, essential workers, and healthcare workers for the paramount work they have been doing. […]

ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra announces 6th annual Commissioning Prize           

With the continuing success of its Commissioning Prize competition honoring former Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) Co-Music Director and ASCAP board member George Duke, the SJO is proud to announce its 6th annual ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize competition. The $5,000 prize is open to all direct ASCAP composer members, with a submission deadline of […]

Rovner Products Seeks to Relieve PPE Shortage in Maryland with Donations

Although Rovner Products’ production department had been idle since the end of March due to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 state mandate closing all non-essential businesses, in late April some of the company’s manufacturing equipment was redeployed. “In March, stories of desperate medical workers were all over the news, and we were horrified. We realized […]

Steinberg Offers Free Software for Making Music at Home

To encourage music makers to stay creative during these unprecedented times, Steinberg has designed the #StayHome Elements Collection so music makers can create in the comfort of their own home. From now until May 15, the collection is completely free to use for 60 days. Download link: https://bit.ly/2yhusk2 The #StayHome Elements Collection is a special package […]

Student Organization Launches ‘Worldwide Day of Gratitude’ to Honor COVID-19 Heroes

First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. For Worldwide Day of Gratitude, teachers and students of all ages, as well as the general […]