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One O'Clock Lab Band Marks Its 53rd Yearly Recording with "Lab 2019," Set for November 22 Release by North Texas Jazz
One O'Clock Lab Band Marks Its 53rd Yearly Recording with "Lab 2019," Set for November 22 Release by North Texas Jazz

Denton, Texas -The University of North Texas's renowned One O'Clock Lab Band maintains its uncanny aptitude for both timeliness and timelessness with the November 22 release of Lab 2019 (North Texas Jazz). The latest installment in an annual series tha …

Sixth Annual Blues Conference Brings Musicians, Scholars to Campus on Oct. 4
Sixth Annual Blues Conference Brings Musicians, Scholars to Campus on Oct. 4

University, Mississippi -The sixth annual International Conference on the Blues brings both legendary entertainment and academics to Delta State University on Friday, Oct. 4, including a celebration of the gospel roots of the blues with The Como Mamas and visiti …

Grammy winner, jazz advocate Arturo O’Farrill joins UCLA music faculty
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Grammy winner, jazz advocate Arturo O’Farrill joins UCLA music faculty

Los Angeles, California -Arturo O’Farrill, a six-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer and music educator, has been appointed professor of global jazz studies and music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His teaching will focus on performance and compositi …

Grammy winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies
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Grammy winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies

Los Angeles, California -Terence Blanchard, a six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator who in 2019 received an Oscar nomination for best original score for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” has been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in J …

NAMM Delegation Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.
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NAMM Delegation Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

Washington, District of Columbia -More than 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists descended on the nation’s capital this week to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education progr …

Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate
Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate

Washington, District of Columbia -A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunc …

Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project
Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project

Bloomington, Indiana -The First Recordings from China Project, now underway thanks to $90,000 in funding from The Tang Research Foundation (TRF), is centered on 400 phonograph cylinders held by Indiana University Libraries’ Archives of Traditional Music. …

Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Los Angeles, California -Eileen Strempel, opera singer and professor of voice in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been named inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, effective July 8. “The Herb Alpert School of …

University of Pittsburgh Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair & Director of Jazz Studies
University of Pittsburgh Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair & Director of Jazz Studies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -The University of Pittsburgh has named Nicole M. Mitchell, an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator, as its William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, effective July 1, 2019.Mitchell also will be th …

UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive re-opens following renovation
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UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive re-opens following renovation

Los Angeles, California -Grand re-opening celebration to feature ‘Documenting the Sounds of Africa,’ a free day-long symposium and concert. Already home to a world-renowned collection of materials dedicated to the study of musical traditions from …

University of Chicago to Build Expanded Center in Paris Designed by Studio Gang
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University of Chicago to Build Expanded Center in Paris Designed by Studio Gang

Chicago, Illinois -Facility to support growing opportunities for education, research and scholarly engagement The University of Chicago will expand its presence in Paris through the construction of a new building designed by …

University of Chicago Opens Hong Kong Campus
University of Chicago Opens Hong Kong Campus

Chicago, Illinois -New site features restored heritage buildings located on historic Mount Davis University of Chicago today officially opened The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University …