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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Formally Approved by UC Board of Regents
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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Formally Approved by UC Board of Regents

Los Angeles, California -The University of California Regents voted today to formally establish the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and campus officials named an interim dean for the first music school in the UC system. Judi Smith, dean and vice provost …

Mississippi Arts Commission Re-launches Mississippi Folklife As Digital Publication
Mississippi Arts Commission Re-launches Mississippi Folklife As Digital Publication

Jackson, Mississippi -A new project of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts program, Mississippi Folklife re-imagines its earlier print publication established in 1927 by the Mississippi Folklore Society, as a digital journal featuring …

2016 NEA Jazz Masters: Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced
2016 NEA Jazz Masters: Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced

Washington, District of Columbia -The National Endowment for the Arts will honor four jazz leaders – three musicians and an advocate – with the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters award for their significant accomplishments in the field. This year’s honorees range from fiery saxophoni …

Mississippi Blues Commission Designates B.B. King Secretary of State of the Blues
Mississippi Blues Commission
Mississippi Blues Commission Designates B.B. King Secretary of State of the Blues

Jackson, Mississippi -The Mississippi Blues Commission has designated music legend B.B. King as Mississippi’s Secretary of State of the Blues. One of the most renowned musicians in the world, King passed away in May of 2015. Mississippi is the first and …

UCLA Moves Forward to Formally Establish Independent Herb Alpert School of Music
UCLA Moves Forward to Formally Establish Independent Herb Alpert School of Music

Los Angeles, California -Following a comprehensive review and approval by faculty leaders and administrators, UCLA is asking the University of California to formally establish the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as the UC system’s first independent music school …

Steinberg Is Founding Member of New W3C Music Notation Community Group
Steinberg Is Founding Member of New W3C Music Notation Community Group

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany -Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is proud to be a founding member of a new community group formed under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to develop and maintain format and language specifications for notated music use …

Delta Blues Museum Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Delta Blues Museum Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Clarksdale, Mississippi -Mississippi's oldest music museum to mark milestone with events throughout 2014 The Delta Blues Museum marks its 35th year on January 31st, with celebrations continuing throughout the year. Throughout the weekend, the museum will o …

Guitarist Dave Stryker Appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Faculty
Jimmy Katz
Guitarist Dave Stryker Appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Faculty

Bloomington, Indiana -The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Dave Stryker will join its faculty as adjunct lecturer in jazz guitar this fall. Stryker was voted one of the Top Ten Guitarists in the 2001 "DownBeat" Reade …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz
National Endowment for the Arts Announces the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, all unique in their approaches to jazz. Whether it's Richard Davis and Keith Jarrett bringing their jazz background into other musical genres such as classic …

Roland Announces New President Mr. Jun-ichi Miki
Roland Announces New President Mr. Jun-ichi Miki

Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 2013 — Roland Corporation Japan announced today that Mr. Jun-ichi Miki will assume the role of president effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Miki joined Roland Corporation in 1977 and began his dynamic career working in …

The Grammy Foundation® Announces 2013 Grammy® Signature Schools
The Grammy Foundation® Announces 2013 Grammy® Signature Schools

Grants Awarded to 10 Top U.S. Public High Schools for Music Excellence Including Six Enterprose Awards Granted to Economically Underserved Schools Supported in Part by Best Buy, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Hot Topic Foundation Sp …

USPTO Includes Bob Moog in 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announcement
USPTO Includes Bob Moog in 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announcement

Inductees include inventors of plasma displays, modern synthesizers, cellular technology March 27, 2013, Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fa …