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Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency
Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency

Bloomington, Indiana -Amjad Ali Khan, India's foremost classical musician, will visit Indiana University Bloomington through Oct. 22 as an artist-in-residence. His return is the result of a partnership between the Jacobs School of Music and the Madhusudan and …

2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced
2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced

Washington, District of Columbia -This evening at the DC Jazz Festival’s concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest h …

National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master David Baker
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National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master David Baker

Washington, District of Columbia -It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of David Baker, recipient of a 2000 NEA Jazz Masters award, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. A true jazz renaissance man, David Baker was activ …

Indiana University mourns David Baker, distinguished professor and jazz legend
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Indiana University mourns David Baker, distinguished professor and jazz legend

Bloomington, Indiana -The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened to announce the death of David N. Baker, distinguished professor of music and Jazz Studies Department chair emeritus, at the age of 84.Baker died peacefully Saturday, March …

Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School
David Dobrow Trust
Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received an $11.7 million gift from the estate of a former UCLA pre-med student with a fondness for classical music. The bequest from the David Dobrow Trust establishes an endowment that wil …

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 …

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