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SAVVY Musician In Action Arts Entrepreneurship Workshop ScholarshipsNovember 19, 2015
 The University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia is hosting an annual arts entrepreneurship workshop called the Savvy Musician in Action June 7–12, 2016. It is a week-long hands-on experience designed around helping musicians maximize income and impact by collaborating with others and designing an arts-based business from the ground up.
Holiday Gift from Jim Brickman- Complimentary Tickets for You and Your Students!October 27, 2015
 Popular, contemporary pianist Jim Brickman is embarking on his annual nationwide holiday tour, Comfort & Joy, and to encourage student pianists, he is making available a limited number of complimentary tickets for this event. 

   Brickman's performances are filled with humor and passion. His unique pop style is a favorite of piano students, especially teens. Each year, he receives numerous letters from young musicians inquiring about his style and thanking him for the inspiration. 

   For a chance to win a free ticket for you and one of your students, please fill out the form linked here. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners will be contacted prior to the performance, and will receive an e-mail with a printable ticket to bring to the box office at the venue.

2016 Best Communities For Music Education SurveyOctober 15, 2015
Music teachers and school administrators are invited to complete the 2016 Best Communities for Music Education survey between now until January 30, 2016. Throughout the survey’s 17-year history, many districts have reported that making the “Best Communities” list supports efforts to preserve and advance their music education programs.
Call For Proposals: International Conference On Brazilian Contemporary MusicSeptember 25, 2015
 Proposals are now being accepted for Paper Presentations and Performances for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Brazilian Contemporary Music. The Conference Program not only offers discussions on particular aspects of Brazilian prolific music gestures, but also provides an opportunity to share insights on the intricacies and unparalleled development of world music today. It will be held in Campinas/SP, Brazil on March 16–19, 2016, and will focus on two of the most important living composers in Brazil: Ronaldo Miranda and Paulo Costa Lima.
Some Kind of Spark Documentary ScreeningsSeptember 22, 2015
 From the award-winning director of Note By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037), comes Some Kind of Spark. The documentary is an intimate look at inner-city kids in a music outreach program at Juilliard. Filmed over a 3-year period, the documentary follows the students and their dedicated teachers, capturing their budding and profound relationships as they build upon every lesson.