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International Songwriting Competition July 20, 2015
e International Songwriting Competition (ISC) gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in merchandise and services. In addition to prizes, winners gain recognition, press, kudos and more career opportunities. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music.
Global “Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015”June 30, 2015
 The third edition of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation's Allianz Junior Music Camp will take place in Vienna, Austria, November 18–24, 2015. The camp provides an outstanding opportunity for ten young talented pianists up to 14 years of age from around the globe to become International Music Ambassadors and perform/work together with world-acclaimed pianist Lang Lang.  
USF-PAMA Piano Pedagogy SymposiumApril 21, 2015
 The University of South Florida (USF) School of Music in collaboration with the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and The Music Gallery present the second Piano Pedagogy Symposium “Touch and Tone in Mindful Pianists" on October 16 and 17, 2015, on the campus of USF. The symposium will focus on on awareness of the mind-body connection in learning, teaching and playing the piano. 
Some Kind of Spark Documentary DebutsApril 7, 2015
Some Kind of Spark is a feature-length documentary that follows five kids from New York City as they embark on the opportunity to study music in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP), a Saturday outreach program for kids from communities that are underserved in the arts.
Traditional Jazz Curriculum KitMarch 31, 2015
 The Jazz Education Network’s Traditional Jazz Curriculum Kit was distributed to attendees of the 2015 MTNA National Conference. It included a free package of materials in CD-ROM form and is the first-ever comprehensive curriculum for teaching New Orleans-based styles of jazz to student musicians, and includes lesson plans, teacher’s guides, music arrangements, audio tracks, video masterclasses and a classroom poster. JEN would like to make the kit available to all MTNA members.