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In late May, nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists joined together to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. As part of the NAMM Advocacy Fly-In, held May 22-24, the delegation met with Members of Congress and other policy stakeholders to reinforce the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education.

Read more: 2017 NAMM Advocacy Fly-In

People

Italian Speaker Imports (I.S.I. / FBT U.S.A.) has announced the addition of Chris Grajewski as its new director of sales.

Read more: Italian Speaker Imports Names Grajewski Director of Sales

Supplier Scene

Lighting designer Peter Therrien of JDI Productions has captured the good feelings on Flogging Molly’s current U.S. and European tour with a colorful light show created with CHAUVET Professional Rogue and Legend fixtures.

Read more: CHAUVET Professional Illuminates Flogging Molly on Tour

Supplier Scene

Borås Stadsteater, a municipality-owned theater, has invested in KLANG: Technologies and replaced its outdated PA system with an Alcons LR7 system, as well as a new Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system.

Read more: Borås Stadsteater Invests in KLANG: Technologies

Supplier Scene

Flor de Toloache has joined the D'Addario artist family. The band, formed in 2008, are Latin Grammy nominees and made New York City history as the city's first and only all-women mariachi group.

Read more: Flor de Toloache Joins the D'Addario Artist Family

Upfront

As part of an ongoing series of research projects that the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has funded, the leading association for music educators has awarded two new research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education.

Read more: NAfME Awards Two, Two-Year Research Projects

Supplier Scene

Audio-Technica has released a new video called "Circle of Music," featuring Judah and the Lion, to highlight the versatility of the ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones.

Read more: Audio-Technica Release 'Circle of Music' Video

Supplier Scene

Animals as Leaders has minimalized the number of fixtures on their floor package for their 22-city with the help of lighting designer Victor Zeiser. Zeiser, who owns Squeek Lights, put together a lean rig that includes two strobes, three batten fixtures and four Maverick MK2 Spots from CHAUVET Professional.

Read more: Animals as Leaders Use Fixtures from CHAUVET Professional On Tour

Supplier Scene

Yamaha Corporation of America and Schmidt's Music have donated instruments to Workman Middle School in Pensacola, Florida to replace a number of instruments that were destroyed in a fire this May.

Read more: Yamaha and Schmidt's Music Donate Musical Instruments Workman Middle School

Supplier Scene

The London nightclub Cargo recently installed some CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ fixtures into the venue with help from London-based installation specialists Halo Lighting.

Read more: Cargo Installs CHAUVET Professional Fixtures

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