Community Happenings

To submit your community happenings announcement for consideration, please email details Joshua Gibson at [email protected]. Please send information at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Got talent?

The PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference is presenting the fourth-annual Student Celebration Showcase, Oct. 13, 2016, 7:30-9 p.m. in the Chocolate Ballroom at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. We’re turning the spotlight on the best of the best of  Pennsylvania’s public school students.

If you have an outstanding performing arts group or individual that you are proud of, from dance teams and jazz bands to orchestras and glee clubs, submit an application today, so we can showcase and celebrate your talented students. We are looking for energetic, entertaining student groups or individuals to perform for 10 minutes each as part of a celebration of public school students.Applications are due by June 15, 2016. Selected groups notified by July 12, 2016 (get the application here).

International Horn Symposium 2016

Hosted by the Ithaca College School of Music, the 48th International Horn Symposium welcomes you to Ithaca, New York from June 13-18, 2016. This year’s theme will be “The Natural Beauty of the Horn” to celebrate the natural scenery of the Ithaca area. Check back often for updates. Visit for more information

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty, administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

This year, the Fulbright Scholar Program is offering over 65 awards in the field of Art, including all specializations: Architecture, Art History, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Music, as well as the Visual and Performing Arts. Opportunities include:

  Canada: Research Chairs in Arts and Humanities
  China or Europe: Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art 
  Egypt: Visual and Performing Arts
  Guinea: Open to All Disciplines, with a preference for scholars in the Visual Arts and Dance
  Nepal: All Disciplines

For additional awards in the field of Art, please visit our discipline highlights webpage. There you will find award highlights and examples of successful projects in the Arts, as well as scholar testimonials which highlight the outcomes and benefits associated with completing a Fulbright Scholar grant.

 For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow this link: You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join our mailing list, My Fulbright, a resource for applicants interested in receiving program updates and application tips.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.

Please contact Beth Anderson at [email protected] or reach any of our regional program staff for more information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have on applying.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

Call for Papers and Presentations – Context Matters: The 6th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education – April 18-21, 2017, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England

The University of Florida and Birmingham City University will host the 6th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education in April 2017 at Birmingham City University in the UK. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together music education professionals worldwide to share the latest research, thought, and practice in music education assessment. We invite primary and secondary school music educators, higher education professionals and music education researchers, national, state and local education officials from across the world to join us in Birmingham.

Key Questions. The Key Questions for this symposium fall into two strands. They are:

Strand 1: Practice  What models, designs, and practices are most successful in assessing student achievement and skill in music in diverse educational systems?  In what ways are music educators using assessment data effectively to improve music teaching and learning?

Strand 2: Assessment in Context  How is music learning assessed in local, regional, state, national, and international contexts?  In what ways are assessment data analyzed to yield meaningful information in different contexts?  What forms, tools, or processes are used to assess and/or evaluate the practice of music teaching?  In what ways are reliability and validity influenced by assessment contexts?  What unforeseen and unplanned outcomes of assessment and evaluation have been observed?

Call for Papers and Presentations. We seek submissions for research papers, posters, panel discussions, and assessment practice papers that address the symposium theme and key questions. Details of the submission process and registration are available after October 15, 2015 at Submissions are due by Friday, September 2, 2016. Proposals can be considered for session presentation or the Symposium poster session or both. All submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel of prominent music educators, and notifications will be completed by October 21, 2016. Early submissions are encouraged.

Penn State School of Theatre is proud to announce S.T.A.T.E.!

An intensive two-week musical theatre summer program for high school students entering 10th – 12th grades in the Summer of 2016.

DATES: JUNE 26 – JULY 9, 2016
COST: $1850 (Covers instruction, housing, food, program materials, field trips, and activities)


For more information, visit

The Dalcroze Society of America welcomes you to its 2016 National Conference and PreConference Symposium on Flow in Performance. We are pleased to announce that online registration is now open for this event, which will take place at Westminster Choir College, Rider University, in Princeton NJ the week of June 20 – 24 this summer. The theme for this year’s event is: FLOW IN PERFORMANCE: THEORIES/PRACTICES. For more information, please click on the information tab. DSA Conference Information

A one day intensive workshop where the nation’s foremost clinicians guide students to realize their potential and develop their skills and perspectives July 8, 2016 North Hills High School Pittsburgh, PA Check-in 8:30 to 9am Session from 9am to 1pm Reserve Space online at or by calling 800-264-1121 T-Shirt and Workbook included with registration; directors attend free Call about Group rates for with 10 or more students. For more information click here

2016 TGW Registration is Here!
Application is online – finally! 
2016 Teaching Guitar Workshops PR Use
Here’s the skinny: this summer we’ll be holding Teaching Guitar Workshops – in our opinion the most awesome PD experience for school music teachers – in a city near you! We’ve got the grad credits, we’ve got the clock hours, we’ve got books and guitar accessories free with the tuition and we’ve got clinicians who will knock your socks off. Now we need you!
There will be a workshop in Pittsburgh July 18-22 at North Hills Middle School in Ross Township.  For more information, contact Heidi Kohne.
We’ll be training school music teachers from Elementary, Middle School, High School – even University. While you’re their you’ll learn the skills and proven techniques to start or expand a classroom guitar program. No previous guitar experience necessary. 

Attention Creative Individuals — We Want You!
The National PTA is currently looking for reviewers to participate in the 2015-2016 Reflections Arts Awards program. This year’s theme, Let Your Imagination Fly, has ignited amazing artwork from students around the country. and we need your help!
We are seeking creative professionals, like yourself, with a focus in the areas of:
  *   Dance Choreography
  *   Film Production
  *   Literature
  *   Music Composition
  *   Photography
  *   Visual Arts
Adjudication will take place online and will be from March 14-28. If you are interested in being a judge for the National PTA Reflections Arts Awards program, review this call for reviewers<>
and complete the National PTA Reflections judge interest form<>.
To explore additional recognition opportunities for support organizations<>, contact [email protected]<mailto:Ref[email protected]>.

Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Music CampThe Music Department at the University of Valley Forge (UVF) is offering a 5-day comprehensive Summer Music Camp for students entering grades 7–12.

Each day begins at 8 am with a 30-minute session of community worship and devotions, followed by six sessions that include classes and rehearsals. Optional private lessons are offered at an additional fee of $50.

Fun evening recreational activities will be held on and off-campus and will include games, bowling, a movie night, and a trip to Arnold’s Family Fun Center.

Students will complete a written music placement exam and audition on the first day of camp to determine class and ensemble assignments.  Each student will participate in at least one ensemble performance on the last day of camp.

The following are just some of the benefits you will receive by attending UVF’s Summer Music Camp:

Performance opportunities are also an important part of the camp experience.  Based on enrollment, one or more ensembles will be formed for the week (i.e., Wind Ensemble, Choral Ensemble, Worship Teams, etc.).  Each student will perform in at least one of the ensembles on the last day of the camp.

The Summer Music Camp at UVF will be a unique, fun, and memorable experience because it will provide opportunities to develop your musicianship skills in the context of a Christian camp environment. Prepare yourself for the best week of the summer!

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