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2017 Inside the Jazz Note Masterclass.  Christian McBride will lead the day along with our headlining artist composer and bandleader Maria Schneider. The Masterclass will take place at the Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music on Wednesday May 17th, 2017, 9:30am-5:00pm. Registration closes April 21. For information, email

2017 James Moody Jazz Scholarship For New Jersey. This $5,000 scholarship is for any graduating senior with demonstrated financial need who will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at a college/university within the United States. The submission deadline for the scholarship is June 5, 2017. Application Information

CONGRATUBest MusicLATIONS! South Orange / Maplewood has been selected as one of the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants Foundation). Read all about it here.


PLEASE HELP SAVE THE National Endownment for the Arts. Today it is clear that earlier rumors regarding the new federal budget are now factual. The FY2018 budget proposed by the President eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It is critical to contact your federal representatives and ask for their support. Urge your organization’s trustees, colleagues, and audiences to do the same. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE! Visit

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