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Jupiter Launches Banded Campaign
Jupiter Band Instruments has launched a new integrated marketing campaign that highlights the common ground shared by musicians, music educators, parents, retailers, and Jupiter. The story shows Jupiter’s brand values and how their role is aligned with music education, the lives of musicians, and the love of music. The Banded campaign tells the story of how people became active as a supporter or participant in music. The campaign will occur on a variety of platforms including print ad, videos, social media, and retailer merchandising, and events. Director of Marketing Mike Robinson notes that music “teaches discipline, teamwork, determination, empathy, social awareness, and a number of other great qualities worth embracing. Jupiter is happy to tell that story. (www.jupitermusic.com)(7/14)

New Products, Publications and other Resources

Jupiter Flute for Beginners
Jupiter Musical Instruments recently collaborated with several educators including Professor Barbara Gisler-Haase from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna to develop a new flute series to help beginning flutists. The Jupiter 509S and 510ES flutes solve ergonomic concerns with its Wave-Line design and shortened length, which keeps the headjoint in line with the body and promotes proper playing posture. The 509S model is designed for players from ages 5 to 8  and features assisted fingering key cups and a specially designed low D body without trill keys that reduce the flute’s weight. The 510ES model has trill keys, split E mechanism, and specialy engraved alignment indicators on the headjoint and body to ensure correct assembly and position. www.jupitermusic.com  (5/14)

Honors and Appointments

2014 Guggenheim Award
Jamie Baum, jazz flutist, has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim Memorial Found-ation awarded 177 Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Baum was chosen in the category of Creative Arts in the Field of Study of music composition from a group of almost 3000 applicants. (7/14)

San Francisco Conservatory Grants Honorary Doctorate
Composer, venture capitalist and philanthropist Gordon Getty was granted an honorary Doctor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in commencement ceremonies on May 23. Getty has pursued a career in classical composition while leading business ventures and giving millions of dollars in support of the arts and sciences through the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. His song cycles, operas, chamber music and works for chorus and orchestra have been performed in major venues around the world by ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra and many others. Getty, himself a former Conservatory student, delivered the commencement address to the class of 2014.

Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Flutist Annie Wu, a senior at Foothills High School in Pleasanton, California, has been named one of the 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts by a White House Commission. Wu, a student of Isabelle Chapuis, will attend Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, in a five-year dual degree program. Created in 1964, the program has honored more than 6,500 of the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/141-students-across-country-named-2014-us-presidential-scholars (7/14)

Oberlin Selects Dean
Oberlin Conservatory of Music has named Andrea Kalyn as its 13th permanent dean. The appointment, approved unanimously by the Oberlin Board of Trustees on February 11, completes a nationwide search. Kalyn has been associate dean at Oberlin since 2005 as the conservatory’s top administrator for academic affairs. She succeeds David H. Stull, who led the conservatory from 2004-2013. oberlin.edu (5/14)

Composition Competition
The New York Flute Club announces its second Flute Composition Competition. The first was held in 1948 and won by Eldin Burton for his Sonatina for flute and piano. Composers should send original works that are eight to fifteen minutes in duration, by September 15, 2014 to the New York Flute Club. Winners will be presented at the spring 2015 New York Flute Fair. Prizes: $1500, 1000, 500. For information: http://nyfluteclub.org/concerts-events-and-more/competitions/composition-competition (5/14)

Competition Winners
The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia announces the following winners of the Sixth Annual John and Helen Tomasone Memorial Young Artist Competition, which was held on March 14, 2014.

Junior Novice Division (11 and under)
1st Place: Evelyn Gerhart, student of Susanna Loewy
2nd Place: Susan Li, student of Rebecca Simon

Junior Advanced Division (12-14)
1st Place: Audrey Emata, student of Brad Garner
2nd Place: Laura Boyajian, student of Loren Lind
3rd Place: Emma Flinchbaugh, student of Lynne Cooksey
Honorable Mention: Fernanda Rojas, student of Renae Block
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Pascual, student of Michelle Cosgrove

Senior Division (15-18)
1st Place: Genevieve Hahn, student of Mindy Bowman
Honorable Mention: Devon Moll, student of Renae Block
Honorable Mention: Megha Nagaswami, student of Desirae Triplett

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