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Graduate Teaching Assistantship
West Virginia University School of Music is accepting applications for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Flute for fall 2017. For information:  [email protected]  11/16

Industry News
Eastman Music to Distribute Backun Clarinets
Eastman Music Company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Backun Music Services, manufacturer of clarinets and woodwind accessories. The Backun line joins the Eastman family of instruments, which includes Eastman, Haynes, and S.E. Shires. 11/16

Vandoren Opens Chicago Advisory Studio
Vandoren has officially opened its Musician’s Advisory Studio in Chi­cago. The grand opening was held on September 20 with numerous local artists and teachers in attendance. After years of success at the New York studio and a successful launch of the LA studio in January of this year, Vandoren’s Chicago studio provides musicians with a space to rehearse, hang out, and try products. DANSR president Michael Skinner commented that “Not only can these studios be used by any clarinetist or saxophonist for trial purposes, but it serves as a great research base for us. Some of our best products have come from the hundreds of musicians we see at our studios.” The new studio is located at 818 W. Evergreen. Those interested in setting up an appointment can contact [email protected].  11/16

J.W. Pepper Acquires RBC
J.W. Pepper & Sons acquired RBC Music Company, a sheet music distributor and publisher serving band, orchestra, choir, and classroom teachers. RBC Music will become a part of Pepper’s network of stores, serving customers across the United States. Under manager Don Bierschenk, RBC will continue to serve customers from their store in San Antonio and will have the availability of the Pepper Distribution Centers to assist in fulfilling orders unavailable in the San Antonio store.

New Products and Publications

New App from Buffet Crampon
Buffet Crampon has introduced a new educational app, PlayWind. The app is designed to instruct beginning through advanced clarinet and saxophone students through video tutorials created by Buffet Crampon Artists from around the world. Plans are in the works to expand to all wind instruments. The mobile and web versions are also available at the Apple and Android app stores. 11/16

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News
Juilliard President to Step Down
Joseph W. Polisi, Juilliard’s sixth and longest-serving president announced that he will step down at the end of June 2018. Polisi will have been in office for 34 years. Some highlights from his tenure include the creation of Historical Performance and Jazz Studies programs, a major renovation and expansion of the Juilliard building, and various digital educational initiatives.

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