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QuaverMusic is a comprehensive, fully-digital music curriculum. It’s easy to learn, ready to use, and seriously fun! Packed with engaging content, QuaverMusic meets NCAAS and State music standards. Highly interactive technology and user-friendly navigation make teaching and learning easier. QuaverMusic brings music education to life in over 18,000 schools, with four million students. Educators can meet the needs of their individual classes by utilizing our customization tools. QuaverMusic teachers are supported year-round with standards-aligned lessons, professional development and training opportunities, implementation services, and ongoing customer support.


Towson University’s Music Education program is recognized as leader in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Our program boasts a 100% placement rate of music education graduates over the last five years.  Towson offers future music educators a program focused on authentic, hands-on experiences.  TU music education students observe and participate in music classes at area public schools early in their studies. These experiences, combined with coursework, performance opportunities, and participation in the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education, allow students to have an immediate impact on the music education profession. Towson University offers undergraduate Music Education degrees in Instrumental or Vocal/General as well as a Master of Science in Music Education. A combined degree in music education and performance is also available.

The Maryland State Boychoir was founded in 1987 by Frank Cimino (Director Emeritus) with fourteen boys and a vision to create an organization where boys of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds could join together to sing beautiful music. Thirty-six years later his vision continues to flourish under the direction of one of his former choirboys, Stephen Holmes (Artistic Director). MSB's repertoire spans from the Renaissance through contemporary periods, spiritual, gospel, and world music.

As a choral organization, our goal is to develop musical and social skills in a fraternal community. All MSB choristers receive instruction in music theory, private voice lessons, and ensemble singing.  The MSB is comprised of five individual choirs: Tour Choir, Concert Choir, Young Men's Choir, Treble Choir, and Resident Training Choir. 

The University of Maryland School of Music is fiercely dedicated to the highest standards of artistic and scholarly excellence; diversity in curriculum and programming; robust engagement with our region, nation and world; entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving; and the creation of an inclusive, open and welcoming community. In conjunction with the traditions of our past, the School of Music embraces the ever-changing world in cultivating a new generation of artist citizens who will showcase the power and potential of the performing arts.

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George Mason University's Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music is recognized internationally for its innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit. Offering a wide array of academic programs, enterprising scholars and teachers, and a student body representing 135 countries and all 50 states, we guide our students to become responsible musical citizens possessing the highest levels of idealism, passion, and distinction. The combined experience of our faculty in solo, chamber, symphonic, jazz, operatic, contemporary, and world music is extensive. Our proximity to Washington D.C. affords our students access to one of the most culturally rich communities of performers, educators, and academics in the world. We are proud of the musical depth, academic rigor, and diversity of opportunities we offer our music students.

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Hal Leonard LLC is an American music publishing and distribution company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker. Currently headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the largest sheet music publisher in the world.

Peripole Music has been a manufacturer and direct factory to school supplier of musical instruments for general music education since 1945. Peripole is the exclusive distributor for Bergerault® Orff Instruments, Peripole® Halo® Recorders by Angel, Peripole® Classic™ Ukuleles by Enya, Peripole Percussion, and much more.

CCIS was founded in 1993 by former music educators, giving a unique perspective into the needs and expectations of customers. CCIS offers a full service process from initial reach-out to post trip follow-up. Each customized experience utilizes four areas of focus: Logistics, Education, Entertainment, and Customer Service. Founder, Bryan Stevenson says that “the quality of the CCIS/Discover Student Travel experience is not just the trip, it’s who we are. We believe that some of the most important learning can happen outside of the classroom. From recognizing exceptional students through scholarship programs to appreciation dinners for our customers, we deliver a holistic experience. We treat trip content and planning with customization and care.

The Summer Music Studies program at University of the Arts (UArts) offers graduate-level coursework for expanding students’ pedagogical, technological, musical and instructional skills in all genres of music classrooms. Renowned faculty from UArts and content experts from across the country provide week-long, graduate-level instruction in making and creating meaningful music.
The Master of Music in Music Education degree can be completed in as few as three to four summers but must be completed within seven years of matriculation. All coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies program.

As a composer-led publisher, Excelcia Music Publishing provides musical and educational communities with new, school performance music for concert band, Jazz ensemble, orchestra, and choir, as well as methods, solos and cutting-edge resources for music educators. We publish artistic, accessible music by composers who are sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians. Our music and resources provide educators with what they need to guide their students to the next levels of musicianship and success. We provide our composers with unparalleled support and respect, creating professional and meticulously-edited music that educators, ensembles, and audiences will truly enjoy. Based in Lakeland, FL, Excelcia Music Publishing publishes and sells music internationally.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university whose inclusive culture connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. The music department offers degrees in music education, music technology, music performance, composition, and jazz studies and has state-of-the art facilities.

The mission of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra is to provide young musicians of the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region with the opportunity to enjoy and refine their musical skills in ensemble performance; to nurture and support musical talent in individual youth; to increase in our students the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of music, especially standard orchestral literature; and to encourage citizen support of a youth orchestra and other musical and artistic activities for youth.

NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan and Master Chef Robert Wiedmaier started the Keystone Korner in Baltimore in April 2019 to feature the greatest jazz and R&B music in the world in perfect harmony with some of the best food on the planet in the most comfortable & welcoming environment humanly possible. The Keystone regularly features both the finest Mid-Atlantic musical artists as well as international headliners. The Keystone Korner Baltimore presents over 250 nights of outstanding music and food each year, and we coordinate regular Keystone/ Peabody Master Classes through the auspices of the Peabody Institute Jazz Department. Our basic operative principle is: take care of the music, and the music will take care of you. -Todd Barkan

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is a non-profit educational organization offering world-class music theatre training to young performing artists in a professional and nurturing environment. Our students train and perform fully orchestrated works of music theatre in state-of-the-art venues such as the Music Center at Strathmore, where we are an Affiliate. Each year, we serve a diverse group of 500+ students, grades 3-12, and reach an audience of 5000+ from the DC Metro Area and throughout Maryland, with 12+ performances, 1500+ hours of classes and rehearsals, and an award-winning Summer Performing Arts Intensives camp. Led by teaching artists who model YAA’s core values: Excellence, Inclusivity, Respect, Collaboration, and Service, our programs give students confidence to “find their voice” on stage and in life.

Baltimore’s Marching Ravens is an organization committed to bringing quality musical entertainment and a traditional football atmosphere to all Ravens home games. Comprised of more than 150 musicians and crew, the band is the largest musical organization associated with the NFL. And the band is looking for musicians to join the 2023 ensemble!

Focusrite believes in enriching peoples' lives through music, and are proud to play their part in that massive endeavor. Focusrite wants to make music easier to make and believes in a world where all musicians are able to record their own sound with ease. Since the 1980s, they have been creating high-quality audio products, along with their nine sister brands. 

Phi Beta Mu is a non-political, non-profit fraternity organized to promote fellowship among its members, to encourage the building of better bands and the development of better musicians in schools throughout the world, to foster a deeper appreciation for quality wind literature, and to encourage widespread interest in band performance.

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Online MME and M.M. in conducting. Are you looking for a graduate program in music that has a national reputation, but still fits the needs of a working adult? Messiah University has the largest NASM-accredited graduate program in music in the U.S. and has been successfully educating music conductors and educators online for more than 10 years!

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DC’s Different Drummers (DCDD) is an LGBTQIA+ music organization welcoming ALL musicians as it fosters pride, inclusivity, and engagement with the greater Washington, DC region through music. Ensembles include a Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, and multiple small ensembles. DCDD groups are all non-auditioned and host numerous performances of every size and genre throughout the calendar year. DCDD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization incorporated in the District of Columbia and is a founding member of the Pride Bands Alliance, member of TeamDC, and Pride Partner of the Capital Pride Alliance.

Ferree's Tools is the go to place for instrument repair tools, pads, reeds, screws, springs and everything in between. We have been helping the repair tech, Band Director and do it yourselfer maintain and repair musical instruments for over 75 years. You do not have to have an account to order, we sell to everyone. 

Macie Publishing Company is the publisher of the Be A Recorder Star online (now with Spanish translation) and printed Recorder Curriculums by Ed Sueta and manufacturer of Kingsley Recorders. The curriculums provide everything teachers need for enjoyable and effective recorder instruction including play-along accompaniments, Orff orchestrations and a reward program. Provider of quality, enjoyable professional development for school districts for over 45 years.

Over the past four decades, clarinet and saxophone players have trusted Rovner® Products to provide them with innovative, technologically superior, high-performance ligatures and woodwind accessories. From the original DARK ligature to the patented Next Generation models, Rovner® ligatures complete the synergetic circle of the mouthpiece and the reed. Designed with price and performance in mind, the variety of Rovner® handmade all-American products are an extraordinary value. Students to renowned musicians know that whether they're playing classical or klezmer, jazz or rock, in a marching band, a club or a concert hall, a Rovner® ligature will help them deliver their finest performance.

Novation has always been on a mission to help artists sculpt and perform sound; to help electronic music makers lose themselves on an endless music-making journey. Since 1992, Novation has been a pioneer in developing music technology that has allowed artists to create decade-defining sounds.

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