Updated Feb 5, 2016

Paris Opera Announces New Ballet Director--Quickly

PARIS--In a hastily arranged news conference yesterday afternoon, Paris Opera General Director Stéphane Lissner announced that Aurélie Dupont, a former star of the Opera Ballet, … »Read

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute: 2016 Edition

The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Composer Institute came to a close the evening of January 29 with a concert of fresh-off-the-press repertoire, all of it honed and polished after a week of … »Read

La Scala Ballet Gets a New Director, But Not Without Controversy

Early this week, Mauro Bigonzetti, an Italian choreographer known for his work in contemporary ballet, was announced as the new director of La Scala Ballet—a surprising choice for a house … »Read

City of Birmingham SO Taps New Music Director

Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla,’s  New Artist of the Month for September 2015, is to be the next music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony … »Read

At BAM: A Trisha Brown Masterwork, Perhaps for the Last Time

NEW YORK--In 1983 the Brooklyn Academy of Music launched the Next Wave Festival and commissioned the avant-garde choreographer Trisha Brown to make Set and Reset . Last week, the masterwork … »Read




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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
New Artist of the Month
April 2015
Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2015
Nina Minasyan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2015


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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