Updated Jul 27, 2016

A 10-year-old Donald Trump Gave His Music Teacher a Black Eye

Charles Dodsley Walker, the distinguished organist/conductor who  died last year at the age of 94, reportedly had the misfortune of being punched in the eye by a ten-year-old Donald Trump. At … »Read

Iris, Sex Slave, Precursor to Cio-Cio San in Many Ways

ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.—We’ll never know where Italian opera might have gone artistically after the supreme achievement of Verdi’s final operas. For the sentimental, … »Read

Renée Fleming, Inc., Adds Kennedy Center

As she winds down her on-stage singing career, Renée Fleming continues to spread her name, rather than her voice, as a brand. Her latest addition is the Kennedy Center, of which she holds … »Read

Few Surprises Among 2016 Operalia Winners

Tenor Keon-Woo Kim, 30, from South Korea and soprano Elsa Dreisig, 25, from France, each took home $30,000 last weekend as the two first-prize winners of the 2017 Operalia competition, which this … »Read

New York Musicians Pay Tribute to Victims of Nice Attack

Last week in Times Square, trumpet player Dominic Derasse, a member of the pit band for American in Paris , organized a musical tribute to his birthplace of Nice, FR, and to the victims of the … »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.

Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
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


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


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