Updated Jan 20, 2017

Trump Reportedly Aims to Cut NEA and NEH

The new administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to The Hill , and to “privatize” the Corporation … »Read

Mahler Comp Winner Named Chief Conductor, Nuremburg Symphony

Kahchun Wong, Musical America’s New Artist of the Month in June 2016 , is to be chief conductor of the Nuremburg Symphony starting in the 2018-19 season. The 29-year-old Singapore native won … »Read

Two Non-AFM Orchestras Sign New Contracts with Pay Raises

Two regional orchestras have signed new contracts with their musicians. The Naples (FL) Philharmonic players, who are not members of the American Federation of Musicians but bargain collectively, … »Read

Competitions: Recent Winners; Fast Approaching Deadlines

Marian Anderson’s name has made headlines lately, not only because the late contralto will soon appear on the $5 bill , or because she has been cited in the contentious debate over … »Read

Karl-Heinz Steffens Exits CAMI Music

Another classical conductor has left CAMI Music; Cambridge-based Hazard Chase has signed German conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens for worldwide general management. Last week, Long Yu left CAMI Music … »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.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
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


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


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