Updated Jul 20, 2017

KenCen Prez Re-ups for Five More Years, Amid Staff Exits

Deborah Rutter moved into the job of president of Kennedy Center about three years ago, after significantly successful tenures as chief executive of the Seattle and then the Chicago symphony … »Read

A Few Recent Artist Management Signings

Sciolino Artist Management has signed Melissa White [pictured] as a solo violinist. She is a founding member of the Harlem Quartet, also represented by Sciolino, and a onetime first-prize … »Read

Widespread Abuse at German Boy Choir

A devastating new report finds that at least 547 pre-school and high school members of Germany's famed Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir--set to be the oldest boy choir in the world--were … »Read

Musicians and Eating Disorders: Not-so-strange Bedfellows

A new study from the Imperial College in London shows that one third of musicians will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Writing in “Eating and Weight Disorders - … »Read

A Homecoming for a Maestra Born Into Poverty

For three days beginning on July 27, conductor Maria Badstue will return home in a fashion unimaginable 35 years ago. Adopted as a five-month-old baby in 1982 from Pandharpur, India, to a small … »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.

Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
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


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


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