Updated Oct 22, 2014

Onetime Singing Sergeant to Run NEA Music Department

Ann Meier Baker, current president and CEO of Chorus America, is to succeed Wayne Brown as director of the music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts.  Brown  left in January … »Read

Atlanta Principal Flute Is Temporarily Chicago's

Christina Smith, longtime principal flute of the Atlanta Symphony and always one of its strongest players, has been made available by her employers’ imposed lockout to join the Chicago … »Read

Philly Orchestra Moves Into the Black

The Philadelphia Orchestra, no longer in bankruptcy (and the first major U.S. orchestra to file Chapter 11, in 2010), is showing a modest surplus for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31: about $670,000 … »Read

Memphis Symph Musicians Take 38% Pay Cut

Memphis Symphony Orchestra musicians have agreed to take a 38 percent pay cut for one year, in order to keep the orchestra solvent, at least for this season. "We took some emergency measures, … »Read

Detroit Symphony Taps Assistant Conductor

Michelle Merrill has been named assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony; she succeeds Teddy Abrams, who this season began as music director of the Louisville Orchestra, Merrill , 30, was a … »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.

Julie Adams, soprano
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October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
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September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
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August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

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July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber

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June 2014
Peabody Southwell

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May 2014
Katarina Bradić

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April 2014
The Dover Quartet
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March 2014
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
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December 2013
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
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November 2013


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