Updated Jul 5, 2022

San Antonio Symphony Owes $10M to Musicians' Pension Fund

According to its bankruptcy filing, the nonprofit board that ran the now-defunct San Antonio Symphony owes more than $10 million to the pension fund of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). … »Read

New Orchestra Executives:
SF Bay Area, Detroit, Toronto

Kate Kammeyer is the new executive director of the Berkeley (CA) Symphony succeeding Jim Tibbs, who is retiring after three years in the job. Kammeyer is the former senior VP and general manager … »Read

Pittsburgh Fest Opera Skips Season to Save $$

The Pittsburgh Festival Opera (PFO), the smaller of the city’s two opera companies, is gambling that its decision not to mount any complete productions this summer will ultimately lead to … »Read

Neue Stimmen Competition Winners Named

The finals of the 19 th International Singing Competition Neue Stimmen, June 26-30 in Gütersloh’s Stadthalle, have been won by Italian soprano Francesca Pia Vitale and Spanish baritone … »Read

Peter Brook, Famed British Director, Dies at 97

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time … »Read

Richard Taruskin Dies at 77

Richard Taruskin, scholar, author, pedagogue, longtime faculty member of UC Berkeley, died Friday morning in an Oakland, CA, hospital at age 77. The cause was esophageal cancer. Author of the … »Read

Opera Rara Brings The Exile Out of Exile

LONDON--Given the high quality and stylistic daring of much of the music in Saverio Mercadante’s Il Proscritto ( The Exile ), it seems remarkable that this June 28 concert performance at … »Read

'Renewed' Artist of the Month: Tenor Limmie Pulliam

After stepping away from music entirely for over a decade, disenchanted with the scene, especially for black musicians, tenor Limmie Pulliam is back. With a vengeance. “That entrance, you … »Read

Chicago Will Keep Its Solti Apprentice One More Year

The young conductor stepping in at the last moment to replace the ill maestro is the stuff of legends in the classical music world. One need look no further than Leonard Bernstein’s 1943 … »Read

The Vocal Warmup: It's a Cultural Thing

The vocal exercises a singer uses to warm up are both highly personal and the result of training in a specific cultural tradition. Zofia Majewski, a student majoring in vocal performance, talks … »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.

Limmie Pulliam, tenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2022
Julie Roset, soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2022
Jordan Bak, violist
New Artist of the Month
May 2022
Rupert Boyd, guitarist
New Artist of the Month
April 2022
Lee Mills, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2022
Dani Howard, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2022
Dominick Chenes, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
New Artist of the Month
December 2021
Jesús Rodolfo, violist
New Artist of the Month
November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
Tianxu An, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2021


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