Updated Jun 17, 2024

New CEO for Rockport Music

Suzanne Wilson will succeed Tony Beadle as president and CEO of Rockport (MA) Music as of July 1; she arrives after time in London with family, having previously served a brief term at the helm of … »Read

Urbánski to Warsaw Phil; Brabbins to Malmö Symphony; Axelrod to CH Symphony

Krzysztof Urbánski takes on two new key roles as of 2024-25: chief conductor of Switzerland’s Berner Symphonieorchester and music and artistic director of Warsaw Philharmonic, an … »Read

New Musicians: Cleveland O, Orpheus

The Cleveland Orchestra has a new first associate concertmaster in Liyuan Xie , who arrives in the job just one year after he joined the orchestra’s second violin section as a recent … »Read

Kyiv Symphony Begins 3-year Residency in Monheim am Rhein

This summer the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra will begin a three-year residency in the German city of Monheim am Rhein. Since February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the orchestra had found a … »Read

The LA Phil at the Barbican: They Aimed to Please

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent concert at London’s Barbican Center left one veteran music critic yearning for some “real musical satisfaction.” In a program that … »Read

Met Opera Inches Back to Pre-pandemic B.O.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of its available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23 and an increase from 61% from its first season following the pandemic. Box office … »Read

An Enigmatic Night in Royal Festival Hall

LONDON—The 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings offered plenty of opportunities here in the U.K to hear Elgar’s Nimrod , a piece of music regularly associated with national … »Read

IU's Jacobs School of Music Announces 6 New Faculty

Within the last two months, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced six new faculty members, most of them effective as of August 1. Vincent Carbone is the exception, starting … »Read

Shakeup at the Canadian Opera

"The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is today announcing that General Director Perryn Leech will be moving on from the organization by mutual agreement. David C. Ferguson has been appointed as … »Read

Uchida Brings Mozart to Ojai, Celebrates Schoenberg & Saariaho

OJAI, CA—Since the 1980s, the Ojai Festival has had a different music director every year, with only the artistic director remaining in place year-round (currently it’s Ara … »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.

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2024
Ian Niederhoffer, conductor
New Artist of the Month
May 2024
~Nois Saxophone Quartet
New Artists of the Month
April 2024
Sarah Saviet, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2024
Sarah Dufresne, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2024
Ben Goldscheider, horn player
New Artist of the Month
January 2024
William Thomas, bass
New Artist of the Month
December 2023
Jonas Frølund, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2023
Stephanie Childress, conductor
New Artist of the Month
October 2023
Lee Reynolds, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2023
Hillary Simms, trombonist
New Artist of the Month
August 2023
Huang Yi, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2023


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