Updated Jun 14, 2024

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

Amy Lam to Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Amy Lam, founder and principal of the Lamling Consulting Group, is to serve as interim executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which this year runs from July 14 to August … »Read

Juilliard Hires Former Lincoln Center PR Chief

Just on the heels of the departure of its development and chief advancement VP , Juilliard is losing another key staffer in Rosalie Contreras, VP of public affairs. She leaves in July and will be … »Read

Recent Non-competitive Awards and Honors

At a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture in Rome, Italian violinist Uto Ughi received a lifetime achievement award from Italy’s Chamber of Deputies recognizing the 80-year-old’s … »Read

New Chief Exec for Albany Symphony

Emily Fritz-Endres is to be the next executive director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra as of August. She succeeds David Hyslop , who has been serving as interim since January, three months after … »Read

Stockhausen Accompanies Park Avenue Art Installation

Once the rock star of the avant-garde, the blonde, charismatic Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) has been fading toward invisibility in the U.S. The Park Avenue Amory's presentation of Inside … »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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