Updated Dec 6, 2023

The Callas Box: An Expert Assessment. [Part II of II]

Following continues Peter Clark’s review of La Divina: Maria Callas in All Her Roles, a 135-disc collection of all of her commercial recordings and many of her live performances. Part I was … »Read

ENO to Put Down Roots in Manchester

A year after being told to relocate if it hoped for continued funding from Arts Council England, English National Opera has announced plans to establish its new headquarters in Manchester. Other … »Read

Donor Accuses Bob Cole Conservatory of 'Elder Abuse,' Et al.

Regena Cole, whose 2008 gift of $16.4 million to California State University-Long Beach (CSULB) was the largest in the institution’s history and prompted renaming the music department the … »Read

Welsh National Opera Taps Interim GD

The Welsh National Opera has tapped Christopher Barron to be interim general director in early January 2024. He follows Aidan Lang, who is retiring at the end of this year after four years in the … »Read

Reno Phil Names New CEO

Aaron Doty, current VP and general manager of the Grand Rapids Symphony, is to be the new president and CEO of the Reno (NV) Philharmonic. His appointment caps a search that began last summer, … »Read

The Callas Box: An Expert Assessment. [Part I of II]

I once heard Leonard Bernstein ask a woodwind player to play a solo passage as a singer would phrase it. “Did you ever hear Callas sing?,” he said. Bernstein knew whereof he spoke, … »Read

Trinity Church Wall Street Hires Music Director

Trinity Church Wall Street’s next music director is an inside hire and the first woman to have the job in the church’s three-century-plus history. Perhaps not a surprising choice in … »Read

In the U.K.: Anthony McGill as 'One of America's Finest'

LONDON—A stone’s throw from the Barbican Centre, Milton Court is a home for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a place where the Barbican can present chamber works as part of … »Read

Domingo and Carreras to Tour Together

March of 2024 will find Plácido Domingo, age 82, and José Carreras, age 77, in Australia for The Legends Together Again, Live in Concert , a series of five concerts, complete with a … »Read

2024 Grawemeyer Award to Serbian-American Composer

Serbian-American composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, 53, has won the 2024 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition for Missa Supratext (“Mass Above Words”), for string … »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.

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
Elijah McCormack, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2023
James Díaz, composer
New Artist of the Month
May 2023
Sameer Patel, conductor
New Artist of the Month
April 2023
Brandon Acker, plucked instrument specialist
New Artist of the Month
March 2023
Emma O'Halloran, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2023
Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
January 2023


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