Updated Feb 28, 2024

Philly O's Verizon Hall Becomes Marian Anderson Hall

Armed with a $25 million gift from longtime trustee and former board chair Richard Worley and his wife Leslie Miller, the Philadelphia Orchestra will rename its current venue in honor of the late … »Read

New Principal Guest Conductor in Fort Worth

British conductor Dame Jane Glover is to be the next principal guest conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, beginning Aug. 1, 2025. She follows Kevin John Edusei, who was appointed in the … »Read

Operas About the Black Experience Are Not an Easy Sell

Bass baritone Kenneth Kellogg, currently starring in the title role of Seattle Opera’s production of Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X , grew up in Washington, D.C. … »Read

A First for Hawaii Opera Theater

The Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) has tapped Elizabeth Askren as the first principal guest conductor in its more than 60-year history. Askren, a master teacher at both the Dallas Opera’s Hart … »Read

Latham-Koenig Pleads Guilty

Jan Latham-Koenig, a conductor of international repute, has admitted to arranging sex acts with an undercover police officer he believed was a teenager. Arrested in January , Latham-Koenig last … »Read

Jaap van Zweden Tapped by Radio France Philharmonic

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France has named Jaap van Zweden to succeed Mikko Franck as music director, effective in 2026-27. Franck will have been in the job ten years. Van Zweden is … »Read

Detroit Symphony Names Principal Guest Conductor

Norwegian cellist-turned-conductor Tabita Berglund is to be the principal guest conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as of next fall. She made her U.S. debut with this orchestra in January … »Read

San Francisco Opera's Next Season: Second of the Second Century

The San Francisco Opera’s 2024-25 season includes six mainstage productions, several concert presentations, the company’s first-ever performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, … »Read

Review: Ratmansky and Peck Highlight City Ballet's Winter Season

Another season, another chance for a living choreographer or two to contribute something lasting to the legacy of the preternaturally prolific George Balanchine. Four decades after his death, the … »Read

Aspen's 75th-anniversary, Summer-long Alumni Bash

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s 75 th -anniversary season balances appearances by its all-star alumni within its customary artists-in-training context. Running June 26-August 18, its … »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.

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
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


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