Updated Jul 2, 2022

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

Met Op Orchestra Principal Oboe Goes Home

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal oboe Nathan Hughes has been named to the same key position with the Minnesota Orchestra. The St. Paul, MN, native starts officially at his new band’s … »Read

Violet: High Expectations Quashed, with a Glimmer of Promise

LONDON--The UK’s opera grandees have invested a great deal of faith in Violet . After languishing for two years in Covid limbo, the debut opera by young English composer Tom Coult was … »Read

New Assistant Conductors for Cinci Symphony and Pops

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops have named two new assistant conductors; they will start in September, assisting the CSO in both configurations and working under their … »Read

Another Tafelmusik Exit: Exec Director

Carol Kehoe, executive director of Tafelmusik since 2018, is leaving the Toronto-based orchestra and choir to become director of marketing and communications for Symphony Nova Scotia after … »Read

UK Mandates Music Ed

On June 25 the U.K. government’s Department of Education published The Power of Music to Change Lives , a national plan for music education. The 88-page report, delayed for two years by the … »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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