Updated Jun 30, 2022

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

SFO Gives Red Chamber a Rare Second Chance

Like its  new production of Don Giovanni , San Francisco Opera’s other offering this summer—before returning to the customary three in 2023—begins with striking images of a … »Read

Enescu Festival & Competition Names Artistic Director

The appointment of Cristian Macelaru as the artistic director of the George Enescu International Festival and Competition has finally been made official by the Romanian Minister of Culture. The … »Read

San Diego Opera Reports a Surplus and a Rosy Future

A year ago, when the San Diego Opera was preparing a scaled-down season of live performances while Covid was still at large, a significant financial shortfall seemed a likely possibility. The … »Read

The Argument for Long-tenured Orchestra Musicians

A permanent position with a major orchestra is one of the most coveted jobs for a musician in America. “Vacancies are rare, and mobility is restricted. Every time there’s an opening … »Read

Amid the Streams and the Memes, Vinyl Makes a Noticeable Dent

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record … »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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