Updated Jul 12, 2024

Gary Ginstling Exits NY Philharmonic

One year into his tenure as president and CEO of the New York Phiharmonic, Gary Ginstling has tendered his resignation. “The New York Philharmonic is an extraordinary institution, and it has … »Read

New Deans and a New School

Thomas Kernan, associate professor of music history and associate dean of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, is to be the inaugural assistant dean of artistic … »Read

Welsh NO Taps 2 Fresh Faces as Leaders

Welsh National Opera has appointed two women to share its top leadership role, one that has been filled by one man. Perhaps their relative youth makes them more affordable or willing; WNO is … »Read

Surprise! Arts Majors Have the Poorest Job Prospects

A report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (NYFED) uncovered alarming news for college students majoring in art history, visual and performing arts, and graphic design. Their employment … »Read

Songwriters Who Reclaim Their Rights Finally Get Royalties Due

On July 9 the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) issued a ruling that represents a major victory for American songwriters. Beginning Aug. 8, they will be able to collect mechanical royalties generated … »Read

New Conductors: Florida, Ohio

The Jacksonville (FL) Symphony, which next season marks its 75 th anniversary, has appointed Nathaniel Efthimiou as its assistant conductor and director of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth … »Read

Music Director for the EUYO

Iván Fischer, music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO), is the new music director of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), immediately succeeding Vasily Petrenko, who … »Read

New Faculty Voices

Amanda Quist, recent director of choral studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is to be director of choral activities at the Irving S. Gilmore School of Music at Western … »Read

Antonio Meneses Is Ill; Withdraws from Performing

A diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer, last month has forced Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses to immediately step down from his concert and teaching … »Read

Nandy Declares Cease Fire in Culture Wars

In her first speech as the Labor government’s newly anointed culture secretary, Lisa Nandy issued a call for peace, proclaiming the “era of culture wars is over” and promising … »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.

Edmund Danon, baritone
New Artist of the Month
July 2024
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


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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