Updated Apr 28, 2016

LA Cultural Affairs Dept Names New Performing Arts Chief

Ben Johnson, program manager at Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP-UCLA) in Los Angeles, is to be the new performing arts director for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural … »Read

Santa Fe Opera Announces 2017 Season

The Santa Fe Opera 2017 season, June 30-August 26, offers 36 performances of four new productions and the world premiere of Mason Bates’s collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell, The … »Read

Time to Close Down the Bucharest Opera? Culture Minister Quits

BUCHAREST, Romania — The management at Romania's main opera house on Tuesday banned internationally acclaimed ballerina Alina Cojocaru and Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Johan … »Read

Lancaster (PA) Musicians Get Confirmation of Right to Unionize

Musicians in the 69-year-old Lancaster (PA) Symphony Orchestra have won, for the second time, the right to unionize. A D.C. Circuit court ruled yesterday to uphold the 2011 decision of the … »Read

Composer Anna Clyne Wins Hindemith Prize

New York-based composer Anna Clyne, who prefers writing in a collaborative vein with choreographers, film and visual artists, as well as other musicians, is to receive the 2016 Hindemith Prize at … »Read




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‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
New Artist of the Month
April 2015


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


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