Updated Sep 28, 2020

LA Phil, Back Onstage at the Bowl

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s perennial ATM machine, the Hollywood Bowl, was forced to close its gates to the public this summer, blowing a gaping hole in the … »Read

AGMA Leaders Accused of Lack of Transparency

Whistleblowers are taking the leadership of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) to task for several decisions that appear contrary to the interests of the union’s 7,000 members. In … »Read

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, September 28-October 5

We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five … »Read

New York, San Diego Orchestras Tap New Senior Staffers

Now that Ed Yim has left as president and CEO of the American Composers Orchestra , a search for his successor is underway. In the interim, Lyndsay Werking, development director since 2017, will … »Read

Ford, Bloomberg, et al. to Give $156M to Black, Latinx, Asian Arts Groups

Sixteen major donors and foundations have combined resources to come up with over $156 million to support Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts organizations in response to the devastation of … »Read

Lyric Opera Hijacks a Garage for Its New Season

While the coronavirus will prevent the Lyric Opera of Chicago from presenting a traditional mainstage season at the Civic Opera House no earlier than 2021, a series of imaginative programs will … »Read

Nigel Redden to Retire from Spoleto Festival

Nigel Redden, longtime general director of the Spoleto Festival USA, has said he will step down in October 2021 after 35 years of ever-imaginative, often bold artistic and executive leadership. … »Read

Choir in Spain Rehearses, Most Members Become Ill with Covid-19

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and … »Read

Symphony Musicians Reaching Out, in Homes, Hospitals, Backyards

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra can’t give concerts in Powell Symphony Hall due to coronavirus restrictions, so musicians are taking performances straight … »Read

Carnegie Hall Oct. 7 Opening Remains a Gala, Albeit Virtual, Affair

Carnegie Hall’s October 7 opening night gala, announced in January , will be a unique experience this year, requiring no advance reservation and no best-clothes-out-of-the-closet attire. It … »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.

Katherine Balch, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2020
Daniela Candillari, conductor 
New Artist of the Month
August 2020
Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2020
Xabier Anduaga, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2020
Stella Chen, violinist
New Artist of the Month
May 2020
Theo Hoffman, baritone
New Artist of the Month
April 2020
Zack Winokur, director
New Artist of the Month
March 2020
John Brancy, baritone
New Artist of the Month
February 2020
Maxim Lando, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2020
Hao Zhou, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2019
Michele Gamba, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2019
Lucia Lucas, baritone
New Artist of the Month
October 2019


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