Updated Jun 30, 2016

New Jersey Symphony Taps Aussie as Its CEO

Gabriel van Aalst, chief executive of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF), has been announced as the new president and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, effective next … »Read

Andris Nelsons Abruptly Cancels Bayreuth Parsifal

Andris Nelsons has cancelled his contract to conduct Parsifal at Bayreuth, just three weeks from opening night. The new production, by Uwe Eric Laufenberg, is rumored to have an Islamic theme, … »Read

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center Gets $75M

Multibillionaire Ronald O. Perelman [pictured] will give $75 million to the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, for which ground-breaking is scheduled in fall of 2018. The Center … »Read

At the Met: A Potentially Fatal Case of Cost Disease

The Metropolitan Opera is too big, and not too big to fail, suggests Wall Street Journal Drama Critic Terry Teachout. In May, the company disclosed that it made only 66 percent of its potential … »Read

Chamber Music America Taps Jazz Artist as New President

Pianist and composer William Edward (Billy) Childs is to be the new president of Chamber Music America (CMA), starting July 1 and succeeding Andrew S. Appel, also a keyboard man, who began his … »Read




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'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

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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.

Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
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


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


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