Updated Aug 21, 2017

Nat'l Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Tour Cancelled

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has canceled the four-city U.S. tour by his country’s National Youth Orchestra. Gustavo Dudamel, who recently spoke out against Maduro’s policies, … »Read

Rider U Announces Potential Partner for Westminster Choir College

Having put out a call for a buyer for the Westminster Choir College in March, Rider University announced last Thursday that it had chosen an international partner to purchase the 23-acre campus in … »Read

Why the President’s Committee on A&H Resigned

In an interview with Vanity Fair, actor Kal Penn explains why PCAH decided to collectively resign on Friday. He notes that many members had already resigned after the election; that these were … »Read

Trump Pulls Out of Kennedy Center Honors

Thus far, two of the five 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees have announced that they  will not attend the White House reception prior to the State Department Dinner and Awards Ceremony on December … »Read

Philly Players Donate $74K to Help Orchestra Reach Its Goal

All 96 members of the Philadelphia Orchestra have participated in a $74,000 contribution to their employer. Cellist Gloria dePasquale, with the organization for 40 years, says the participation … »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.

Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016


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