Updated Sep 18, 2018

And Now, Baltimore

The principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the orchestra with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for failing to … »Read

Toronto Symphony Taps Its 11th Music Director

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has picked its next music director, and, Stateside at least, he’s an unfamiliar one (save for his first name). He is Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno and … »Read

Julia Bullock Is 'History's Persistent Voice' at the Met Museum

The Met Museum may have hit a homerun appointing Julia Bullock [pictured] as its 2018-19 Artist in Residence. The St. Louis-born, rapidly rising star soprano comes with an enviable reputation for … »Read

In New Academy, Sir Simon Turns LSO Members Into Educators

Simon Rattle, music director of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), has announced the creation of the East London Academy. Scheduled to open in Spring 2019 at LSO St. Luke’s, the Academy … »Read

Luminato Fest Looks Within to Find New Artistic Director

Toronto’s Luminato Festival has tapped Naomi Campbell as its new artistic director, succeeding Josephine Ridge after just two years. Campbell has worked at Luminato since 2011, starting as … »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.

Nilo Alcala, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2018
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
New Artist of the Month
August 2018
Hanzhi Wang, accordionist
New Artist of the Month
July 2018
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2018
Louisa Proske, director
New Artist of the Month
May 2018
Alexi Kenney, violinist
New Artist of the Month
April 2018
Russian Renaissance
New Artist of the Month
March 2018
Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017


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


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