Updated Jun 22, 2021

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, June 21-28

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

Harlem Chamber Players Honor Juneteenth with the Premiere of Hailstork's TULSA 2021

This year’s commemorations received a boost when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. The event dates back to the end of the Civil War when, on June … »Read

Korean Baritone Wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

South Korean baritone Gihoon Kim won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 on the weekend, the sole male among the five finalists. Held in Wales on the stage of an empty St. David's Hall in … »Read

we got time: Honoring Breonna Taylor

On June 12 and 13, The Woodland’s Cemetery in Philadelphia provided the backdrop for performances of we got time , composer Matana Roberts' “experimental protest music” honoring … »Read

CRB Indicates Slight Increase in Royalties from Webcasting

On June 11 the Copyright Royalty Board took an overdue step toward promoting a healthier music industry, increasing the royalty payments for digital performances of sound recordings over the … »Read

The BSO in 2021-22, Live and In-person

Concerts in the first seven weeks of the Boston Symphony’s 2021-22 season, announced today, will have no intermissions, a (hopefully) last remnant of Covid-19 precautions, along with … »Read

Philly O in Partnership with Its Landlord

The Kimmel Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra are combining forces to create a new parent company, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., with the orchestra’s President and … »Read

'New Works, Bold Voices' at OTSL

For  New Works, Bold Voices Lab , one of four principal offerings of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s Covid-tailored outdoor season, the company commissioned an evening of three premieres … »Read

Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Destroyed by Fire

On June 15 a fire destroyed Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, one of the nation’s leading builders of the instruments for churches, schools, and concert halls around the world. Located in Lake … »Read

Louis Langrée to Exit Cinci Symphony

Louis Langrée has said that he will not extend his contract as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra beyond 2023-24, by which time he will have been at the orchestra’s … »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.

Geneva Lewis, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2021
Tiffany Poon, pianist
New (Video) Artist of the Month
May 2021
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2021
Lio Kuokman, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2021
Nicholas Namoradze, pianist/composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2021
Brian Giebler, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2021
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2020
Liza Stepanova, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2020
Tabea Debus, recorder player
New Artist of the Month
October 2020
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


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