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Updated Dec 14, 2017

Opening Night at La Scala: Netrebko Triumphs Again, This Time with Husband in Tow

MILAN--Two years after her dazzling performance in the title role of Verdi's rarely performed early opera Giovanna d'Arco , the opera world's reigning superstar returned to this city for her … »Read

Fall 2017 in NYC: Hard Choices for New Music Fans

In a December 7, 2007, post on his blog, The Rest is Noise , Alex Ross noted 11 new- music concerts— eleven— scheduled for that evening. Ten years later, though nights like that are … »Read

Boston Conservatory Prof Fired in Wake of Harassment Charges

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee has severed relations with one of its high profile professors, on the faculty for a dozen years, after repeated reports of sexual assault and harassment from … »Read

UC Davis Strips Emeritus Music Prof of Titles

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- A former conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra gave up his professor titles amid allegations he sexually assaulted a former student who now … »Read

Composer William Mayer Dies, Tonal After and Before His Time

Composer William Mayer died in his Manhattan home on November 17, one day before his 92nd birthday. From his first commission in 1952, Mayer created works spanning a broad musical spectrum. His … »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.


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
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

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