Updated Mar 5, 2021

Major Competitions Head to Cyberspace (& Beyond!)

Three prominent music competitions have announced major adjustments this week. The biannual Menuhin Competition , based this year in Richmond, VA, will be fully online and remote, with competition … »Read

U.K. Opera Cos. Face the Post-pandemic Challenge

As theaters and concert halls across the U.K. anticipate a possible reopening date of May 17 and a return to full capacity by June 21, new post-pandemic challenges face administrators who have … »Read

BAM Names Three Execs as Interim Prez

The departure of Katy Clark as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in November has necessitated the expertise of three individuals to step into her position, at least on an interim … »Read

Teen Tubist Joins the Milwaukee Symphony

When Robert Black signed up to be one of 62 musicians auditioning for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s open tuba position in 2019, his expectations were modest. "My kind of goal,” he … »Read

Vaccine Passports: The Pros & Cons

As efforts to vaccinate the American public against Covid-19 gain momentum, performing arts leaders in Chicago are quietly discussing reopening their venues for audiences that have already been … »Read

In Detroit, Classical Music Meets VR via Ted

In March of 2020, when theaters and concert halls shut down, performing arts groups, eager to stay in front of their patrons, began the steep climb up the learning curve to streaming their wares. … »Read

Philly O and JUNK Reunited

The Philadelphia Orchestra is welcoming back Brian Sanders’s JUNK, a company of aerialist dancers who wowed Philly O audiences several years ago with a performance of Romeo and Juliet . … »Read

The United States vs. Billie Holiday: The Star Is Bright, the Film Is Not

Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film and Audra McDonald did it on stage. Now it’s time for Andra Day — a singer and actress perfectly … »Read

Critic's Advice: Use Those Boos Sparingly

To boo or not to boo? That is the question vexing Joshua Kosman, music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle . Writing in a confessional mode, he recalls “the first and last time that I … »Read

Glimmerglass 2021 to Go Al Fresco

From July 15 through August 17, the Glimmerglass Festival will present a program of opera and music theater at a newly created outdoor stage on the vast Glimmerglass grounds in upstate New York. … »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.

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
Xabier Anduaga, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2020
Stella Chen, violinist
New Artist of the Month
May 2020
Theo Hoffman, baritone
New Artist of the Month
April 2020


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