Updated Feb 21, 2019

Met Will Hire a New Chorus for Porgy...

For its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Porgy and Bess , which opens the season on Sept. 23, the Met will hire an all-black chorus, just as it did the first time it mounted the … »Read

New Orchestra PR Execs in Boston and Pittsburgh

Two orchestras have recently hired new publicists in key positions. Joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra as senior publicist is Matthew Erikson [pictured].He comes to Boston after serving as … »Read

A Few New Artist Signings

Daniel Hyde [pictured], who succeeded the late John Scott as director of music at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, and is now headed back to the U.K. to be director of music at … »Read

NYCO Announces Stonewall Casting

The New York City Opera’s (NYCO) world premiere of Stonewall continues the company’s Pride Initiative of offering a LGBTQ-focused work during Gay Pride Month each June. The opera, with … »Read

The Met in 2019-20: Rich in Talent, Collaborative in Stagings

The calendar for the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-20 season looks quite different from those in the past, thanks to the introduction of Sunday matinees, a first in the company’s history. … »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.

Evan Kahn, cellist
New Artist of the Month
February 2019
Michael Vincent Waller, composer
New Artist of the Month
January 2019
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
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December 2018
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
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November 2018
Robert Trevino, conductor
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October 2018
Nilo Alcala, composer
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September 2018
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
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August 2018
Hanzhi Wang, accordionist
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July 2018
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2018
Louisa Proske, director
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May 2018
Alexi Kenney, violinist
New Artist of the Month
April 2018
Russian Renaissance
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March 2018
Abigail Kent, harpist
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February 2018


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