Updated Sep 21, 2018

La Scala to Sell €2Tix to Under-25 Crowd

La Scala and the Italian Ministry of Culture have designed a new ticketing scheme to encourage young people to attend the opera. A total of 2,200 tickets for the 2018-19 season are to be priced at … »Read

Atlanta Symphony's Executive Director Making Key Strides

Just a few years ago, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) was in perilous straits. Years of deficit spending and a protracted lockout of the musicians during a bitter contract negotiation led to … »Read

ROH Makes $66M Upgrade as the Show (and Rehearsals) Goes On

How do you carry out a $66 million renovation in a historically important concert venue that can’t afford to cancel a single rehearsal or performance? Very carefully, says Alex Beard (no … »Read

Marek Janowski Returns to Artistic Helm of Dresden

Marek Janowski is to be the next principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic, succeeding Michael Sanderling as of the 2019-20 season. Janowski, now 79, held the job from 2001-03 and has been … »Read

Music Modernization Act Passes in the Senate

In an extremely rare bipartisan vote, rarer still that it benefits the music industry, the Senate on Wednesday passed the Music Modernization Act, updating the system of royalty payments to … »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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