Updated Jan 21, 2022

Roger Tapping, Juilliard String Quartet Violist, Dies at 61

Juilliard String Quartet violist and faculty member Roger Tapping died of cancer on January 18 at his home in Manhattan. He was 61. Tapping joined the quartet and the Juilliard faculty in 2013, … »Read

4 Key Fests Announce Fully Loaded Summer Schedules

After the Covid-plagued seasons of 2020 and 2021, U.S. music festivals are planning to move back toward normalcy this year. In four recent festival announcements, the programming is robust and the … »Read

Everett Lee, Groundbreaking Black American Conductor, Dies at 105

Pioneering African-American conductor Everett Lee, who led over 1,000 symphonic, opera, and musical theater performances during his lifetime, died in Malmö, Sweden, on January 12. He was 105. … »Read

Recent Covid Cancellations and Substitutions

Veteran conductor Bramwell Tovey has tested positive for Covid-19 and so will miss his podium dates tonight and tomorrow with the Rhode Island Philharmonic , of which he is principal conductor and … »Read

Surprise! Colorado Springs Music Director Resigns

In a move that surprised many, Josep Caballé Domenech announced his resignation as music director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as of May 2023. He joined the orchestra in 2011. … »Read

NLRB Ruling Yields 2 Concerts by Springfield Symphony

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, which has been mired in a contentious contract dispute for more than 18 months, is planning two concerts in April and May, the first by the ensemble in more … »Read

English Touring Opera GD Resigns

James Conway has announced his departure after 20 years as director of the English Touring Opera (ETO). He has agreed to stay on part-time as artistic director until the end of 2022, with Michael … »Read

SF Opera Unveils Its 2022-23, Centennial Season

The San Francisco Opera has planned an ambitious 2022-2023 season to honor its centennial. On the program are eight productions that represent a blend of standard fare with less common repertoire, … »Read

Philly O Ventures Out for a Four-Concert Tour

Its first tour in two-and-a-half years will be a modest one, but it does indicate a desire to show its colors outside the Amtrak corridor between Philadelphia and New York. The Philadelphia … »Read

Conservatory Faculty News

It's not surprising that many faculty members at the Cleveland Institute of Music also have a regular gig with the local band. The latest CIM faculty news sees the return of the Cleveland … »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.

Dominick Chenes, tenor
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January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
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December 2021
Jesús Rodolfo, violist
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November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
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October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
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September 2021
Tianxu An, pianist
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August 2021
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July 2021
Geneva Lewis, violinist
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June 2021
Tiffany Poon, pianist
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May 2021
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
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April 2021
Lio Kuokman, conductor
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March 2021
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February 2021


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