Updated Jul 17, 2018

San Diego Opera Reports a Surplus

The San Diego Opera (SDO) is on the mend. Four years ago the sudden announcement that financial challenges would force the SDO to close led a small group of renegade board members to recruit a new … »Read

LiveNote to Offer Supertitles for Mobile Devices

A new partnership has been announced between InstantEncore, which, with Tessitura Network Mobile Plus, powers the interactive program note app LiveNote, and The plan is to … »Read

Trump in Europe: The Opera

Just as Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 inspired John Adams to write his first opera, Nixon in China , with librettist Alice Goodman, so has Trump’s visit to Europe … »Read

Sherrill Milnes Rebrands His Opera Efforts in Savannah

For the past 18 years Maria Zouves and her husband, baritone Sherrill Milnes, have played a major role in shaping Savannah’s vocal landscape. In 2001 they created the nonprofit … »Read

Kidznotes Gets a New, 10-Year-Old Spokesperson

Kidznotes, the el-Sistema inspired program serving K-12th grade inner-city students in Raleigh-Durham NC, has a new and very inspiring success story in rising fifth grader Tyler Butler-Figueroa. … »Read



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Career Advice by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead


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.

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
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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