Updated Jul 13, 2018

San Antonio Symphony Nabs Michael Kaiser--for Awhile

Michael M. Kaiser, the Mr. Fix-it of the performing arts, is to serve as interim executive director of the San Antonio Symphony through the end of the year. By that time, goes the plan, the … »Read

Marsalis Mentor Among 2018 NEA Jazz Masters

On July 12, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honored four new recipients with the Jazz Masters award. The $25,000 prize, given annually since 1982, is the nation’s highest honor … »Read

WQXR Hires Digital Streamer

Lukas Krohn-Grimberghe, founder and CEO of U.K.-based Grammofy, a classical music streaming service that closed down and then re-launched under Spotify , is to join WQXR as of August 13. He will … »Read

Turkish Gov't Closes Country's Theaters

A new presidential decree has shuttered the century-old Turkish State Theaters (DT), dismantled the opera and ballet companies, and seized or confiscated all of their respective properties. … »Read

(Non-soccer) Competitions: Winners and Upcoming Deadlines

Soccer’s World Cup isn’t the only international contest spotlighting young talent this summer. The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition concluded July 8 by awarding the … »Read



Law and Disorder by GG Arts Law

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


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