Updated Dec 17, 2017

More Skeletons from the Closet: Another Met Conductor Accused

Met Opera staff conductor Joseph Colaneri, who led the Saturday matinee of Norma , has been accused anonymously of sexual misconduct in an incident that took place 16 years ago. His accuser, now … »Read

Four Works in Three Nights Showcase Göteborg’s Magnificent “O”

GOTHENBURG—Lyric theater and dance dominate the vast stage of the ‘O,’ as the city of Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, nicknames its imposing modern house. The resident opera … »Read

New Conductors in Sweden, Poland, Prague, and Bremen

Twenty-something Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä   [pictured] has been appointed principal guest conductor for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO) for a three-year term, … »Read

Chicago Youth Symphony COO Gets Top Job at Quad City Symph

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its centennial in the 2014-15 season, has appointed Brian Baxter [pictured], COO of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, as its next executive … »Read

Gospel Music Museum Planned for Chicago's South Loop

Don Jackson, founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, recently announced plans for the National Museum of Gospel Music. The $37.2 million project will be located close to Lake Shore Drive and … »Read



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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.

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
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017


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


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