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U-M School of Music, Theater, & Dance Names Dean

July 20, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, & Dance has a new dean, effective October 1. David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, is to succeed Aaron Dworkin, who stepped down last August after … » Read

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ICE, Transitioning to a Broader Role, Taps New Executive Director

July 20, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has named a new executive director whose background reflects the group’s evolution into a broader sphere of influence and activity. As of September 1, Rebecca Sigel, former manager of social … » Read

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Met Announces 10th Annual al Fresco Screenings

July 20, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Starting Saturday, August 25, and continuing through Monday, September 3, the Metropolitan Opera will offer its tenth annual “Summer HD Festival,” free outdoor screenings of recent performances on Lincoln Center Plaza. Some 3,000 … » Read

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Cliburn Winner's Wife Found Not Guilty for Reasons of Insanity

July 20, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On July 16, a Texas state district judge found Sofya Tsygankova, former wife of the 2013 Van Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko, not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of the couple’s two daughters. In March 2016, she smothered … » Read

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Former NEA Chair to PBS

July 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Jane Chu has been hired by PBS as an arts adviser. Chu was President Barrack Obama’s choice to run the National Endowment for the Arts, a post she held from 2014 until her resignation , last month. (Senior Deputy Chair Mary Anne Carter is … » Read

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BSO Hires Tanglewood Learning Institute Chief

July 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s dazzling new $30 million, 30,000-square foot Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI), slated to open next year on the BSO’s sprawling summer campus, has a new director. She is Sue Elliott [no relation to … » Read

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