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Westminster Choir College Relocated to Rider U Campus

August 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Rider University has succeeded in shutting down the Princeton campus of Westminster Choir College and relocating the school to Rider’s Lawrence, NJ, campus. Meanwhile, the battle between the University and WCC alumni, dba as the Westminster … » Read

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#Save Our Stages Gathers Bipartisan Momentum

August 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Independent music venues are among the cultural institutions facing the greatest threat from the coronavirus pandemic. “Unlike some businesses on the road to recovery, music venues that have been cultural staples for generations will … » Read

Contests & Awards

FW Opera Cancels Competition; Pays All 30 Semi-finalists

August 6, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After postponing the event once—from April until the fall—the Fort Worth Opera (FWO) and the McCammon Voice Competition Committee have decided to cancel the biennial competition altogether thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Considered a … » Read

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New Executive for Washington Concert Opera

August 6, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Tehvon Fowler-Chapman is the new executive director of the Washington Concert Opera, which presents two performances a year. He succeeds Caryn Reeves, who was in the job for four years. Fowler-Chapman, who holds an M.A. in arts administration … » Read


New Mahler Podcast Manages to 'Embrace Everything'

August 5, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
With so many artists and broadcasters finding themselves with time on their hands, lockdown has been quite a time for podcasts. What makes Aaron Cohen’s Embrace Everything—The World of Gustav Mahler stand head and shoulders above the … » Read

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Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign

August 5, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Neil Young sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for copyright infringement in a New York federal court on Aug. 4. The rock legend claims that the campaign lacks the license necessary to publicly perform "Rockin' in the Free World" and … » Read

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Scott Harrison Named Interim at Louisiana Phil

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Scott Harrison, former executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is to serve as interim executive director and “senior strategic facilitator” for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. James Boyd stepped down as CEO in … » Read

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Karen Brooks Hopkins: 'Arts World Power Broker'

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Karen Brooks Hopkins, former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, current advisor to Onassis USA, admits to having “the fundraising gene” in having successfully grown the BAM endowment “from nothing to approximately $100 … » Read

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SF Opera Costumers Reach PPE Record

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On July 31, members of the San Francisco Opera’s (SFO) costume department reached a unique milestone—the production of the 10,000 th protective face mask for donation to firefighters, social service agencies, and front-line medical … » Read


David Lang's Latest: The Irony of in nature

August 4, 2020 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
David Lang is an insatiably prolific composer. At any given point in time, it seems, there is a world premiere of a Lang piece happening somewhere. His website lists 24 choral or vocal works of various lengths coming out in the last five years … » Read

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