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Maestros Moving Up

July 12, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Elora (Ontario) Festival and Elora Singers have appointed Mark Vuorinen [picured], director of Kitchener-Waterloo's Grand Philharmonic Choir, as artistic director. He succeeds Noel Edison, who was fired amid sexual misconduct allegations. … » Read
 

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76 Trombones Was Small Potatoes: Try 800

July 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In The Music Man , Meredith Willson’s iconic con man Harold Hill conjures up visions of 76 trombones to convince the River City school board to invest in his musical instruments. What might Mr. Hill think about the upcoming International … » Read
 

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Christopher O'Riley Exits as Host of From the Top

July 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Longtime NPR From the Top host Christopher O’Riley reports that he is no longer with the show. “I was informed by incoming From the Top Executive Director, Gretchen Nielsen, a little over a month ago that this upcoming season would be … » Read
 

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$98,000 in Opera America Grants for Works by Women

July 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Opera America’s latest round of grants for women composers, totaling $98,000, will go to five opera companies to fund new works. Monies come from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, which, with the exception of these grants and some … » Read
 

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Local Media Sees Support of Flautist's Cause by Fellow Musicians

July 11, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Elizabeth Rowe, principal flutist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), has apparently gained the support of many of her colleagues in her equal pay suit. On July 2, one day after a new Massachusetts Equal Pay law took effect, she sued the BSO … » Read
 

Industry News

Girls Only: Summer Camp for Teen Composers

July 11, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The numbers are stark: In 2016-2017, just 1.3 percent of the works performed by the 85 largest symphony orchestras in the U.S. were composed by women. To begin to address this imbalance, Temple University graduate Erin Busch, a 27-year-old … » Read
 
 

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