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Chicago Youth Symphony COO Gets Top Job at Quad City Symph

December 15, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
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 director, starting at the end of February. He … » Read

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New Conductors in Sweden, Poland, Prague, and Bremen

December 15, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
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, starting in the 2018-19 season. Also a cellist of … » Read

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UC Davis Strips Emeritus Music Prof of Titles

December 14, 2017 | Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- A former conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra gave up his professor titles amid allegations he sexually assaulted a former student who now works at the university. D. Kern Holoman, who retired … » Read

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Composer William Mayer Dies, Tonal After and Before His Time

December 14, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Composer William Mayer died in his Manhattan home on November 17, one day before his 92nd birthday. From his first commission in 1952, Mayer created works spanning a broad musical spectrum. His preference for tonal music in an era when atonality … » Read

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Boston Conservatory Prof Fired in Wake of Harassment Charges

December 14, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee has severed relations with one of its high profile professors, on the faculty for a dozen years, after repeated reports of sexual assault and harassment from female students. He appears not to have been one of … » Read

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Juilliard Development Chief Will Exit for Chicago

December 13, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Elizabeth Hurley, vice president for development and public affairs at the Juilliard School since 2013, is to become chief development officer at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, effective March 1. She succeeds Mary Ladish Selander, who announced in … » Read

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