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Malko Conducting Comp Boasts Record Number of Applicants

December 3, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Danish National Symphony Orchestra reports that it has received a record number of applications for its triennial Malko Competition for Young Conductors, scheduled to take place June 7 – 12, 2021. In total, 612 young men and women under age … » Read
 

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Bouquets & Brickbats at Oper! Awards

December 2, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Since Germany has more opera houses per capita (80, to be precise) than the U.S. has Starbucks, a win at one of the country’s annual Oper! Awards is an important accomplishment, even—or perhaps especially--in the year of the pandemic. … » Read
 

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Awards Update: Young Concert Artists, Royal Phil Society, More

November 20, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
In what has become a rare phenomenon for 2020, Young Concert Artists held an in-person competition on Nov. 8 at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. Three winners were chosen from a finalist pool of ten instrumentalists and singers. They are: … » Read
 

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Musical America 2021

November 17, 2020 |
Susan Elliott, Musical America
The 2021 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts is a major departure from the version that first appeared in 1961—and every year since--with Leonard Bernstein on the cover as Musician of the Year. For one thing, … » Read
 

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Four Diversity Initiatives Embraced by the Sphinx Venture Fund

November 13, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The Sphinx Organization on Wednesday announced the second round of its annual Sphinx Venture Fund grants, awarding gifts of between $50,000 and $100,000 to four recipients that intend to promote cultural diversity in classical music. The … » Read
 

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Finalists Announced for a Storied Competition, Live & Unmasked

November 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Now in its 60 th consecutive year of launching careers, Young Concert Artists this week has been live screening a group of singers and instrumentalists under the age of 30 chosen to participate in Sunday’s finals in Merkin Concert Hall. As … » Read
 

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MSM Names Hugh Masekela (Jazz) Scholars

November 4, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) and the ELMA Music Foundation, in partnership with the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, have named two new “Masekela Scholars” for the 2020–21 academic year. Zoe Molelekwa (Jazz Arts, piano) … » Read
 

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The Compleat MTT on 'American Masters'

October 23, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Earlier this year, the pandemic quashed the celebratory retirement concerts for Michael Tilson Thomas’s 25 years as music director of the San Francisco Symphony. But not to fear: the maestro gets his due on Oct. 23 when the “American … » Read
 

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Competitions: Award Winners & New Deadlines

October 9, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Despite growing fears of a second wave of Covid-19 in France, La Maestra , a new international competition for women conductors, forged ahead Sept. 15-18. A joint project by the Philharmonie de Paris and the Paris Mozart Orchestra, the … » Read
 

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Ford, Bloomberg, et al. to Give $156M to Black, Latinx, Asian Arts Groups

September 25, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sixteen major donors and foundations have combined resources to come up with over $156 million to support Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts organizations in response to the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. About half the amount is … » Read
 
 

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