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Application Deadline Nears for $500,000 Accelerator Awards

May 18, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Lewis Prize for Music is now accepting applications for Accelerator Awards for Creative Youth Development (CYD). The program provides multi-year awards of $500,000 each to music organizations that enhance youth access to learning, creating, … » Read

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Music Pulitzer Awarded to Brief, Pandemic-Inspired Piece

May 11, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Raven Chacon, a member of the Navajo Nation who lives in Albuquerque, has received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Voiceless Mass, a work for ensemble and pipe organ. It was an unexpected honor for an artist whose work in music, … » Read

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Well-established Soprano Gets Richard Tucker

May 10, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Soprano Angel Blue is the 2022 Richard Tucker Award winner, a decision made by conferral among the Foundation members rather than audition. Given to an artist “on the verge of” a major international career, the award carries a $50,000 … » Read

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Met Opera Names 2022 Bevery Sills Award Winner

May 4, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Baritone Will Liverman, who opened the Met Opera’s 2021-22 season in the lead role of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, has been named winner of the 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award, an annual $50,000 prize for … » Read

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Solti Foundation Picks BSO Ass't for $30,000 Prize

April 21, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Solti Foundation U.S. has tapped Earl E. Lee, assistant conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra, as the 2022 recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. This annual recognition, now over two decades old, goes to a promising American … » Read

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Tchaikovsky Competition Dropped from WFIMC

April 19, 2022 | Musical America
The World Federation of International Music Competitions has cancelled the membership of the Moscow-based International Tchaikovsky Competition. “The WFIMC as an apolitical organization cannot support or have as a member, a competition … » Read

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Competitions: Ukrainians Take Nielsens, Deadlines, More

April 15, 2022 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Ukrainian musicians took the top prizes in two of the three categories at the Carl Nielsen International Competition, which concluded on Sunday in the composer’s hometown of … » Read

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Sibelius Competition Drops Its Russian Participants

April 11, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
With a dozen well-chosen words—"In the current exceptional circumstances, participation in the competition was not possible.”—the Sibelius Competition did what the Cliburn would not. It banned Russian musicians from the 11-day … » Read

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Austin Opera Gets $3.3M to Support Hispanic and Latinx Programming

April 8, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Two longtime supporters of the Austin Opera (AO)—Sarah and Ernest Butler—have given the company $3.3mn to support Spanish language programming and appoint an inaugural curator of Hispanic and Latinx repertoire and performers. … » Read

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Six Russians to Compete in the Cliburn

April 5, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Thirty young pianists will compete for prizes in the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Normally held every four years, the pandemic led to a one-year delay, with the competition now scheduled for June 2 to18 in Fort Worth. Of the … » Read

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