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New Diversity Grants Available from Orchestra League, OPERA America

January 10, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Within 24 hours of each other, Opera America and the League of American Orchestras announced new grant monies for projects that emphasize diversity and inclusion. The League has received $2.1 million from the Mellon Foundation to launch … » Read

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Nicola Benedetti, Christian Blackshaw Top U.K. New Year's Honors List

January 3, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The U.K.’s 2019 New Year’s Honor List represented a bit of a dry spell for the performing arts after last year’s list contained dozens from that world. Two of the most distinguished honorees are Christian Blackshaw, the first … » Read

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Tchaikovsky Comp, Scheduled for June, May Not Happen

December 17, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
It’s not clear that the 16 th International Tchaikovsky Competition, scheduled for June 17-29, will take place. Moscow Conservatory Rector Alexander Sokolove last week expressed concern that, although the monies had been allocated for the … » Read

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Linc Inc Acknowledges Ten Rising Artists

December 14, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Lincoln Center has announced its Emerging Artist Awards, a kind of broadened version of the Center’s Martin E. Segal Awards, which originated in 1986. Each of the ten winners is chosen by a Center constituent and each receives $7,500 for … » Read

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The Musical Awards Reception: 2019 Edition

December 12, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
“We live in a society that is hostile towards classical music and serious art in general….So it is wonderful to have such organizations as Musical America that still have a voice in the modern day and may help listeners navigate the … » Read

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Grammy Nominations: The (Classical) List

December 10, 2018 | Musical America
The Grammy nominations were announced on December 7, pushed back from December 5 due to President George H.W. Bush's funeral. These apply to the 61st annual awards, scheduled for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The portion of … » Read

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Knight Foundation Invests $37M in Miami Arts

December 10, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In October, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invested $20 million in Detroit arts groups , such as Sphinx and Michigan Opera Theater. This month, it announced Miami arts groups will be getting $37 million. Since 2005 the foundation has … » Read

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Recent Competitions: Deadlines and Results

December 7, 2018 | Brian Wise Musical America
Just as the University of Michigan discontinues the M-Priz e, the curtain is rising on a new chamber music competition organized by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in Birmingham, UK. The title decidedly doesn’t roll off the tongue: The … » Read

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UMich Drops the M-Prize

December 6, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The University of Michigan’s $100,000 M-Prize has played its swan song. The university’s School of Music, Theater & Dance said on Wednesday that funding for the annual chamber music competition had run out and that the third … » Read

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Dutch Composer Wins Grawemeyer for 'Intercultural' Work

December 3, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, the University announced today. Bons’s one-hour Nomaden , for cello and mixed ensemble, was named as the winning piece. The award, … » Read

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