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Former Interim at Cinci's CCM Named Dean at UNC

April 23, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro has named Bruce D. McClung as the dean of its College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), as of July 14, 2019. McClung is currently an associate professor of musicology at the University of … » Read

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New Exec Director for Festival Mozaic

April 23, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Festival Mozaic, which on July 24 launches its 49 th season, has named Lloyd Tanner as its next executive director, starting next month. Tanner is the recent director of business development for the Los Angeles Opera. At the Festival he succeeds … » Read

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City Opera Hires Fund Raiser, an Optimist

April 23, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Jason Smoller, free-lance oboist and former associate director of external affairs for The New York Pops, is the new development director for the New York City Opera—a challenging role for even the hardiest of souls. He also serves as … » Read

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New Faculty at NEC, Cinci Conservatory

April 23, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The New England Conservatory (NEC) has appointed Alessio Bax [pictured]to its piano faculty, starting next fall. Bax, who first came to international fame winning the 1997 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition and, three years later, the … » Read

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Proms 2019: Lunar Landing, Sci-Fi Night, and 14 Enigmas

April 23, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Karina Canellakis, chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra as of next fall, on July 19 becomes the first woman ever to conduct a First Night of the Proms. The program includes the premiere of a BBC commission, Long Is the … » Read

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New Piano Competition in China Offers $150,000 Top Prize

April 22, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Some 20 pianists, chosen by invitation, are to compete in the First China International Music Competition starting on May 4, to be held in Beijing at the China Conservatory of Music. The government-funded event offers an unprecedented (for an … » Read

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Heather Harper Has Died

April 22, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
British soprano Heather Harper, known particularly for her interpretations of works by Benjamin Britten, died today at the age of 88. The Guardian refers to her as “one of the best loved and most respected singers of her generation.” … » Read

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New Principal for Cleveland O, New Fellow for Minnesota

April 22, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Nathaniel Silberschlag [pictured], set to earn his Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School in May, is the new principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra. He comes to the job from the free-lance Washington National Opera Orchestra, where … » Read

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Opus 3, Columbia Make Roster Additions

April 22, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Columbia Artists has signed conductor Tim Davies [pictured] for worldwide representation. His credits are mostly in film and video- game scores and include La La Land, The Peanuts Movie , and Frozen . He led the National Symphony Orchestra in … » Read

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U.K. Arts Execs' Compensation Pales Compared to U.S.

April 22, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Results from a recent study by Arts Professional hints that artistic and executive chiefs at major U.K. arts organizations are well paid. The Royal Opera House, by way of example, in 2016-17 spent £4.2m,17 percent of its £24.7m annual … » Read

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