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Cleveland Institute receives $1M gift to support full-tuition scholarship

The Cleveland Institute of Music has received a $1 million gift that will go toward providing a full-tuition conservatory scholarship for one incoming student. The gift comes from longtime...

February 26, 2021

Eighteen composers to receive 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced eighteen recipients of its annual music awards, which total $225,000. They are William Dougherty, Gabriela Frank, Annie Gosfield, Yotam Haber,...

February 25, 2021

Virginia Symphony to perform in-person concerts, Feb. 26-March 28

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced six intermissionless concerts, running 60 to 80 minutes each, in February and March in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport, representing the ensemble’s first...

February 24, 2021

Vivaldi to go: Erie Philharmonic to broadcast and stream performance—with Italian takeout

For its February 25 “Viva Italia!” concert, Pennsylvania’s Erie Philharmonic is partnering with local restaurants to promote a featured Italian dish or menu to accompany the concert, which will...

February 23, 2021

ASCAP’s $5,000 Nissim Prize goes to Nina Shekhar

Composer Nina Shekhar has received this year’s ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize for her eleven-minute work Lumina. The prize, which comes with a $5,000 award, is presented annually to...

February 22, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic’s virtual concerts and chats in 2021, hosted by Rei Hotoda

The next installment of the Fresno Philharmonic’s 2021 virtual concert series will take place on February 20, with Music Director Rei Hotoda leading the orchestra in recently recorded performances...

February 19, 2021

“Black Musicians in Early Music” free livestream, Feb. 21

On February 21, Early Music America and the Handel and Haydn Society will co-present “Black Musicians in Early Music,” a live-streamed conversation with Black musicians in the field of...

February 19, 2021

New England Conservatory students to celebrate Black musical artists, Feb. 19-25

The New England Conservatory Black Student Union’s annual celebration of the life and contribution of NEC alumna Coretta Scott King, and Black students and faculty throughout the Conservatory’s history,...

February 18, 2021

Mizzou New Music Ensemble to stream commissioned chamber works, Feb. 17

In Columbia, Missouri, the Mizzou New Music Ensemble will perform new works by Yoshiaki Onishi and Alex Berko in a concert on February 17 at 7 p.m., which can...

February 17, 2021

Music competition to celebrate Astor Piazzolla’s 100th anniversary

The inaugural Piazzolla Music Competition is accepting submissions through April 18, 2021. The virtual competition, a partnership between PARMA Recordings and Argentina’s Fundación Astor Piazzolla, is being held to...

February 16, 2021