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Beilman and Tao win 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grants

Violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Conrad Tao have been named winners of the 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grants. The two winners will each receive $25,000 to go...

May 30, 2012

Chorus America honors Duain Wolfe, choral director for Colorado and Chicago symphonies

Duain Wolfe, chorus director of the Colorado Symphony and music director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, has been awarded the 2012 Michael Korn Founders Award for Development...

May 29, 2012

ACO: commissions, new-music readings

Composer Milica Paranosic is winner of the American Composers Orchestra’s 2012 joint commission with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Paranosic’s work, which will feature the ACO performing...

May 25, 2012

Juilliard’s new eLearning courses for K-12 students

For the 2012-13 academic year, The Juilliard School is launching Juilliard eLearning, an online program for K-12 students and educators. For Juilliard’s first-ever group of online courses,...

May 24, 2012

Midori Orchestra Residencies Program announces 2013-14 recipients

Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program has chosen the recipients of its 2013-14 residencies. They are Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra in Michigan; and Santa Rosa...

May 23, 2012

New ArtsEdSearch website charts benefits of arts education

The Arts Education Partnership has launched ArtsEdSearch.org, a new online research and policy clearinghouse documenting educational outcomes of arts learning for students and teachers. The site is designed...

May 22, 2012

New York Youth Symphony receives $500K grant

The New York Youth Symphony has received a $500,000 grant from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation to go toward the orchestra’s endowment fund. The Foundation also has...

May 21, 2012

Petrushka Project to tour London, Mainz, New York, and Beijing in June and July

This June and July, pianists Michael Brown and Christopher McKiggan will perform during a the New York leg of a tour of the new Petrushka Project, 70...

May 18, 2012

Albany Symphony’s annual American Music Festival set for May 17-20

The Albany Symphony Orchestra in New York is holding five events for this year’s American Music Festival of contemporary music. The festival runs from May 17...

May 17, 2012

Orchestra in Amman, Jordan petitions for funds to continue operations

Musicians from the Amman Symphony Orchestra in Jordan are collecting 5,000 signatures for an online petition to save their ensemble from folding due to proposed government budget cuts. The...

May 16, 2012