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Five conductors selected for Solti Foundation career assistance awards

The Solti Foundation has named five recipients of its 2012 Career Assistance Awards, given to recognize, encourage, and provide assistance to young American conductors at the start...

August 16, 2012

Atlanta Symphony to perform roots music with Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert on August 18 with the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters—a group of performers of Geechee Gullah ancestry...

August 15, 2012

Aspen Music Festival more than halfway to $75M campaign goal

The Aspen Music Festival and School has launched the public phase of its “Where Dreams Begin” capital and endowment campaign with the news that it has raised...

August 14, 2012

El Sistema documentary launches Kickstarter campaign

A documentary film project centering on Play On, Philly!, an El Sistema-inspired music-education program based in West Philadelphia, has begun a fundraising campaign at ...

August 13, 2012

San Diego Youth Symphony set for year three of Community Opus Project

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory will kick off the third season of its Community Opus Project with a day of free events on August 11...

August 10, 2012

Las Vegas Phil heads for first full season in new hall

On October 20, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will open its first complete season in Reynolds Hall in the recently opened Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The...

August 9, 2012

New West Symphony’s internet contest for vocalists, with iCadenza

In Thousand Oaks, California, the New West Symphony and iCadenza—an arts consulting company based in Los Angeles—have launched SymphoNet Young Artist Competition for classically trained singers. ......

August 8, 2012

Violinist launches Facebook contest, with $5K bow as prize

The violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has launched a contest on Facebook for aspiring violinists, with the winner to receive an Arcus Cadenza Gold carbon fiber violin bow, valued at...

August 7, 2012

Atlanta Symphony creates named choral administrator chair

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the creation of the Florence Kopleff Choral Administrator Chair in perpetuity, honoring the contralto Florence Kopleff, who died on July 24,...

August 6, 2012

New three-year partnership for Australian orchestra and Chinese conservatory

The Sydney Symphony in Australia has announced a new three-year partnership with the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, in southern China’s Guangdong province. In a press...

August 3, 2012