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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

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

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

Minnesota Orchestra announces participants for 2013 Composer Institute

The Minnesota Orchestra has chosen seven emerging composers for its twelfth annual Composer Institute in January 2013: Kati Agócs, Eugene Birman, Texu Kim, Loren Loiacono, Evan Meier, Matthew...

August 2, 2012

New Haven and Waterbury symphonies embark on education initiative

In Connecticut, the New Haven and Waterbury symphony orchestras have announced a new joint education initiative, the Alexion Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Learning. The toolkit will be provided...

August 1, 2012

Radio host Overby to narrate “Lincoln Portrait” at Peninsula festival

Jonathan Overby—the host and executive producer of Higher Ground with Jonathan Overby, Wisconsin Public Radio’s long-running weekly program focusing on World Music—will serve as narrator ...

July 31, 2012

Colafelice wins Cooper piano competition

Leonardo Colafelice, a sixteen-year-old Italian pianist, has won first prize in the 2012 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, co-presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music ......

July 30, 2012