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California allocates $616 million in arts and culture funding

“When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2021-22 state budget on July 12, the arts, culture and live events industries got $616 million,” writes Lily Janiak in Thursday’s (7/22) San...

July 23, 2021

Seattle Arts Fellowship announces recipients of year-long placements in administrations of Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet

“As part of a bold new joint initiative to support emerging arts administrators and leaders of color, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Symphony have announced the first...

July 23, 2021

Mankato Symphony Orchestra to be featured in virtual national production

“The Mankato Symphony Orchestra has been selected to represent the state of Minnesota in the first-ever national United Symphonies of America! ‘edutainment’ event,” states an unsigned report in Wednesday’s...

July 23, 2021

A new role for Katie Wyatt, co-founder of Kidznotes, orchestra-training program for young people

“You could say that Kathryn Wyatt, the new executive director for Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, has been preparing her whole life for this role,” writes Laura...

July 23, 2021

Rediscovering the joy of playing the cello at age 93

“In 1940, at age 12, Vera Jiji found her first passion: the cello,” writes Alix Strauss in Tuesday’s (7/21) New York Times. “She learned to love playing the orchestra...

July 23, 2021

Violinist Jennifer Koh: it’s past time to de-marginalize people of Asian descent in classical music

“I have not been surprised by the recent violence toward Asian Americans. I palpably remember being afraid when I was a child in Illinois, in the 1980s,” writes violinist...

July 22, 2021

New three-year composer residency for Bill Banfield at Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

“Andrew Sewell and Bill Banfield hope to break new ground in the next three years. But in the meantime, they don’t mind revisiting an old memory: The night they...

July 22, 2021

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s outdoor Summermusik festival, spotlighting women composers

“Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s summer festival Summermusik returns from pandemic shutdown beginning Aug. 6, with performances running through Aug. 20 at outdoor venues throughout the city,” writes Anne Arenstein in...

July 22, 2021

UNC School of the Arts joins program offering scholarships to students from underserved backgrounds

“University of North Carolina School of the Arts has set up a new scholarship program in hopes of recruiting a more diverse group of students,” writes John Newsom in...

July 22, 2021

Nkeiru Okoye, composer in residence at South Shore Conservatory, honors Wellesley president Paula Johnson in new score

“Composer Nkeiru Okoye knows people see her as an activist, or a champion of social justice in the music world,” writes A.Z. Madonna in Tuesday’s (7/20) Boston Globe. “That’s...

July 22, 2021