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Araphoe Philharmonic launches competition for composer-in-residence

The Arapahoe Philharmonic, based in Littleton, Colorado, has announced the Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition for U.S. composers under 35 years old not regularly employed professionally as composers.......

June 13, 2014

Palm Beach Symphony raises $44,176 in 24-hour event

Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony raised $44,176 in one day while participating in Palm Beach County’s first-ever “Great Give” online fundraising event. The orchestra was the third-largest fundraiser out of...

June 12, 2014

New Bedford Symphony and South Coast Chamber Music Society merge

In Massachusetts, the South Coast Chamber Music Society has merged with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, to form the South Coast Chamber Music Series. The merger officially takes place...

June 10, 2014

Springfield Symphony commissions concerto based on Frankenthaler paintings

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra in western Massachusetts has commissioned a new piano concerto by Kenneth Fuchs, to be performed in the orchestra’s 2015-16 season with Jeffrey Biegel as soloist.......

June 11, 2014

League announces Gold Baton, Helen M. Thompson awards

At its National Conference in Seattle last week, the League of American Orchestras presented two awards: the Gold Baton and the Helen M. Thompson Award. The Gold Baton went...

June 9, 2014

Curtis Institute names three musicians to new arts-based service corps

The Curtis Institute of Music has announced that three Curtis musicians will participate as Fellows in the inaugural year of the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project, a new arts-based...

June 6, 2014

NJSO family concert to spotlight five El Sistema ensembles in NJ

Participants in four El Sistema-inspired music-education programs in New Jersey will join students from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s NJSO CHAMPS music program on June 7 for “Fiddle-and-Fa-La-La-Fest” at...

June 5, 2014

League’s ASCAP Awards honor 27 orchestras for adventurous programming

The League of American Orchestras will honor 27 orchestras with 2013-14 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League’s 69th National Conference taking place in Seattle from June 4...

June 4, 2014

Copyright Demystified

Copyrights in music publishing are among the least understood and most critical concepts in the performing arts industry. Musical America’s latest Special Report, Music Publishing: Copyright Demystified, untangles the...

June 3, 2014

Sultans of String win top honor at SiriusXM Indie Awards

Sultans of String, the Toronto-based all-string ensemble headed by Canadian six-string violinist Chris McKhool, has won a Sirius XM Indie Award in the “World Group of the...

June 2, 2014