Category: Industry Buzz

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New Haven Symphony’s 2014-15 season

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra has announced nine programs for its 2014-15 season, which will open on October 2 at New Haven’s Woolsey Hall with Music Director William...

April 18, 2014

New research from Curb Center points to connection between the arts and well-being

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee announced recent publications on the connections between arts and enterprise, and between art and well-being.... ...

April 17, 2014

International group of conservatories forms Asia-Pacific alliance

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit—a meeting convened in Sydney, Australia for the purpose of creating closer ties between music schools from Asia and the Pacific Rim—has just concluded. Those...

April 16, 2014

John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer for “Become Ocean”

John Luther Adams’s orchestral work Become Ocean, premiered on June 20, 2013 by the Seattle Symphony, has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Evoking a tidal surge, melting...

April 15, 2014

Jerome Fund invites applications from emerging composers

The American Composers Forum’s Jerome Fund for New Music is seeking applications from emerging composers who reside in Minnesota or in the five boroughs of New York...

April 14, 2014

Chicago Sinfonietta expands fellowship to include emerging conductors

The Chicago Sinfonietta is expanding its Project Inclusion program with a conducting fellowship aimed at fostering development of emerging conductors from diverse backgrounds. The deadline for applications to the...

April 11, 2014

Raising funds for orchestras while vying for a chance on the podium

Minnesota’s Rochester Symphony Orchestra and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin both have held spring fundraising events in which aspiring amateur conductors from the community vie for the...

April 10, 2014

World premieres performed by and for young people

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony in Vermont and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, each recently announced world premieres during the month of April....

April 9, 2014

Women’s Philharmonic fundraiser to support works by women composers

The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy—a nonprofit organization established in 2008 to support the performance of orchestral works by women composers—is in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign to fund its...

April 8, 2014

Solti Foundation conductor awards announced

The Solti Foundation U.S., named for legendary conductor Georg Solti and based in Evanston, Illinois, announced eight awards to support the careers of young American conductors. Cristian...

April 7, 2014