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High School Band Commits to Rep by Women and Composers Of Color

In a Weekend Edition report, Solvejg Wastvedt from Minnesota Public Radio speaks with students and directors at Spring Lake Park High, outside …

John Adams on politics, power, and the value of art

The Guardian profiles composer John Adams, in London for a concert at the Barbican in celebration of his 70th birthday. Due to …

Katherine Balch Named California Symphony Young Composer-in-Residence

The California Symphony and its Music Director Donato Cabrera have announced that Katherine Balch has been selected as the orchestra’s new Young …

Alex Ross on Making Art in a Time of Rage

In a thought-provoking post for the New Yorker yesterday, Alex Ross considers that ubiquitous Bernstein quote on replying to violence with music …

2017 Polar Prize Recipients Announced

The two 2017 winners of the annual Polar Prize for Music, a Swedish international award which comes with a cash prize of …

Michael Hersch Awarded $250,000 President’s Frontier Award from Johns Hopkins University

Composer Michael Hersch has been named the recipient of the 2017 President’s Frontier Award from Johns Hopkins University. He will receive $250,000 …

Tonia Ko Blogging the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

The 14th annual Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute is underway and, for those not there on the ground, participating composer Tonia Ko is …

Potential NEA Defunding Harms U.S. Communities, Lacks Budget Impact

Early this morning The Hill reported that among the "dramatic" cuts proposed to the federal budget by the Trump team, "The Corporation …




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