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NEA releases landmark study on multiple jobholding in the arts

On August 9, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the release of a landmark research report on artists’ employment, specifically examining multiple jobholding or “moonlighting.” Commissioned by the NEA’s Research Division, More Than Once in a Blue Moon: Multiple Jobholdings by American Artists is unprecedented for the breadth of data examined that compares artists’ […]

musicmaker.com expands classical offerings

Musicmaker.com recently unveiled its new web site featuring expanded classical music offerings. Music lovers and collectors can now access a library of more than 60,000 licensed classical tracks and create custom CDs from their computers. Among the company’s classical offerings are tracks from labels such as EMI, Naxos, Koch, Newport Classic, Platinum, AVC, Nimbus, and […]

musicnotes.com continues trend toward online publishing

Digital sheet music publisher Musicnotes.com has announced a distribution agreement with Warner Bros and Mel Bay. Warner Bros. Publications handles the imprints of thousands of titles printed by smaller publishing firms like Belwin Mills, Kalmus, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Studio P/R, Inc. Other publishers represented by Musicnotes include Theodore Presser, Boosey & Hawkes, and […]

Millennium Consortium Project means multiple performances of new Zwilich work

Jeffrey Biegel / Ellen Taaffe ZwilichPhoto courtesy Jeffrey Biegel Unlike many premieres, the first performance of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Millennium Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra will certainly not be the last. This is thanks to the Millennium Consortium Project, the brainchild of pianist Jeffrey Biegel, for whom the Fantasy was written, and arts consultant Jeffrey […]

Present Music announces commission

Kamran IncePhoto courtesy European-American Present Music and the Milwaukee Art Museum recently announced the commission of a new work by composer Kamran Ince that will be premiered in May of 2001 at the much-anticipated opening of the Museum’s building expansion. The new structure was designed by internationally-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It will provide space […]

Society for American Music Appoints New Board Members

The Society for American Music has recently announced the installation of its new officers. The installation took place at their 26th national conference in Charleston, SC. The President-Elect is Paul F. Wells, the Director of the Center for Popular Music and Associate Professor of Music at Middle Tennessee State University. Immediately previous to his appointment, […]

Theodore Presser Company Enters the Digital Age of Music Publishing

Tom and Arnold BroidoPhoto courtesy of Theodore Presser Co. The Theodore Presser Company recently gave a glimpse of what music publishing in the 21st century will look like. By teaming up with a CD-ROM company called CD Sheet Music, the company recently began publishing sheet music as PDF files on CD-ROM disks. This means that […]

NYFA Awards Fellowships to NY State Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, recently awarded nearly $1.1 million to 167 artists throughout New York State, including eighteen composers. Recipients of the 156 Fellowships of $7,000 each (several collaborations) were chosen from over 4,000 applicants in the categories of architecture/environmental structures, […]

Violinist, Composer Arnold Black Dies at 77

Arnold BlackPhoto courtesy of Ruth Black Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The cause was undetermined, but he had had heart trouble in recent years. He was 77. Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The […]