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The New York Philharmonic is looking for a new music director, the Grammys are in, the American Composers Forum announces its 2015 _Champrions of New Music_ awards, and the Minnesota Orchestra is going to Cuba (via Germany for some reason).
This week: NEA gets a raise, Alan Gilbert announces his plans to step down, MMW jams with AWS, US Copyright Office suggests big changes to music licensing, and more.
- NEA – Might get a 2 million dollar raise.
- Alan Gilbert – Stepping down in 2017. #nowhiring
- MMW with AWS – Alarm System ensues.
- American Composers Forum – 2015 National Composition Contest winners.
- US Copyright Office – 245 pages of suggestions on music licensing.
This week: a Met protester, Carnegie Hall’s 125 commissions project, Mason Bates at the Kennedy Center, and more!
- The Kennedy Center – 1st ever Composer-in-Residence.
- Mason Bates
- Carnegie Hall – New Commissioning Project
- Kronos Quartet
- Metropolitan Opera – Protester jumps on stage.
- Anna Netrebko
- Bluebeard’s Castle – In honor of Valentine’s Day.
- Valery Gergiev
- SoundExchange – Pays out $773 million.
- The Miller Theatre‘s Composer Portraits – Catch friend of the show Missy Mazzoli.
- Missy Mazzoli
This week on SoundNotion, we moderate a discussion on substitute musician pay equity in the Minnesota Orchestra between Roberts Levine and Drew McManus. Plus:The CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Björk’s new album leaked and released early.
- This week on SoundNotion, we moderate a discussion on pay equity for substitute musicians in the Minnesota Orchestra between Robert Levine and Drew McManus.
- Also this week, the CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming are announced. Festival of New Trumpet Music you say? Dave approves (he’s a trumpet nerd).
- Björk’s new album Vulnicura was leaked two months early, so she decided to go ahead and release it. Sam approves (he’s a Björk nerd). Go and buy it.
This week, the American Composers Forum’s Vice President of Programs, Craig Carnahan, discusses the ACF’s 40th anniversary celebrations and the National Composer Night Out.
- Craig Carnahan, Vice President of Programs at the American Composers Forum, joins the panel. It’s the ACF’s 40th Anniversary! (And there is a National Composer Night Out on May 14, 2015.)
- The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute is back! Its 12th incarnation just took place and Craig tells us it was INCREDIBLE. Get ready for next year.
- Spring for Music is being reborn as Shift: A Festival of American Orchestras, taking place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.