Stories

Barcelona Dedicates a Garden to the Late Soprano Montserrat Figueras

Soprano Montserrat Figueras, who specialized in early music, is being remembered by her native city of Barcelona with a garden dedicated in her name, located in Barcelona’s Eixample district, specifically in the Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample. The City of Barcelona decided in June 2016 to name the interior garden as the Montserrat Figueras Gardens (Jardins de Montserrat Figueras). A plaque ...

Less than 5% of Audio Engineers are Women: This is My Story

My name is Mary Mazurek, and I am a recording engineer, an artist, an educator, and a Ph.D. candidate. But most of all, I am a woman working in a very male-dominated field. I've enjoyed a wonderful career. But it almost didn't happen.

5 Mexican Composers You Should Know on Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by learning more about Mexico’s most celebrated composers of the past and present. Here are 5 Mexican composers you should know because of their incredible contributions to the world of music.

6 Songs to Welcome the Merry Month of May

“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot famously wrote. But May is here, and what better way to welcome this merry month than with music? Here are six songs to help you say goodbye to April showers and say hello to May flowers.

Mezzo Jamie Barton Receives $50K Richard Tucker Award

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton was just named the recipient of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, a prestigious honor conferred annually and informally dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera."