2016 National Auditions – Panelists Announced

2016 NATIONAL AUDITIONS LIVE AUDITIONS PANELISTS The 2016 National Auditions panel is comprised of industry-leading musicians, managers, and presenters, in the strings, piano, small chamber ensemble, woodwinds, and voice disciplines. The independent panel adjudicates the Semi-Finalists and recommends Finalists for the interview round of the Auditions. The 2016 National Auditions Panelists are: STRINGS Michael Barrett (read more…)

Kick Starting Classical Music’s Startup Scene

By Julia Rubio, Executive Director Because we hear a lot of bad news in the field these days, I’d like to share with you what we see at Astral—a bright future for classical music. We, as an industry, just have to get better at looking for it in the right places. There’s a growing classical (read more…)