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Musical America Honors NMBx Regional Editor with Profile in Courage

Ellen McSweeney

Ellen McSweeney

NewMusicBox Regional Editor Ellen McSweeney has been recognized among the “professionals of the year” in the edition of Musical America 30: Profiles In Courage released today. In a brief article profiling McSweeney’s achievements, Musical America highlighted reports she has written for NewMusicBox in the course of her tenure, such as “The Power List: Why Women Aren’t Equals in New Music,” but paid particular attention to her post “The Deafening Silence of the Beethoven Festival Musicians,” noting the deep impact it had on the community—particularly among freelance musicians.

To select the complete list of honorees, Musical America asked the international performing arts community to nominate industry professionals who have “taken a risk and spoken out where others were silent.” From the hundreds of nominees, 30 were selected to be featured in this year’s special report. They are:

Peter Alward, managing director, Salzburg Easter Festival
Martin Anderson, founder & CEO, Toccata Classics
Steven Blier, artistic director, New York Festival of Song
Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Aaron Dworkin, founder & president, Sphinx Organization
Hobart Earle, music director, Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra
Susan Feder, program officer arts & cultural heritage, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Anthony Fogg, artistic administrator, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Michael Fox, director of operations, Hale Center Theatre
Edmund and Patricia Frederick, co-founders, The Frederick Piano Historic Collection
Amelia Freedman, founder and artistic director, Nash Ensemble
Yin-Chu Jou, artistic director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Johanna Keller, director arts journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Carol Lazier, president, San Diego Opera
Alexander Lombard, president & CEO, Lake George Music Festival
Ellen McSweeney, musician & blogger, NewMusicBox
Michael Morgan, music director, Oakland East Bay Symphony
Mattias Naske, intendant, Vienna Konzerthaus
Sara Nealy, executive director, Festival Opera
Nicole Paiement, founder & artistic director, Opera Parallele
Michael Pastreich, president & CEO, Florida Orchestra
Matthew Peacock, founder & CEO, Streetwise Opera
Joanne Polk, pianist, teacher, recording artist
Eve Queler, conductor, impresaria
Mark Sforzini, artistic & executive director, St. Petersburg Opera Company
Robert Spano, music director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Aspen Music Festival
Becky Starobin, president, Bridge Records
Stanford Thompson, founder & artistic director, Play On, Philly! / chairman, El Sistema USA
Wu Han, co-director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Karen Zorn, president, Longy School of Music
Access the full report and individual profiles here.