News and music to start your week after a meaningful Memorial Day:

Happy 90th birthday to Thea Musgrave!  We did a round up of stories about the Scottish American composer’s life – but don’t miss the conversation Musgrave had with NPR.

Thrilled to hear that Roderick Cox has been named the 2018 recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, given to outstanding young U.S. conductors to guide their careers.  Cox is currently the associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.  Read more at the Star Tribune.

The 66th annual BMI Student Composers Awards have been announced!  The nine recipients (aged 18-26) were presented by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Chair of the Student Composers Awards.  The winners included Katherine Balch, Gabriella Smith, and Amy Thompson.  Learn more at NewMusicBox.

As the #MeToo movement continues to bring to light – and into conversation – the systemic problems of sexual abuse.  NPR’s Lulu Garcia-navarro spoke to Leah Hawkins and Alexis Romano (both opera singers) and Kim Witman (vice president of opera at Wolf Trap in Virginia) about their experiences.   Learn more at the website, and listen below: