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Melissa Smey is among Musical America’s 2019 Professionals of the Year

Musical America Worldwide has announced its "2019 Musical America Professionals of the Year," a list of 30 professionals who are considered to be "the movers & shakers of the performing arts." This year's "Top 30" includes Melissa Smey, Associate Dean and Executive Director, Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts. 

Reporter Clive Paget writes: "Over the last ten years, Miller Theatre's Melissa Smey has demonstrated her passion for new music and fostering new audiences by commissioning and premiering 29 new works and two new chamber operas by artists including Chaya Czernowin, Missy Mazzoli, and John Zorn."

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