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Click on the tabs below to advance your career by searching Contests & Awards, Schools, Festivals, Camps, Service Organizations, and our list of Services and Products, Scholarships and Grants and Events and Conferences.

And be sure to browse the excellent career advice offered by legendary Artist Manager Edna Landau in her Ask Edna blog and the entertainment law experts in their Law and Disorder blog.

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Spotlight: Contests & Awards
Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol

1050 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
UNITED STATES
(315) 585-2234

Spotlight: Contests & Awards
Michael Hill International Violin Competition

PO Box 78-141, Grey Lynn
Auckland, 1245
NEW ZEALAND
(9) 360-6472


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Master classes/Workshops
US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
Music Schools & Departments
Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
Park Univ. - International Center for Music

8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
(816) 584-6484

Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
The Boston Conservatory (Music, Dance, Theater)

8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9153


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Services & Professional Music Orgs (non-profit)

Spotlight: Acoustics Consulting
Acentech - Studio A

33 Moulton St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-8000

Spotlight: Web, Email, Digital Marketing
InstantEncore

8380 Miramar Mall, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92121
(412) 418-4696


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AskEdna: Career Advice blog
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Scholarships and Grants

Musical America routinely updates the list of scholarships and grants in an effort to keep current and ensure opportunities for musicians.

If you know of a scholarship or grant not mentioned in our lists, please send us a message.

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Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

February 25 - March 1, 2015 Denver, CO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
May 18-22, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA International Congress on Acoustics
May 25-30, 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo, Denmark International Society for the Performing Arts
June 12-14, 2015 Chicago, IL Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 17-20, 2015 Boston, MA Chorus America Conference
June 17-20, 2015 Miami, FL Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 23-28, 2015 Oklahoma City, OK Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 27-29, 2015 Cleveland, OH Guitar Foundation of America Convention
July 19-22, 2015 Nashville, TN League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 12-16, 2015 New Orleans, LA The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 15-19, 2015 Denver, CO Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 25-29, 2015 Madrid, Spain ClarinetFest Conference 2015
August 1-4, 2015 Baltimore, MD International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 7-9, 2015 San Francisco, CA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
August 13-16, 2015 Washington, DC National Flute Association Conference
August 15-20, 2015 Tokyo, Japan International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
September 25-October 1, 2015 Denton, TX International Computer Music Conference
October 12-15, 2015 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 29-November 1, 2015 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society Convention
November 5-7, 2015 Indianapolis, IN College Music Society National Conference
November 12-15, 2015 Kansas City, MO American Music Therapy Association Conference
January 6-10, 2016 Indianapolis, IN National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 15-19, 2016 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 20-22, 2016 Anaheim, CA International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 21-24, 2016 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
June 20-23, 2016 Houston, TX American Guild of Organists
July 8-12, 2016 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference

Ask Edna
Edna Landau’s blog
Edna LandauEdna Landau—doyenne of the music business, long-time managing director of IMG Artists and director of career development at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles—writes Ask Edna exclusively for MusicalAmerica.com to provide invaluable advice to music students and young professional artists. Read more about Edna’s impact on the performing arts.

Send your questions to Edna Landau at AskEdna@MusicalAmerica.com and she’ll answer through Ask Edna. Click the links below to read Edna’s recent columns on the critical aspects of launching and managing and professional music career.

Arts Administration

Career Etiquette

Communicating with Your Audience

Finding a Manager

For Chamber Music Ensembles

Listening to Your Inner Voice

Managing Your Own Career

Publicity and Promotion

The Orchestral World

When It Comes to Recording

During Edna’s 23 years as managing director of IMG Artists, she personally looked after the career of violinist, Itzhak Perlman and launched the careers of musicians such as pianists Evgeny Kissin and Lang Lang, violinist Hilary Hahn, and conductors Franz Welser-Mõst and Alan Gilbert.

Edna believes young musicians can grow their own careers, with “hard work, blind faith, passion for the cause, incessant networking and a vision that refuse[s] to be tarnished by naysayers.”

Law and Disorder:

Performing Arts Division

The legal blog from GG Arts Law


The law plays an integral part in the performing arts, whether it's dealing with visas, copyrights, contracts, taxes, licensing, employees, venues . . . well, you get the idea.

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division is written by the attorneys at GG Arts Law. GG specializes in entertainment law as well as visas and immigration issues for foreign artists and performers.

To ask your own question, write to lawanddisorder@musicalamerica.org. Click below to review answers to key questions about the business and law affecting the performing arts.

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Agents

Artist Management

Arts Management

Central Withholding Agreements

Contracts

Copyrights

Employees

For Profits

Independent Contractors

Liability

Licensing

Limited Liability Companies

Music Rights

Non-Profits

Presenters

Recordings

Taxes

Touring

Venues

Visas

How-to Videos

iCadenza helps musicians of all career stages break through challenges and pursue their goals with confidence and joy. Through our individual consulting, workshops, and our Career Development Bootcamp, we help classical musicians develop strong personal brands, create action plans, and sharpen their mental game. We are happy to offer a free 1-hour consultation to readers of Musical America. Send an email and mention MusicalAmerica.com to arrange your free consulation.

Musical America and iCadenza are committed to providing up-to-date career development resources to emerging professional musicians. Send your questions to info@MusicalAmerica.com. You'll find a list of videos below.

Introduction

Your Personal Brand

Taking a bow

Accountability

Green Room Dos and Don'ts

How to Say Thank You

When to Pursue Management

How to Find the Right Manager

How Not to "Humble Brag"


Industry News

The Piano Is Dead: Long Live the Piano!

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Chicago Tribune
It’s been nearly three years since The New York Times published an article titled, For Used Pianos, Last Note Is Thud in the Dump ,  relaying the depressing news that the demand for “acoustic” pianos, especially used ones, … »Read
 

Industry News

Have Orchestra, Will Travel

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
From the department of intriguing ideas comes Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra for the Next Generation), essentially a mobile orchestra housed in a five-and-a-half-ton semi truck that travels to various locales in South Korea to spread the … »Read
 

Industry News

Joan Tower's Fanfares Makes the National Registry

March 26, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Joan Tower’s five Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman , as recorded in 1999 by the Colorado Symphony under its then-Music Director Marin Alsop—also the piece’s dedicatee—represents the sole purely classical recording among the … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

Five (at Least) Singers to Watch

March 26, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
In what the Met calls “America’s most prestigious vocal competition,” the winners of the National Council Auditions were announced early this week, five American singers chosen out of the nine who had made it to the finals from … »Read
 

Industry News

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Handle Caramoor Programming

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, in Katonah, NY, at one time known simply as the Caramoor Festival, has announced a new agreement with Jazz at Lincoln Center, whereby JLC will program Caramoor’s annual jazz festival, which opens … »Read
 

People in the News

Opera Singers Killed in Plane Crash

March 25, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Guardian
Among the 150 victims of the Germanwings crash in the southern Alps were two opera singers, one of whom was traveling with her husband and baby. That was German mezzo-soprano Maria Radner, 34; also killed was bass-baritone Oleg Bryjak, 54, from … »Read
 
 

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