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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
1st Berliner International Music Competition

Berlin Philharmonie
Piano • Strings • Voice
No travel required (video selection)
Winners' recitals: June 14, 2017
Deadline: March 10, 2017
info@berlinercompetition.com

Spotlight: Contests & Awards
Olga Kern International Piano Competition

PO Box 14314
Albuquerque, NM 87191-4314
UNITED STATES
(505) 814-5355


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Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute

2 Cove Rd.
South Salem, NY 10590-1023
(914) 582-3915

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-6774


Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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


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Spotlight: Musical Instruments, Accessories, Cases & Repairs
Yamaha Corp. of America

6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620


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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

March 1-4, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 8-11, 2017 Lexington, KY American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 8-11, 2017 St. Louis, MO US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 8-11, 2017 Minneapolis, MN American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 18-22, 2017 Baltimore, MD Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 22-27, 2017 Los Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 4-8, 2017 Dallas, TX Opera America
May 10-13, 2017 Montreal, QC Orchestras Canada National Meeting
May 20-23, 2017 Berlin, Germany Audio Engineering Society Convention
May 23-27, 2017 Montreal, QC International Society for the Performing Arts
May 23-27, 2017 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
May 25-27, 2017 Toronto, ON Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 6-8, 2017 Detroit, MI League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 7-10, 2017 Kansas City, MO Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2017 Portland, OR Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 16-18, 2017 San Francisco, CA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 19-24, 2017 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 19-24, 2017 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-24, 2017 Appleton, WI International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
June 25-29, 2017 Boston, MA International Congress on Acoustics
July 12-15, 2017 St Louis, MO Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 16-19, 2017 Los Angeles, CA League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 16-20, 2017 Ontario, Canada The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 20-22, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
July 26-30, 2017 Orlando, FL ClarinetFest Conference 2017
August 7-10, 2017 Nashville, TN International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 10-13, 2017 Minneapolis, MN National Flute Association Conference
August 27-30, 2017 Hong Kong InterNoise Conference 2017
August 28-31, 2017 Columbus, OH Arts Midwest Conference
September 5-9, 2017 Seattle, WA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 6-8, 2017 Austin, TX Radio Show
September 25-28, 2017 Atlanta, GA Performing Arts Exchange
October 9-12, 2017 Tacoma, WA The 37th Annual Northwest Booking Conference
October 16-20, 2017 Shanghi, China International Computer Music Conference
October 26-29, 2017 Denver, CO Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 15-18, 2017 San Francisco/Oakland, CA Conference for Community Arts Education
November 16-18, 2017 Ottawa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 16-19, 2017 St Louis, MO American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 17-21, 2017 Scottsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
December 1-3, 2017 New Orleans, LA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
January 4-7, 2018 New Orleans, LA National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 12-16, 2018 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 23-25, 2018 Baltimore, MD International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 25-28, 2018 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 31-February 4, 2018 Portland, OR Music Library Association Annual Meeting
February 17-21, 2018 Boston, MA National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Fort Worth, TX American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Atlanta, GA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 14-17, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 17-21, 2018 Orlando, FL Music Teachers National Association National Conference
June 6-9, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 22-26, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 27-30, 2018 Redlands, CA American Harp Society Conference
July 2-6, 2018 Kansas City, MO American Guild of Organists
March 6-9, 2019 Denver, CO American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 16-20, 2019 Spokane, WA MTNA National Conference
March 20-23, 2019 Louisville, KY US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual 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.”

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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"


People in the News

Gail Samuel Named Acting President/CEO of LA Philharmonic

March 28, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
With Los Angeles Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda headed back to New York to assume the top job with the New York Philharmonic, officially starting next fall, the LA Phil has announced that, effective immediately, Executive Director … »Read
 

Industry News

Juilliard Names Two to Run Its Tianjin Campus

March 29, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Juilliard School is two steps closer to making its Tianjin, China, campus a reality. Today it announced Aspen Music Festival and School VP of Development Alexander Brose as its first executive director and CEO, and San Francisco Conservatory … »Read
 

Industry News

Norwegian National Opera, Ballet in Struggle Over Performers' Pensions

March 29, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Norwegian Opera continues to struggle with its finances, as it has pretty much since the sleek glass, wood, and marble iconic structure opened nine years ago. Maintenance is far more expensive than initially anticipated, and suggested … »Read
 

Industry News

Slava's 90th Prompts 40-CD Set

March 29, 2017 | Brian Wise, MusicalAmerica.com
It sounds counterintuitive, but boxed sets appear to be a key trend among major record labels. The first three months of 2017 alone have seen a proliferation of large, extravagant repackages devoted to eminent pianists (Emil Gilels, Alexis … »Read
 

People in the News

Eugene Opera's Part-time General Director to Exit

March 29, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Mark Beudert will not renew his contract with the Eugene (OR) Opera as part-time general director. The company in January  cancelled the remainder of its season for lack of funds.  It is said to be $200,000 in debt, with a budget of … »Read
 

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Honens Competition Names New Artistic Director

March 28, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Honens International Piano Competition has announced that Canada-born pianist Jon Kimura Parker is to succeed Stephen McHolm as artistic director, effective in January of 2018, the year that the next, triennial competition takes place. McHolm … »Read
 
 

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