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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
The New York International Piano Competition

119 W. 57 St., Suite 1401, c/o The Stecher & Horowitz Foundation
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-8380


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Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
Mannes College The New School for Music

150 W. 85 St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-0210, (800) 292-3040


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Spotlight: Acoustics Consulting
Acentech

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

Spotlight: Web, Email, Digital Marketing
InstantEncore

8380 Miramar Mall, Suite 233
San Diego, CA 92121
(412) 418-4696


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How-to Videos

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

Date Location Event
March 22-26, 2014 Chicago, IL Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 5-10, 2014 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 7-12, 2014 Bogota, Colombia International Society for the Performing Arts
April 26-29, 2014 Berlin, Germany Audio Engineering Society Convention
May 2-4, 2014 Providence, RI National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
May 5-9, 2014 Providence, RI International Congress on Acoustics
May 17-24, 2014 Indiana University International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
May 22-26, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 28-30, 2014 St Catharines, ON Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 4-6, 2014 Seattle, WA League of American Orchestras Annual Conference 2014
June 6-11, 2014 Washington, DC Conductors Guild Annual Conference
June 11-14, 2014 Washington, DC Chorus America Conference
June 13-15, 2014 Nashville, TN Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 18-21, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 19-21, 2014 San Diego, CA Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 20-23, 2014 San Francisco, CA Opera America
June 20-25, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 22-25, 2014 New Orleans, LA American Harp Society Conference
June 23-27, 2014 Boston, MA American Guild of Organists
June 25-29, 2014 Budapest, Hungary International Viola d'amore Congress
July 5-9, 2014 Boston, MA National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 13-17, 2014 Columbus, OH The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 16-19, 2014 New York, NY League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 16-20, 2014 Atlanta, GA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 26-29, 2014 Portland, OR International Association of Assembly Managers Conference
July 30-August 3, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA ClarinetFest Conference 2014
July 31-August 2, 2014 Costa Mesa CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 5-9, 2014 New York, NY International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
August 7-10, 2014 Chicago, IL National Flute Association Conference
September 2-5, 2014 Seattle, WA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 10-12, 2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Show
September 14-20, 2014 Athens, Greece International Computer Music Conference
September 17-20, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Arts Midwest Conference
September 29-October 2, 2014 Atlanta, GA Performing Arts Exchange
October 9-12, 2014 Los Angeles Audio Engineering Society Convention
October 13-16, 2014 Eugene, OR Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 29-November 2, 2014 St. Louis, MO College Music Society National Conference
October 30-November 2, 2014 St. Louis, MO College Music Society National Conference
November 6-9, 2014 Louisville, KY American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 6-9, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 7-10, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 13-16, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 16-19, 2014 Melbourne, Australia InterNoise Conference 2014
November 17-22, 2014 Montreal, Canada CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts)
November 19-22, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Conference for Community Arts Education
November 21-25, 2014 Scotsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 8-11, 2015 Greensboro, NC National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 9-13, 2015 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 13-15, 2015 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 13-15, 2015 Denver, CO International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 21-24, 2015 Halifax, Canada Canadian Arts Presenting Association
January 22-25, 2015 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
February 25 - March 1, 2015 Denver, CO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
May 18-22, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA International Congress on Acoustics
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 25-29, 2015 Madrid, Spain ClarinetFest Conference 2015
June 20-23, 2016 Houston, TX American Guild of Organists

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

Met Proposes Mediation with Unions

July 31, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Metropolitan Opera has proposed to AGMA and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 that the two sides bring in a mediator to help move the talks along. Those two unions’ contracts—along with those of 13 other … »Read
 

People in the News

High Profile Contract Renewals, at Home and Abroad

July 30, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Michael Haefliger (pictured) has renewed his contract through 2020 as executive and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival, a post he first assumed in 1999. Among his initiatives have been founding the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2003 with … »Read
 

Reviews

National Youth Orch Hits Chicago

July 30, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO--On the outdoor stage of the glamorous Jay Pritzker Pavilion in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, an orchestra of teenagers tore into an encore, a symphonic suite from the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess . Conductor David … »Read
 

People in the News

Rochester Phil Names Music Director

July 30, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Ward Stare, onetime MusicalAmerica.com New Artist of the Month , former resident conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony, is to be the new music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. His four-year contract starts in September; Stare … »Read
 

Industry News

Carmen Through Google Glass

July 30, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
So how did Carmen through Google Glass work out at Wolf Trap? Not bad, for a first time experiment, according to a few audience members. At the July 25 performance, organizers decided to try making supertitles available on smart phones and … »Read
 

People in the News

John Mazzola Dies

July 30, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
John W. Mazzola, president of Lincoln Center from 1977 to 1982, died on July 24 of complications from lymphoma. He was 86. Mazzola, who is credited with launching the Live from Lincoln Center Public Television series, effectively ran the Center … »Read
 
 

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