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

Spotlight: Contests & Awards
Olga Kern International Piano Competition

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

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US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
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Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

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.

Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

October 9-12, 2017 Tacoma, WA The 37th Annual Northwest Booking Conference
October 16-20, 2017 Shanghi, China International Computer Music Conference
October 18-21, 2017 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society Convention
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 4-6, 2018 Fort Worth, TX Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 4-7, 2018 New York, NY Chamber Music America
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 National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 7-12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 7-11, 2018 Minneapolis, MN International Congress on Acoustics
May 24-28, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2018 Calgary, AB Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 6-9, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 11-15, 2018 Leeuwarden, Netherlands International Society for the Performing Arts
June 13-15, 2018 Chicago, IL League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 14-16, 2018 St. Louis, MO Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 15-17, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 18-23, 2018 Louisville, KY Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-23, 2018 Chicago, IL Chorus America Conference June 20-23, 2018 St Louis, MO Opera America 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 July 6-11, 2018 Ostend, Belgium ClarinetFest Conference 2017 July 11-14, 2018 Lancaster, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention July 15-19, 2018 St. Louis, MO The Hymn Society Annual Conference July 22-25, 2018 Toronto, ON International Association of Venue Managers Conference August 9-11, 2018 Sacramento, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference August 9-12, 2018 Orlando, FL National Flute Association Conference August 23-25, 2018 Brazil International Tuba-Euphonium Conference August 26-29, 2018 Chicago, IL InterNoise Conference 2018 August 27-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Western Arts Alliance Conference August 28 September 1, 2018 Granada, Spain International Double Reed Society Annual Conference September 5-8, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Arts Midwest Conference September 25-28, 2018 Orlando, FL Radio Show November 12-17, 2018 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts)  February 27 - March 2, 2019 Kansas City, MO American Choral Directors Association National Conference 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 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 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.”

Industry News

Update on Artist Visas, U.S. Consulates, & Other Sources of Confusion

October 20, 2017 | GG Arts Law
The following is a slightly edited version of What In the World Is Going on Now? , by GG Arts Law. While the world focuses on various tragedies, disasters, and calamities (both natural and man-made!), United States Citizenship and Immigration … »Read


Four Opera Stagings in Parma: Traditional to Ingenious to Ridiculous

October 20, 2017 | George Loomis, Musical America
PARMA, ITALY—As with opera in the rest of Italy, the Parma Verdi Festival has had its ups and downs. On my last visit, in 2008 , things were looking up. A product of the city’s Teatro Regio, the festival had grown to a four-week event … »Read

People in the News

New Hires at the San Diego Symphony

October 20, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
San Diego Symphony has named a new director of artistic planning and a new VP of education and community engagement. In the former role, Clement So leaves the 92nd Street Y after ten years as director of artistic planning; he’ll be working … »Read

Industry News

New Concert Hall in Edinburgh Will Be Its First in 100 Years

October 20, 2017 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Fundraising for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s  new concert hall is proceeding apace, with pledges of £20m from the U.K. and Scottish governments and £10 million from the Dunard Trust, a private arts fund. The £45m … »Read

Industry News

Homeless to Shine in Streetwise Opera's Truth About Love

October 19, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
To celebrate its 15 th anniversary, Streetwise Opera will join with musicians from the Royal Northern Sinfonia to premiere Tell Me The Truth About Love in April 2018. The immersive opera features Benjamin Britten’s cabaret song of the same … »Read


CDMX: LA Phil's Festive Tribute to Mexico City, Part I

October 19, 2017 | Richard S. Ginell,
LOS ANGELES—Again, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has ventured where few American symphony orchestras would dare go, this time by staging a festival devoted to music from Mexico City. Again, as in last spring’s Reykjavik Festival , the … »Read






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