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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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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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US/Canada Services & Products (Commercial)
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

June 12-14, 2015 Boston, MA Conductors Guild Annual Conference
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 23-25, 2015 Saint Louis, MO Musica Sacra Saint Louis Conference
October 12-15, 2015 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 29-November 1, 2015 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society Convention
November 2=6, 2015 Jacksonville, FL International Congress on Acoustics
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 7-10, 2016 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 12-14, 2016 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 15-19, 2016 New York, NY Association of Performing Arts Presenters
January 20-22, 2016 Anaheim, CA International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 21-24, 2016 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
February 20-24, 2016 Louisville, KY Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 1-6, 2016 San Luis Obispo, CA American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 2-5, 2016 Cincinnati, OH National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 2-5, 2016 Tampa Bay, FL American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 16-19, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
April 2-6, 2016 San Antonio, TX Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 18-21, 2016 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 17-21, 2016 Montreal, QC Opera America
June 6-11, 2016 Baltimore, MD League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 8-11, 2016 Austin, TX Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 15-18, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Chorus America Conference
June 17-19, 2016 Boston, MA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 20-23, 2016 Houston, TX American Guild of Organists
June 20-25, 2016 Denver, CO Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 30-July 3, 2016 Atlanta, GA American Harp Society Conference
July 8-12, 2016 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
March 8-11, 2017 Minneapolis, MN American Choral Directors Association National 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

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Artist Management

Arts Management

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Copyrights

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Liability

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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

BSO Gives Nelsons a New, Eight-Year Contract

August 4, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has found its ideal artistic partner in Andris Nelsons and he in them. So successful has their first year together been that they have torn up his initial five-year contract and replaced it with one for eight years. … »Read
 

Reviews

New Cliburn Documentary a Significant 'Artistic Achievement'

August 4, 2015 | Stuart Isacoff, MusicalAmerica.com
Virtuosity , the Van Cliburn Competition’s documentary about the 2013 edition of the event, opens dramatically with black and white images that evoke the dismal, heavy atmosphere of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal . Unlike the … »Read
 

Reviews

Conlon at Ravinia: A Tenure Worth Celebrating

August 4, 2015 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—When James Conlon arrived as music director of the Ravinia Festival in 2005, he had some major ideas he wanted to explore: a survey of Mahler’s symphonic works, full-length operas in concert, and music by composers suppressed … »Read
 

Industry News

Long Live the Bassoon!

August 4, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Is the grandfather from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf under threat? The instrument that fills that role, the bassoon, has been playing in the last chance saloon for years. In 2010 WQXR had bassoonist Monica Ellis presenting “Five … »Read
 

Industry News

Surgeons Perform Better with Music

August 4, 2015 | Anthony Brown
If you are headed for the operating room, you’d better hope your surgeon is a music lover. Research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) claims that surgeons perform better when listening to their favorite music. UTMB … »Read
 

People in the News

Cleveland O Names Executive Director

August 3, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
André Gremillet, current managing director of the Melbourne Symphony, former executive director of the New Jersey Symphony, is to succeed Gary Hanson as executive director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Hanson has been with the orchestra for … »Read
 
 

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