PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

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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Master classes/Workshops
US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
Music Schools & Departments
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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US/Canada Services & Products (Commercial)
Services & Professional Music Orgs (non-profit)

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

6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620


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AskEdna: Career Advice blog

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

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 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 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 15-17, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
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
August 28 September 1, 2018 Granada, Spain International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
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 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.”


Reviews

The Other Santa Fe Operas: The Good, the Bland, and the Unforgivable

July 26, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE, NM— The Golden Cockerel has long been regarded as Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular opera in the West, but its popularity has faded, and none of the composer’s other operas has emerged to replace it. Santa Fe … »Read
 

People in the News

Is David Robertson Poised for a New Job?

July 26, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
What’s next for conductor David Robertson? Having already announced that he will leave his post as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, it now appears that he will also leave his … »Read
 

People in the News

Cecilia String Quartet to Disband

July 26, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Cecilia String Quartet, winners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition and current quartet-in-residence at the University of Toronto, will disband at the close of 2017-18. The news comes as a surprise; the quartet, founded … »Read
 

Industry News

Pittsburgh Festival Opera vs. Pittsburgh Opera. What's in a Name?

July 26, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
In February, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh SummerFest announced a rebranding and a new name, Pittsburgh Festival Opera. The 39-year old company has been and continues to be a summertime event, but the folks at the full-season Pittsburgh Opera … »Read
 

Industry News

Qantas Airlines Rejects 1766 Guadagnini Violin in Cabin

July 26, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Norwegian violinist Ole Bøhn recently showed up at the Qantas airlines gate in the Santiago, Chile, airport for a flight to Sydney, only to be turned away when the staff refused to allow his 1766 Guadagnini violin in the cabin. “When … »Read
 

People in the News

Opera Tampa Artistic Director Resigns Suddenly

July 25, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Over the weekend Daniel Lipton resigned as artistic director of Opera Tampa, effective immediately. He was just one year away from fulfilling a six-year contract and was scheduled to conduct all of the operas in the coming season. General … »Read
 
 

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