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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


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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
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

8 The 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

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
April 28-30, 2016 Kitchener, ON Orchestras Canada National Meeting/a>
May 17-21, 2016 Montreal, QC Opera America
May 23-27, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT International Congress on Acoustics
May 26-30, 2016 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 30-June 4, 2016 Knoxville, TN International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
June 1-3, 2016 Calgary, AB Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 4-7, 2016 Paris, France Audio Engineering Society Convention
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 20-25, 2016 St. Louis, MO Musica Sacra Conference
June 23-25, 2016 Washington, DC Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 26-30, 2016 Columbus, GA International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
June 30-July 3, 2016 Atlanta, GA American Harp Society Conference
July 8-12, 2016 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 17-21, 2016 Redlands, CA The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2016 Norfolk, VA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 23-26, 2016 Minneapolis, MN International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 3-7, 2016 Lawrence, KS ClarinetFest Conference 2016
August 4-6, 2016 Oakland, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 11-14, 2016 San Diego, CA National Flute Association Conference
August 21-24, 2016 Hamburg, Germany InterNoise Conference 2016
August 29-September 1, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 12-16, 2016 Utrecht, Netherlands International Computer Music Conference
September 13-16, 2016 Milwaukee, WI Arts Midwest Conference
September 16-18, 2016 Chicago, IL National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
September 21-23, 2016 Nashville, TN Radio Show
September 26-29, 2016 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
October 10-16, 2016 Spokane, WA Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 27-29, 2016 Santa Fe, NM College Music Society National Conference
November 3-6, 2016 Vancouver, BC American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2016 Washington, DC Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 18-22, 2016 Dallas, TX National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 6-10, 2017 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 12-15, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 19-22, 2017 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 24-26, 2017 New Orleans, LA International Ticketing Association Annual 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.”

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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

Paris Opera Announces New Ballet Director--Quickly

February 5, 2016 | Frank Cadenhead, MusicalAmerica.com
PARIS--In a hastily arranged news conference yesterday afternoon, Paris Opera General Director Stéphane Lissner announced that Aurélie Dupont, a former star of the Opera Ballet, would succeed Benjamin Millepied, who quit earlier … »Read
 

Industry News

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute: 2016 Edition

February 5, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Composer Institute came to a close the evening of January 29 with a concert of fresh-off-the-press repertoire, all of it honed and polished after a week of workshops, rehearsals, and one-on-ones with Music … »Read
 

People in the News

La Scala Ballet Gets a New Director, But Not Without Controversy

February 5, 2016 | James Imam, MusicalAmerica.com
Early this week, Mauro Bigonzetti, an Italian choreographer known for his work in contemporary ballet, was announced as the new director of La Scala Ballet—a surprising choice for a house that favors the classical tradition. In an open … »Read
 

People in the News

City of Birmingham SO Taps New Music Director

February 4, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, MusicalAmerica.com’s  New Artist of the Month for September 2015, is to be the next music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She starts next September, having signed a … »Read
 

Reviews

At BAM: A Trisha Brown Masterwork, Perhaps for the Last Time

February 5, 2016 | Rachel Straus, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--In 1983 the Brooklyn Academy of Music launched the Next Wave Festival and commissioned the avant-garde choreographer Trisha Brown to make Set and Reset . Last week, the masterwork returned to BAM. With a score by Laurie Anderson titled … »Read
 

People in the News

Benjamin Millepied Quits Opéra de Paris

February 4, 2016 | Frank Cadenhead, MusicalAmerica.com
Benjamin Millepied will exit his post as director of dance of the Opéra de Paris after only a year in the job. The news arrives just moments before the announcement of the Paris Opera season. Paris Match attributes his decision to the … »Read
 
 

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