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Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute

2 Cove Rd.
South Salem, NY 10590-1023
(914) 582-3915

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-6774

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Park Univ. - International Center for Music

8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
(816) 584-6484

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The Boston Conservatory

8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9153

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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

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
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 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 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 21-23, 2016 Nashville, TN Radio Show
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 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.”

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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 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 You'll find a list of videos below.


Your Personal Brand

Taking a bow


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

Mass Exodus from Los Angeles Times

November 30, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
The bad news is that more than 80 reporters and editors of the Los Angeles Times accepted buyouts last week, according CNN Money , when only 52 were requested by management. Perhaps the only good news to report is that the sole remaining music … »Read

People in the News

Cellist Sues Her Orchestra for Religious Discrimination

November 30, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.comfrom Citizen-Times
The former principal cellist of the Ashville Symphony is suing the orchestra for religious discrimination. Jacqueline Taylor, who was tenured and claimed 22 years with the ensemble, was let go after requesting not to work on her Sabbath in March … »Read

Industry News

Tehran Symphony Concert Cancelled Due to Women in the Orchestra

November 29, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
TEHRAN--A high-profile performance in Iran by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was cancelled at the last minute because it was due to feature female musicians, its furious conductor said on Sunday. Ali Rahbari said he was told 15 minutes before the … »Read

People in the News

Matthew Aucoin to Music Academy of the West

November 30, 2015 | Nicholas Beard,
Composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin has been named the 2016 Stepanek Foundation Opera Conductor at the Music Academy of the West. Aucoin, 25, has been receiving a good deal of attention lately, with his two-year appointment as the Solti … »Read

Industry News

Opera Lyra Owes National Arts Center $1M

November 30, 2015 | from Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa’s Opera Lyra, which  declared bankruptcy last month after a 30-year run, owes a total of $1,022,144, nearly all of it to the National Arts Center, of which it was a resident company. A total of 42 other creditors are named, … »Read

People in the News

Director Luc Bondy Dies at 67

November 28, 2015 | from Reuters
Swiss director Luc Bondy, whose work influenced theaters across Europe, has died at the age of 67, the Paris-based Odeon theater, which he had headed since 2012, announced on Saturday. Bondy made his Met Opera debut with the 2009 production of … »Read






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