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Olga Kern International Piano Competition

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

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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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Boston Conservatory at Berklee

8 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.

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Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

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 5-6, 2016 Oberlin, OH MTNA National Group Piano And Piano Pedagogy Forum
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
September 29-October 1, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Audio Engineering Society Convention
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
November 28-December 2, 2016 Honolulu, HI International Congress on Acoustics
January 5-8, 2017 Santa Barbara, CA National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 6-10, 2017 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 12-15, 2017 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 12-15, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 14-15, 2017 Jacksonville, FL MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
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
February 18-22, 2017 Baltimore, MD National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
February 22-26, 2017 Orlando, FL Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 1-4, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 8-11, 2017 Lexington, KY American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 8-11, 2017 St. Louis, MO US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 18-22, 2017 Baltimore, MD Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 22-27, 2017 Los Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
June 6-8, 2017 Detroit, MI League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 7-10, 2017 Kansas City, MO Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 16-18, 2017 San Francisco, CA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 19-24, 2017 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Fort Worth, TX American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 14-17, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 17-21, 2018 Orlando, FL Music Teachers National Association National Conference
June 6-9, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
July 2-6, 2018 Kansas City, MO American Guild of Organists
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.”

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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"


The Met’s Guillaume Tell: Thrilling Score, Bland Production

October 21, 2016 | John Yohalem,
NEW YORK--On Tuesday, for the first time in its history, the Met presented Rossini’s last opera, Guillaume Tell-- in the original French. The last time the Met staged the work, in 1931, it was Guglielmo Tell ; the first time, in 1884, it … »Read

People in the News

It's Official: Brabbins Is the New Music Director of ENO

October 21, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
English National Opera (ENO) has confirmed the appointment of Martyn Brabbins,  reported precisely one week ago as in negotiations for the job, as its next music director, “with immediate effect.” He succeeds Mark Wigglesworth, … »Read

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Changes at Leeds, Winners and Deadlines Elsewhere

October 21, 2016 | Brian Wise,
The Leeds International Piano Competition , a contest that launched the careers of Radu Lupu, András Schiff, and Murray Perahia, is seeking to reestablish its global cachet. Incoming Artistic Directors Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse said … »Read

Industry News

Are Black Composers Discriminated Against?

October 21, 2016 |
Jamaica-born composer Eleanor Alberga [pictured], speaking at a conference on diversity organized by BBC Radio 3, says black composers of classical music are victims of discrimination. "The perception of black music as jazz or reggae or coming … »Read

People in the News

Audra Has a Baby Girl

October 21, 2016 |
Musical America 2014 Musician of the Year and multiple Tony award-winner Audra McDonald, 46, gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday night at 11:16 p.m. She is the first child that she and William Swenson, married since 2012, have had together. … »Read

Industry News

New Opera to Bow in Boston:The Drumf and the Rhinegold

October 20, 2016 |
Boston-based composer Matti Kovler [pictured], whose credentials include commissions from Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall, has written a new, 15-minute opera inspired by Donald Trump. It’s based on the Ring cycle and titled The Drumf and the … »Read






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