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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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Master classes/Workshops
US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
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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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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

February 25 - March 1, 2015 Denver, CO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
May 18-22, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA International Congress on Acoustics
May 25-30, 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo, Denmark International Society for the Performing Arts
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 12-15, 2015 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 29-November 1, 2015 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society Convention
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 15-19, 2016 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 20-22, 2016 Anaheim, CA International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 21-24, 2016 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
June 20-23, 2016 Houston, TX American Guild of Organists
July 8-12, 2016 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing 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

Central Withholding Agreements

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Copyrights

Employees

For Profits

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Liability

Licensing

Limited Liability Companies

Music Rights

Non-Profits

Presenters

Recordings

Taxes

Touring

Venues

Visas

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"


Reviews

The Met’s New Cav/Pag: A Double Bill, Half Successful

April 17, 2015 | Fred Cohn, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—In his new production of the Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci double bill at the Metropolitan Opera, viewed April 14, director David McVicar takes wildly dissimilar approaches to the two works. He stages Cavalleria as a stark, … »Read
 

Industry News

House Introduces 'Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015'

April 17, 2015 | Nicholas Beard
Will radio stations finally have to pay artists for broadcasting their recordings? As the U.S. copyright law is currently written, composers and songwriters are compensated (through ASCAP and BMI licenses), so are labels and publishers of said … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

Competitions and Prizes, from Jazz in Jersey to Sacred Music in Rome

April 17, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
The first  Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition   has announced its final participants , ranging in age from 13 to 17, and hailing from the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Asia. The event occurs June 21-28 in Fort Worth, Texas, with … »Read
 

Industry News

Royal Opera Offers New Haas Opera in 2015-16

April 17, 2015 | Reuters
LONDON—Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music. His comments, delivered at a press conference this week, appeared to be a … »Read
 

Industry News

Architect Loses Battle vs. Philharmonie Money Men

April 17, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Starchitect Jean Nouvel on Thursday lost a court battle against the leadership of the £280 million Paris Philharmonie that he designed, which opened in January—prematurely, he claims. His design of the elaborate hall, he said, had … »Read
 

People in the News

Former Lincoln Center Prez Pulls No Punches in New Book

April 16, 2015 | Susan Elliott
One would have never guessed that he would do such a thing, but former Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, in the job from 2002-2014, has lifted the curtain in his new book, They Told Me Not to Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the … »Read
 
 

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