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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
The New York International Piano Competition

119 W. 57 St., Suite 1401, c/o The Stecher & Horowitz Foundation
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-8380


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Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
Mannes College The New School for Music

150 W. 85 St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-0210, (800) 292-3040


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Services & Professional Music Orgs (non-profit)

Spotlight: Acoustics Consulting
Acentech

33 Moulton St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-8000

Spotlight: Web, Email, Digital Marketing
InstantEncore

8380 Miramar Mall, Suite 233
San Diego, CA 92121
(412) 418-4696


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AskEdna: Career Advice blog
Law and Disorder: The Law and the Arts blog
How-to Videos

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

Date Location Event
March 22-26, 2014 Chicago, IL Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 5-10, 2014 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 7-12, 2014 Bogota, Colombia International Society for the Performing Arts
April 26-29, 2014 Berlin, Germany Audio Engineering Society Convention
May 2-4, 2014 Providence, RI National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
May 5-9, 2014 Providence, RI International Congress on Acoustics
May 17-24, 2014 Indiana University International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
May 22-26, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 28-30, 2014 St Catharines, ON Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 4-6, 2014 Seattle, WA League of American Orchestras Annual Conference 2014
June 6-11, 2014 Washington, DC Conductors Guild Annual Conference
June 11-14, 2014 Washington, DC Chorus America Conference
June 13-15, 2014 Nashville, TN Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 18-21, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 19-21, 2014 San Diego, CA Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 20-23, 2014 San Francisco, CA Opera America
June 20-25, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 22-25, 2014 New Orleans, LA American Harp Society Conference
June 23-27, 2014 Boston, MA American Guild of Organists
June 25-29, 2014 Budapest, Hungary International Viola d'amore Congress
July 5-9, 2014 Boston, MA National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 13-17, 2014 Columbus, OH The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 16-19, 2014 New York, NY League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 16-20, 2014 Atlanta, GA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 26-29, 2014 Portland, OR International Association of Assembly Managers Conference
July 30-August 3, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA ClarinetFest Conference 2014
July 31-August 2, 2014 Costa Mesa CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 5-9, 2014 New York, NY International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
August 7-10, 2014 Chicago, IL National Flute Association Conference
September 2-5, 2014 Seattle, WA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 10-12, 2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Show
September 14-20, 2014 Athens, Greece International Computer Music Conference
September 17-20, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Arts Midwest Conference
September 29-October 2, 2014 Atlanta, GA Performing Arts Exchange
October 13-16, 2014 Eugene, OR Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 29-November 2, 2014 St. Louis, MO College Music Society National Conference
October 30-November 2, 2014 St. Louis, MO College Music Society National Conference
November 6-9, 2014 Louisville, KY American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 6-9, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 7-10, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 13-16, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 16-19, 2014 Melbourne, Australia InterNoise Conference 2014
November 17-22, 2014 Montreal, Canada CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts)
November 19-22, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Conference for Community Arts Education
November 21-25, 2014 Scotsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 8-11, 2015 Greensboro, NC National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 9-13, 2015 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 13-15, 2015 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 13-15, 2015 Denver, CO International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 21-24, 2015 Halifax, Canada Canadian Arts Presenting Association
January 22-25, 2015 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
July 25-29, 2015 Madrid, Spain ClarinetFest Conference 2015
June 20-23, 2016 Houston, TX American Guild of Organists

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

Agents

Artist Management

Arts Management

Central Withholding Agreements

Contracts

Copyrights

Employees

For Profits

Independent Contractors

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"


People in the News

Mariss Jansons to Exit Concertgebouw

April 22, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and its chief conductor Mariss Jansons are to part ways at the end of next season. It is not clear whether this is a declined contract renewal or an unexpected departure. The RCO’s announcement states, … »Read
 

People in the News

Salzburg Easter Fest Intendant to Resign

April 22, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Peter Alward has announced that he will resign as managing director and intendant of the Salzburg Easter Festival when his contract expires in June 2015. He writes, “At the end of 2009, when to my considerable surprise I was asked to take … »Read
 

Industry News

Backstage at the Met, Heavy Clouds Gather

April 22, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Amid rumors of a lock-out in the 2014-15 season, projected to last anywhere from three months to one year, morale among Met performers and artistic staff is said to be low. Union negotiations are scheduled to begin May 5; AGMA has invited members … »Read
 

People in the News

'Nuts, Clueless, or Greedy'

April 22, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Manuela Hoelterhoff has some pithy observations about recent decisions by a few classical music leaders, calling them “nuts, clueless, or greedy.” At the Metropolitan Opera, General Manager Peter Gelb and AGMA President Alan Gordon … »Read
 

People in the News

San Diego's Savior: Money Is Only Part of Her Story

April 22, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The woman who is attempting to save the San Diego Opera from extinction speaks softly but carries a large stick, according to a profile in the Union-Tribune . The 63-year-old Carol Lazier became acting president on April 17 at a chaotic board … »Read
 

Reviews

Violet: Simple Is Beautiful

April 21, 2014 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Some musicals are big and brassy, calling out for attention with their razzle-dazzle and sassy sets. Others are more demure, letting their simple beauty shine. How appropriate then that a show about inner loveliness chose the … »Read
 
 

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