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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

Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
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

June 12-14, 2015 Boston, MA Conductors Guild Annual Conference
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 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
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 30-July 3, 2016 Atlanta, GA American Harp Society Conference
July 8-12, 2016 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing 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 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.”

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 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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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"

People in the News

Mercedes T. Bass Named Acting Chair of Carnegie Hall

October 8, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
In the wake of Ronald Perelman’s acrimonious departure as chairman, the Carnegie Hall trustees today elected longtime board member and vice chair of nine years Mercedes T. Bass as acting chairman. The board meeting, held the day after the … »Read


In Berlin: Meyerbeer's L’Africaine Gets a Second Chance

October 9, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid,
BERLIN -- As inhabitants of an exotic land walked into a council room whose vaulted walls allude to German parliament, Meyerbeer’s Vasco da Gama --as his last opera, L’Africaine, has been renamed in a recent critical edition by … »Read

Industry News

All-night Negotiations Fail in Philly

October 9, 2015 | Robert Egerton,
Although Philadelphia Orchestra President Allison Vulgamore has assured her board of directors "we are hopeful we will be back at the table soon," the two sides walked away from the table early Thursday morning after an all-night session failed … »Read

People in the News

Revolving Podiums

October 9, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
Andrew Gourlay has been appointed musical director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain, succeeding Lionel Bringuier. He starts in January 2016, which also marks the orchestra’s 25 th anniversary, … »Read

Industry News

Orchestra Negotiation Update: 2 Down, 5 to Go

October 9, 2015 |
As the Philadelphia Orchestra puts out a distress call to Michael Kaiser to help bring musicians and management into better alignment, two other orchestras who have been playing by night and negotiating by day have settled their differences. … »Read

People in the News

Two Critics Get on Levine's Case

October 8, 2015 | from The NY Times and
The Met Opera’s announcement late last Friday afternoon (the timing of which fooled no one) that James Levine would give up conducting Lulu —which, as today’s New York Times points out, wouldn’t even be in the repertoire … »Read






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