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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
2014-2015 Forte International Music Competition


New York, NY
UNITED STATES

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
Music Schools & Departments
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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US/Canada Services & Products (Commercial)
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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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 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 15-18, 2015 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 21-24, 2015 Halifax, Canada Canadian Arts Presenting Association
January 22-25, 2015 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
February 25 - March 1, 2015 Denver, CO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
May 18-22, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA International Congress on Acoustics
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 2015 (dates TBD) 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 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
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

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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"


Contests & Awards

Pierre Boulez to Get Lifetime Achievement Award

December 19, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Pierre Boulez, distinguished conductor, composer, father of modernism,  is to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy – the outfit that bestows the Grammy Awards. He has earned 26 of them, for … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Our (Mostly) Biweekly Roundup

December 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
Filmmakers with an interest in classical music have until March 1 to submit a short entry to the first annual Sight of Sound Film Competition , sponsored by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. Contestants may choose one of nine required musical … »Read
 

Industry News

Major Cuts at La Monnaie

December 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
BERLIN—Following a reduction of 2.5 million euros in federal funding, Brussels’s Théâtre de la Monnaie has announced that it will abandon both opera and dance projects as well as cut 16 jobs next year. Casualties include … »Read
 

People in the News

Former Philly Orch Principal Cello Has Died

December 19, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
William Stokking, longtime principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra, onetime student of Gregor Piatigorsky and Leonard Rose, died on Dec. 14 at the age of 80. After study at the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, Stokking enlisted in … »Read
 

Industry News

Five Worst (UK) Operas of the Year

December 19, 2014 | Rupert Christiansen
Telegraph critic Rupert Christiansen, never one to suffer fools gladly, has chosen the five worst operas of the year and explained his choices graphically, literally. 1. Various, including I due Foscari (pictured), Royal Opera House. A succession … »Read
 

People in the News

NYTimes Loses Key Music Critic and Reporter

December 18, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The latest round of New York Times layoffs and buyouts are expected to reach 110 by the time the dust settles this week. Among those leaving is Allan Kozinn, one of the paper’s, if not the country’s, savviest music critics and culture … »Read
 
 

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