Posts Tagged ‘askedna’

Broadening Your Repertoire Horizons

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. I am extremely grateful to the following individuals whose input was of great assistance in preparing this week’s column: Nadine Asin, Emanuel Ax, Bärli Nugent, Jay Campbell, David Finckel, Ani Kavafian, Jennifer Koh and Lucy Shelton. Dear Edna: I have read a number of your blog […]

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Who Should Write Program Notes?

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Congratulations to Mollie Alred of Sciolino Artist Management who won a $25 gift card for submitting the following question Dear Edna: As a manager of classical musicians, I have the opportunity to work with many different presenters. No matter the type of presenter, size of […]

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Is It Dangerous to Cross Over Too Soon?

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a parent of a very serious pre-college classical instrumentalist who has professional aspirations. Recently, she was offered a possible opportunity to perform and record with a singer-songwriter friend who has just signed a contract with a major agency and whose eclectic […]

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Exceeding the Limit on the Freeway

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I have been working for the past five years as an assistant in the admissions office of an American conservatory. I would like to embark on a new direction – perhaps artist management or artistic administration at an orchestra. I know some people […]

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Ten Do’s and Dont’s of Career Building

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: In this fast paced changeable world we live in, we artists feel like a little boat in a vast ocean, many times lost and orphans of good guidance. A wonderful legacy, and a practical one from an accomplished pro like you, would be […]

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Finding Your Unique Path to Success

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. It has been pointed out to me that in my column last week, I inadvertently misspelled the name of the author of an article entitled “Being a Professional Chorister” which appeared on Laura Claycomb’s website. His correct name is Martin L. Poock. My apologies to […]

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Telling the Truth about Injuries

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Congratulations to Patricia Goodson who is Third Prize winner of the Ask Edna First Anniversary contest, affording her a free review of her resume. I am grateful to all of you who submitted questions and will be answering many of them in the coming months. […]

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Getting a Feel for Fees

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a pianist, seeking to obtain performance opportunities without a manager. Can you please give me some guidance with regard to negotiating a fee? How can I tell what is reasonable and within the budget of the organization in question? How much […]

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The Secret Ingredient for Success

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. I was recently honored to be asked to participate on a panel at the annual Astral Artists auditions, during which I listened to a substantial number of pianists and wind players. While all were on a rather high level, I was struck by the relatively […]

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You Don’t Know Me, But…

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I’m an artist sending out letters of inquiry to a handful of presenters. Can you give me an example of an inquiry letter you might send, as an artist, to a concert series or presenter when proposing a concert? —Kimball Gallagher Dear Kimball: […]

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