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INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
July 16-29, 2023 Arlington, VA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 31 - August 3, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 16-18, 2023 Riverside, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 20-23, 2023 Tokyo, Japan InterNoise Conference 2023
August 23-25, 2023 Huddersfield, United Kingdom Audio Engineering Society International Conference (Spacial & Immersive Audio)
September 5-8, 2023 Seattle, WA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 6-8, 2023 Hasselt, Belgium Audio Engineering Society International Conference (Audio Education)
September 18-21, 2023 Quito, Ecuador Audio Engineering Society Latin American Conference
October 12-14, 2023 Charleston, SC National Association for Campus Activities Convention
October 16-19, 2023 Beaverton, OR Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 19-21, 2023 Little Rock, AR National Association for Campus Activities Convention
October 19-22, 2023 Ottowa, ON Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
October 25-26, 2023 New York, NY National Association of Broadcasters Show
October 25-27, 2023 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society 155th Convention
October 26-28, 2023 Miami, FL College Music Society National Conference
October 26-28, 2023 Syracuse, NY National Association for Campus Activities Convention
November 3-5, 2023 Raleigh, NC National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
November 4-8, 2023 Ottowa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 9-12, 2023 Denver, CO American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 9-12, 2023 Denver, CO Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 16-18, 2023 Riverside, CA National Association for Campus Activities Convention
November 17-21, 2023 Scottsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
December 4-8, 2023 Sydney, Australia Acoustical Society of America 185th Meeting
January 3-6, 2024 Phoenix, AZ National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 4-6, 2024 New York, NY International Conductors Guild
January 9-11, 2024 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 12-16, 2024 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 18-21, 2024 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 24-27, 2024 Spokane, WA American Choral Directors Association Northwestern Region Conference
January 25-28, 2024 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 29 - February 1, 2024 Las Vegas, NV International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
February 7-10, 2024 Omaha, NE American Choral Directors Association Midwestern Region Conference
February 21-24, 2024 Louisville, KY American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Conference
February 27 - March 2, 2024 Denver, CO American Choral Directors Association Southwestern Region Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2024 Providence, RI American Choral Directors Association Eastern Region Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2024 Cincinnati, OH Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 6-9, 2024 Pasadena, CA American Choral Directors Association Western Region Conference
March 6-10, 2024 Washington, DC American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 16-20, 2024 Atlanta, GA Music Teachers National Association National Conference
March 20-23, 2024 Louisville, KY Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
March 20-23, 2024 Louisville, KY American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 20-23, 2024 Seattle, WA US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
April 4-6, 2024 Des Moines, IA National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
April 13-17, 2024 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 30 - May 3, 2024 Perth, Australia International Society for the Performing Arts
May 13-17, 2024 Ottowa, ON Acoustical Society of America 186th Meeting
June 3-8, 2024 Los Angeles, CA Opera America
June 6-8, 2024 Atlanta, GA Chorus America Conference
June 16-19, 2024 Orlando, FL American Harp Society Conference
June 17-22, 2024 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-22, 2024 Chicago, IL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 28 - July 2, 2024 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 30 - July 4, 2024 San Francisco, CA American Guild of Organists
July 21-25, 2024 Flagstaff, AZ International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 31 - August 4, 2024 Dublin, Ireland ClarinetFest Conference 2024
August 1-4, 2024 San Antonio, TX National Flute Association Conference
October 17-26, 2024 Virtual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 7-9, 2024 Washington, DC College Music Society National Conference
November 7-10, 2024 Jacksonville, FL Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 11-16, 2024 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 14-17, 2024 Chicago, IL American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 22-26, 2024 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
February 26 - March 2, 2025 Chattanooga, TN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2025 Columbus, OH US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 15-19, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Music Teachers National Association National Conference
May 19-23, 2025 New Orleans, LA Acoustical Society of America 188th Meeting
June 17-20, 2025 Chicago, IL Dance/USA Annual Conference
August 7-10, 2025 Atlanta, GA National Flute Association Conference
October 23-26, 2025 Atlanta, GA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
October 30 - November 1, 2025 Spokane, WA College Music Society National Conference
November 4-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 6-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
March 18-21, 2026 Long Beach, CA US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual 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.”


People in the News

Anthony Freud's Timely Exit from Lyric Opera of Chicago

April 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
By the time he was 14, Anthony Freud had become obsessed with opera and knew he wanted to run an opera company one day. Now, after more than three decades doing just that, he is set to retire after a 13-year stint as general director of Lyric … »Read
 

People in the News

CIM Announces New Violin Chair

April 16, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Among departures by star faculty, student accusations of inappropriate behavior and subsequent lawsuits, votes of no confidence, and other such pleasantries, the Cleveland Institute has hardly had an easy time of it in the years since the … »Read
 

Industry News

Cinci Opera to Stage McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

April 16, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In 1991 Liverpool native Paul McCartney composed his Liverpool Oratorio in response to a request from the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, then celebrating its 150 th anniversary. Its premiere in the city’s cathedral that year featured soprano … »Read
 

People in the News

Centuries-old Music Fest Sees Leadership Change

April 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Britain’s annual Three Choirs Festival, which lays claim to being the oldest classical music festival in the world, has announced that Alexis Paterson, its CEO of the last eight years, will exit at the end of this year’s event, July … »Read
 

Reviews

Huang Ruo's Book of Mountains & Seas at the Broad Stage

April 15, 2024 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
SANTA MONICA, CA – Imagine getting the idea for an opera from the stamp collection that you had as a kid. So said composer Huang Ruo, for whom the mythological Chinese characters on some of his stamps eventually materialized into Book of … »Read
 

People in the News

New U.K. Leaders, Artistic & Executive

April 15, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Violinist Katie Stillman is to be the new leader of Leeds-based Opera North’s orchestra, effective in August. She succeeds David Greed, who exits after 40 years with the company. Stillman is currently first violinist of the Villiers Quartet … »Read
 
 

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