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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 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

15 E 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
UNITED STATES
(212) 734-2130


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US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
Music Schools & Departments
Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
ChoralFest USA

Symphony Space, Broadaway and 95th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-5400

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-6774


Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
Boston Conservatory at Berklee

8 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9153


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Spotlight: Musical Instruments, Accessories, Cases & Repairs
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.

Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

May 1-5, 2019 Cancun, Mexico Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 13-17, 2019 Louisville, KY International Congress on Acoustics
May 25 - June 1, 2019 Iowa City, IA International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
June 3-5, 2019 Nashville, TN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Miami, FL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Vancouver, BC Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 12-14, 2019 Ottowa, ON Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 12-14, 2019 Cleveland, OH Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 12-15, 2019 San Francisco, CA Opera America
June 14-16, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 16-19, 2019 Madrid, Spain InterNoise Conference 2019
June 16-23, 2019 New York, NY International Computer Music Conference
June 17-22, 2019 Miami, FL Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 26-29, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Chorus America Conference
July 1-6, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Musica Sacra Conference
July 10-13, 2019 Tucson, AZ League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 14-17, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 14-18, 2019 Dallas, TX The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 14-18, 2019 Tampa, FL International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 19-22, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC American Harp Society Conference
July 21-24, 2019 Chicago, IL International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 24-28, 2019 Knoxville, TN ClarinetFest Conference 2019
August 1-4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT National Flute Association Conference
August 8-10, 2019 Monterey, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 26-29, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 4-7, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Arts Midwest Conference
September 13-15, 2019 Atlanta, GA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
September 23-26, 2019 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
September 24-27, 2019 Dallas, TX Radio Show
October 14-17, 2019 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 16-19, 2019 Boise, ID Audio Engineering Society Convention
October 24-26, 2019 Louisville, KY College Music Society National Conference
October 30 - November 2, 2019 Austin, TX Conference for Community Arts Education
October 31 - November 3, 2019 Boston, MA American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 7-10, 2019 Columbus, OH Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 7-10, 2019 Bloomington, IN Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 14-16, 2019 Ottowa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 21-24, 2019 Minneapolis, MN American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 22-26, 2019 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 8-11, 2020 Cleveland, OH National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 10-14, 2020 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 16-19, 2020 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 16-19, 2020 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 21-23, 2020 New York, NY International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
February 5-7, 2020 Montreal, QC Conductors Guild Annual Conference
February 22-26, 2020 Denver, CO National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
February 26 - March 1, 2020 Norfolk, VA Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 4-7, 2020 Orlando, FL American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 4-8, 2020 Biloxi, MS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 17-20, 2020 Dallas, TX American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 21-25, 2020 Chicago, IL MTNA National Conference
April 1-4, 2020 Houston< TX US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
April 18-22, 2020 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing 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.”


Industry News

Classical NEXT's Hot Issues: Streaming, Social, and Podium Diversity

May 24, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
When a conference panel is stacked with likeminded people who largely agree on everything, things can quickly turn dull or self-promotional. At the May 15-19 Classical:NEXT conference in Rotterdam, the best of the discussions avoided this trap. … »Read
 

People in the News

Newly Revitalized Utah Symphony to Lose Its Secret Weapon

May 24, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Thierry Fischer has opted not to renew his contract as music director of the Utah Symphony when it expires in August 2022. At that point, he will have been in the job 13 years, after having turned the orchestra around artistically and raised its … »Read
 

Industry News

Disney Hall's Transformative Effect on LA's Cultural Profile

May 24, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When Disney Hall, the Frank Gehry-designed home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, opened 16 years ago, it signaled a new level of ambition for the orchestra and held out the potential for transforming the surrounding Grand Avenue neighborhood. As … »Read
 

People in the News

New Stick for Israel Phil Considers the Stakes

May 24, 2019 | Associated Press
TEL AVIV, Israel — When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, it would be 20 years before Lahav Shani was even born. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is  poised to succeed his mentor at the helm of … »Read
 

Reviews

NY Phil Takes on 'Music of Conscience'

May 23, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
The New York Philharmonic is winding up its current season with a series of concerts provocatively titled “Music of Conscience.” Featuring works by composers responding to political tyranny (Beethoven and Shostakovich on this first … »Read
 

People in the News

Welsh National Opera Managing Director to Exit

May 23, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Leonora Thomson, managing director of the Welsh National Opera, is to step down on July 1, as Aidan Lang takes over as general director . Lang arrives after four years in the top job at the Seattle Opera. “In February of last year, … »Read
 
 

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