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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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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.
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
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.”


Reviews

A Riveting Bluebeard Highlights MET Orchestra Concerts

June 18, 2024 | George Loomis, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera made partial amends for the absence from its stage this season of two outstanding female singers previously active there, soprano Lisette Oropesa and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca. The two were featured in two Carnegie Hall … »Read
 

People in the News

Changing of the (Opera) Guard at Intermusica

June 18, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Intermusica management has moved Nathan Morrison from the position of associate director of vocal & opera to head of vocal & opera, a title that also lands him on the board of directors. Morrison, who joined the firm in 2022 from rival … »Read
 

Industry News

The Mystery of the Missing Pipe Organ in David Geffen Hall

June 18, 2024 | Paul Jacobs, as summarized by Taylor Grant, Musical America
As one of the world’s classical music capitals, New York boosts a rich trove of musical institutions and venues. Sadly, notes Paul Jacobs, the Grammy Award-winning organist and chair of Juilliard’s organ department, the one thing it … »Read
 

Industry News

Big Revenue Jump for U.S. Music Publishing

June 18, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On June 12 David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), announced that revenues for 2023 totaled $6.21 billion, a 10.74 percent increase from the previous year. “Despite the many challenges … »Read
 

Industry News

Spotify Further Shirks Composer/Songwriters

June 18, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) rules allow streaming services to pay out a lower rate for “bundled services” than for stand-alone music services. By adding 15 hours of audiobook time per month to its premium music subscription … »Read
 

People in the News

New CEO for Rockport Music

June 17, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Suzanne Wilson will succeed Tony Beadle as president and CEO of Rockport (MA) Music as of July 1; she arrives after time in London with family, having previously served a brief term at the helm of the Phoenix Symphony and, before that, seven … »Read
 
 

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