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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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The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

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

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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2021

Hong Kong,
+852 2836 3336

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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

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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

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January 4-6, 2021 Digital Event National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 8-12, 2021 Digital Event Arts Presenters Conference
January 11-15, 2021 Digital Event International Society for the Performing Arts
January 14-17, 2021 Digital Event Chamber Music America
January 18-22, 2021 Digital Event National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 25-29, 2021 Digital Event International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
February 23-26, 2021 Digital Event National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 1-5, 2021 Digital Event Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 3-6, 2021 Digital Event American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 3-7, 2021 Canceled American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 8-12, 2021 Digital Event US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 13-17, 2021 Digital Event Music Teachers National Association National Conference
March 18-20, 2021 Digital Event American Choral Directors Association National Conference
May 24-29, 2021 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
June 2021 Digital Event Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
August 4-7, 2021 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 12-15, 2021 Washington, DC National Flute Association Conference
October 9-13, 2021 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
March 2-6, 2022 Indianapolis, IN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
August 11-14, 2022 Chicago, IL National Flute Association Conference
March 1-5, 2023 Lawrence, KS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
August 3-6, 2023 Phoenix, AZ National Flute Association 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 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 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

ENO Announces New Ring Cycle It Will Share with the Met

February 25, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The English National Opera (ENO) has decided to “go big or go home,” announcing plans for a new staging of Wagner’s Ring cycle over a five-year period to begin next fall with live performances of the second of the four operas, … »Read


Opera Comes to Life in West Palm. Part 2

February 25, 2021 | John Fleming, Musical America
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –  When Palm Beach Opera was organizing its outdoor festival, which continues through Feb. 27 at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheater, it found—due to the Covid-19 lockdown—a ready supply of top-level … »Read

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LA Phil Announces New Sound/Stage Episodes

February 25, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The second season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Sound/Stage launches March 5, with Carnival of the Animals led by Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and co-hosted with his nine-year-old son Martín. Yuja Wang and David … »Read

People in the News

Colburn School Names Dean of Dance

February 25, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Los Angeles based Colburn School, which has grown over the last 70 years from a community music school into a major conservatory, has announced that 26-year-old choreographer and former New York City Ballet dancer Silas Farley is to succeed … »Read


Opera, Live and In-Person in West Palm Beach. Part 1

February 24, 2021 | John Fleming, Musical America
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  –  After almost a year of not experiencing opera live and in person because of the coronavirus pandemic, to hear stars like Michael Fabiano, Latonia Moore, and Isabel Leonard in a semi-staged concert of La … »Read

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One Conductor Re-ups, Another Returns

February 24, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
British conductor Jonathan Nott has renewed his contract as music and artistic director of the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande as of September 1, 2021. This is no ordinary renewal for the 58-year-old maestro; the new agreement is … »Read




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