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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.”


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January 22, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
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Industry News

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January 22, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
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People in the News

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January 22, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
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Industry News

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January 22, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
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Industry News

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January 22, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The UK government’s digital, culture, media, and sport (DCMS) committee is currently investigating the economics of music streaming. In hearings characterized by many testy exchanges, things are not going well for the big three record … »Read

People in the News

Yannick Appeals to the New President, Says He Is 'Ready to Help'

January 21, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Identifying himself as an “artistic citizen of the United States,” Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has written a three-page letter to the new President and Vice President of the U.S., urging them to support the … »Read




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