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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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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.
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
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.”

People in the News

Dressing Room Dust-up Between Two Mighty Maestros

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As  previously reported, Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic were to have officially reopened La Scala on May 11, the very day of the 75 th anniversary of the postwar reopening under Toscannini. When La Scala Music Director Riccardo … »Read

Industry News

Met Opera and AGMA Reach Accord; Other Unions Still Holding

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), representing the chorus, dancers, actors, and stage managers, have (finally) reached accord. Terms of the contract will not be disclosed until it is ratified by the full … »Read

People in the News

Concertgebouworkest Signs New Artistic Partners for 2021-22

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Apparently in no rush to find a new chief conductor after the demise of Daniele Gatti,  Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has announced new relationships for 2020-21, including one with Pierre Audi as creative partner. A devout … »Read

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16 Onstage Bicycles Will Power New Work by London Sinfonietta

May 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
“Pedal power” will be on full display when the London Sinfonietta premieres composer Laura Bowler’s Houses Slide on July 9 at Royal Festival Hall. The work for soprano and ensemble illuminates one woman's psychological response … »Read

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Summer at the Bowl Sees LA Phil Onstage More than Usual

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has issued the details of its upcoming Hollywood Bowl season, opening May 15 with five free concerts for healthcare workers and first responders, two of them with Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los … »Read

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U.K. Theaters Can Reopen May 17; Most Will Not

May 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On May 17 the U.K. will take what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labelled "a considerable step on the road back to normality.” While urging people to "exercise caution and common sense," he announced that the four requirements necessary … »Read




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