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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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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2020


Hong Kong,
+852 2836 3336


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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

December 2-6, 2019 San Diego, CA International Congress on Acoustics
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
May 11-15, 2020 Chicago, IL International Congress on Acoustics
May 13-17, 2020 Seattle, WA Opera America
May 20-22, 2020 Hamilton, ON Orchestras Canada National Meeting
May 21-25, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 25-28, 2020 Vienna, Austria Audio Engineering Society Convention
June 3-5, 2020 London, ON Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 4-6, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 10-12, 2020 Twin City, MN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 14-21, 2020 New York, NY International Computer Music Conference
June 17-20, 2020 Miami, FL Chorus America Conference
June 17-20, 2020 Denver, CO Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 21-24, 2020 Orlando, FL American Harp Society Conference
June 22-27, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 23-27, 2020 Iowa City, IA International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
June 24-28, 2020 Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV ClarinetFest Conference 2020
June 26-28, 2020 Washington, DC Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 2020 Cleveland, OH League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
July 12-16, 2020 Atlanta, GA The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 26-29, 2020 Long Beach, CA International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 29 - August 1, 2020 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 6-9, 2020 Dallas, TX National Flute Association Conference
August 12-14, 2020 Riverside, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 23-26, 2020 Seoul, South Korea InterNoise Conference 2020
August 28-30, 2020 Portsmouth, NH National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
August 31- September 3, 2020 San Diego, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 9-12, 2020 Omaha, NE Arts Midwest Conference
October 12-15, 2020 Spokane, WA Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 22-24, 2020 Miami, FL College Music Society National Conference
October 22-25, 2020 Ottawa, ON Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 5-8, 2020 Minneapolis, MN American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 9-14, 2020 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 18-21, 2020 New York, NY Conference for Community Arts Education 
November 20-24, 2020 Scottsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
June 11-13, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

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.”


People in the News

Boston Symphony CEO to Step Down

January 22, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
It must be the end of an era. Mark Volpe, CEO of the Boston Symphony for over two decades, is to retire at the end of February 2021. He will have been in the job for 23 years, leaving an unparalleled legacy for brilliant orchestra management in … »Read
 

People in the News

LA Phil Names President of Hollywood Bowl

January 22, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Gail Samuel is getting a well-deserved promotion from her employer of 25 years. The current executive director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is today named to the newly created post of president of the Hollywood Bowl, as well as COO of the LA … »Read
 

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Detroit Symphony Taps Its Next Music Director

January 22, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Detroit Symphony has identified its next music director as Italian conductor Jader Bignamini. Leading the orchestra’s concerts this weekend and several other occasions this season, he takes the title in earnest the 2020-21 season, … »Read
 

People in the News

Suspended Academy Chief Sues, Claiming Sexual Harassment, Grammy 'Irregularities,' More

January 21, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Deborah Dugan is indeed “stepping up.” The embattled CEO of the Recording Academy, put on  administrative leave last week amid claims of bullying and a “formal allegation of misconduct," has filed her own lawsuit against … »Read
 

People in the News

New Zealand Symphony Gets Interim Chief

January 22, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) has tapped Peter Biggs as acting chief executive, succeeding Christopher Blake, who retired at the end of 2019. In the position for eight years, Blake is credited with leading the drive to find a new … »Read
 

People in the News

Julian Lloyd Webber Threatens to Quit if Arts Funding Not Restored

January 22, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
An aggrieved Julian Lloyd Webber has threatened to quit as principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatory (RBC) if government plans to drop a specialist music center grant to RBC are not revised. The Office for Students (OfS), the body in charge … »Read
 
 

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