PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

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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US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
Music Schools & Departments
Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
ChoralFest USA

Symphony Space, Broadaway and 95th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-5400

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-6774


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

January 2-3, 2019 New York, NY Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 4-8, 2019 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 9-12, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 17-20, 2019 Washington, DC Chamber Music America
January 24-27, 2019 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 29-31, 2019 Grapevine, TX International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
February 16-20, 2019 Columbus, OH National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
February 20-24, 2019 St. Louis, MO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
February 27 - March 2, 2019 Kansas City, MO American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 6-9, 2019 Loveland, CO American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 6-9, 2019 Albuquerque, NM American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 16-20, 2019 Spokane, WA MTNA National Conference
March 20-23, 2019 Louisville, KY US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 20-23, 2019 Dublin, Ireland Audio Engineering Society Convention
April 6-11, 2019 Location TBD National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 1-5, 2019 Cancun, Mexico Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 13-17, 2019 Louisville, KY International Congress on Acoustics
May 25 - June 1, 2019 Iowa City, IA International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
June 3-5, 2019 Nashville, TN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Miami, FL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Vancouver, BC Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 12-14, 2019 Ottowa, ON Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 12-14, 2019 Cleveland, OH Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 12-15, 2019 San Francisco, CA Opera America
June 14-16, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 16-19, 2019 Madrid, Spain InterNoise Conference 2019
June 17-22, 2019 Miami, FL Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 26-29, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Chorus America Conference
July 1-6, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Musica Sacra Conference
July 10-13, 2019 Tucson, AZ League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 14-17, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 14-18, 2019 Dallas, TX The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 14-18, 2019 Tampa, FL International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 19-22, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC American Harp Society Conference
July 21-24, 2019 Chicago, IL International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 24-28, 2019 Knoxville, TN ClarinetFest Conference 2019
August 1-4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT National Flute Association Conference
August 8-10, 2019 Monterey, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 26-29, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 4-7, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Arts Midwest Conference
September 13-15, 2019 Atlanta, GA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
September 23-26, 2019 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
September 24-27, 2019 Dallas, TX Radio Show
October 14-17, 2019 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 24-26, 2019 Louisville, KY College Music Society National Conference
October 30 - November 2, 2019 Austin, TX Conference for Community Arts Education
October 31 - November 3, 2019 Boston, MA American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 7-10, 2019 Columbus, OH Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 7-10, 2019 Bloomington, IN Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 14-16, 2019 Ottowa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 21-24, 2019 Minneapolis, MN American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 22-26, 2019 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
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 21-23, 2020 New York, NY International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
March 21-25, 2020 Chicago, IL MTNA National Conference
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing 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.”


People in the News

La Jolla Music Center Names CEO

March 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In the fall of 2017, when Ted DeDee announced he would retire in May of 2018 as president and CEO of the Madison, WI, Overture Center for the Arts, he told the local newspaper, “I’d love to travel some more. I’ve developed a … »Read
 

People in the News

Conductors Extend, Step Aside, and Step Up

March 18, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Cincinnati May Festival has extended the contract of Juanjo Mena [pictured], who began his term as principal conductor just one season ago. He will now remain at the helm into the Festival’s 150 th anniversary season, in 2023. The 2019 … »Read
 

People in the News

Robert Spano to Fort Worth, an Interesting Coincidence

March 18, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When Robert Spano  steps aside as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2020-2021 season, he will still have plenty to do, continuing his job as music director of the Aspen Music Festival as well as starting a … »Read
 

People in the News

MTT: The (Not Really an) Exit Interview

March 15, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As he prepares for his final appearance in Boston as music director of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) later this month, Michael Tilson Thomas is quick to correct an interviewer who labels him the soon-to-be conductor emeritus of the ensemble he … »Read
 

People in the News

Aspen VP Exits for Tulsa Symphony

March 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Keith C. Elder is to succeed the retiring Ron Predl as executive director of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO), effective August 5. Elder, who has a BA in music and arts administration from Indiana University (concentrations in tuba and … »Read
 

People in the News

Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients a Seasoned Bunch

March 14, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
This year’s annual Avery Fisher Career Grants of $25,000 each—not to be confused with the prestigious Avery Fisher Award of $100,000, granted last October to violinist Leila Josefowicz —will go to four artists deemed to … »Read
 
 

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