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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

BAM Names Three Execs as Interim Prez

March 5, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The departure of Katy Clark as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in November has necessitated the expertise of three individuals to step into her position, at least on an interim basis. Each is already part of the BAM staff, each … »Read

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Teen Tubist Joins the Milwaukee Symphony

March 5, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Robert Black signed up to be one of 62 musicians auditioning for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s open tuba position in 2019, his expectations were modest. "My kind of goal,” he tells a reporter, “was if I can advance … »Read

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A New Title in Montreal, a New Music Director in Klagenfurt

March 3, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kent Nagano, whose acclaimed 16-year tenure as music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) ended at the end of last season, is back in town to conduct several programs this month and, at the same time, receive the … »Read

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New Orchestra Execs in Texas and West VA

March 3, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
David Pratt, executive director of the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) for slightly more the two years, is to be the new CEO and executive director of the Austin (TX) Symphony Orchestra (ASO), which, at 110 years and counting, calls itself the … »Read

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Rhiannon Giddens to Host Third Season of Aria Code

March 3, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Skillfully positioned in the middle of one of its membership drives, WQXR has announced the particulars of Aria Code , launching its third season March 10 with the focus on “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot . Rhiannon … »Read

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A New Era for Long Beach

March 2, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Andreas Mitisek, the Long Beach Opera’s long-time artistic director stepped down in 2020, all concerned knew he would be a hard act to follow. His innovative, experimental productions, often in unconventional locales, had won the … »Read




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