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The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

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New York, NY 10065
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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2021

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee

8 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9153

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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.
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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.”

Contests & Awards

Rubinstein Announces Winner; BBC Chooses Young Musician 2020

May 4, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In Tel Aviv on May 3, the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, held triennially, selected Juan Perez Floristan from Spain [pictured] as its 2021 first-prize winner from among six finalists. Second place went to Shiori … »Read

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Competitions Update: Revised & Rescheduled

April 30, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Scheduling upheavals continue to ripple across the competition field. Some events have been cancelled, but most are carrying on with virtual and/or in-person events, the balance often determined by local health guidelines. The Cleveland … »Read

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Montreal Competition Adds Jurors, Preps for 27 Semi Finalists

March 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), scheduled to take place online from April 26 to May 14, has pianists Till Fellner and Charles Richard-Hamelin to the jury. Chaired by Zarin Mehta, the panel already includes Arnaldo … »Read

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Leeds Competition Holds First Round, Remotely, in 16 Cities

March 18, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition has expanded the number of cities hosting the first round of the competition, March 28 to April 8, from five to 16, thereby reducing travel amid the pandemic. Only two of the 62 competitors from 28 … »Read

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Borletti-Buitoni Trust Announces Biennial Award plus Grants Up to $50,000

March 18, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Composer Silvia Colasanti [pictured], a native of Rome, is the latest recipient of the Franco Buitoni Award (£25,000), given biennially by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust to an Italian musician who has promoted and encouraged chamber music. … »Read

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Recording Academy Gives Marilyn Horne Her Second 'Lifetime' Award

March 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Because classical music has been the red-headed stepchild at the Grammy Awards for too many years, fans can be forgiven if they missed the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award received by Marilyn Horne last Sunday. It was her second Lifetime … »Read




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