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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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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.
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
June 3-8, 2024 Los Angeles, CA Opera America
June 6-8, 2024 Atlanta, GA Chorus America Conference
June 16-19, 2024 Orlando, FL American Harp Society Conference
June 17-22, 2024 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-22, 2024 Chicago, IL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 28 - July 2, 2024 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 30 - July 4, 2024 San Francisco, CA American Guild of Organists
July 21-25, 2024 Flagstaff, AZ International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 31 - August 4, 2024 Dublin, Ireland ClarinetFest Conference 2024
August 1-4, 2024 San Antonio, TX National Flute Association Conference
October 17-26, 2024 Virtual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 7-9, 2024 Washington, DC College Music Society National Conference
November 7-10, 2024 Jacksonville, FL Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 11-16, 2024 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 14-17, 2024 Chicago, IL American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 22-26, 2024 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
February 26 - March 2, 2025 Chattanooga, TN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2025 Columbus, OH US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 15-19, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Music Teachers National Association National Conference
May 19-23, 2025 New Orleans, LA Acoustical Society of America 188th Meeting
June 17-20, 2025 Chicago, IL Dance/USA Annual Conference
August 7-10, 2025 Atlanta, GA National Flute Association Conference
October 23-26, 2025 Atlanta, GA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
October 30 - November 1, 2025 Spokane, WA College Music Society National Conference
November 4-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 6-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
March 18-21, 2026 Long Beach, CA US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual 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.”


Press Releases

Conductor Christian Reif Announces 2024-2025 Season – Leading Gävle Symphony, Debuts with LA, Detroit and Phoenix

July 18, 2024 | Katy Salomon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact:  Katy Salomon | Primo Artists | VP, Public Relations  katy@primoartists.com  | 212.837.8466  Conductor Christian Reif Announces 2024-2025 Season Leads Seven Programs with Sweden’s … »Read
 

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E4TT Releases Fifth Album: Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood

July 17, 2024 | Nanette McGuiness
Media Contacts: Nanette McGuinness / nanette@E4TT.org Max Horowitz / 347.267.9563 / maxcrossover@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2024 Ensemble for These Times   Announces the Its Fifth Recording   “Émigrés … »Read
 

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Noted Pianist Michael Stephen Brown To Give World Premiere Of His Composition Lotus Eater At Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, August 1, 2024

July 16, 2024 | Ellen Churui Li
The internationally lauded American pianist Michael Stephen Brown , hailed by The New York Times as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers,” will return to the 41 st season of the Bridgehampton … »Read
 

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Orchestral Tools and Samplicity Announce Berlin Orchestra and Berlin Studio Reverb Bundle

July 16, 2024 | Hummingbird Media, Inc.
Berlin, Germany, July 10, 2024 —  Orchestral Tools  and  Samplicity  announce a limited-time offer on a unique collaborative bundle that combines the strengths of two of the industry's innovative developers and harnesses … »Read
 

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Pianist & Composer Hayato Sumino Joins the Sheldon Artists Roster

July 15, 2024 | Jonathan Wintringham
Sheldon Artists  is pleased to announce the addition of pianist and composer Hayato Sumino to its roster, for exclusive representation in North America. Taking the concert world by storm, pianist and composer Hayato Sumino breathes new life … »Read
 

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Internationally Noted Pianist-Conductor Ian Hobson Releases All Sixteen Volumes Of The Complete Works Of Chopin, July, 2024

July 15, 2024 | Ellen Churui Li
J Zephyr Records has announced the release of all sixteen volumes of Chopin: The Complete Works , featuring pianist and conductor Ian Hobson . Mr. Hobson, whose playing has been described by Gramophone as “intensely alive to expressive … »Read
 
 

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