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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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New York, NY 10025
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Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
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Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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Boston, MA 02215
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August 5-10, 2018 Daegu, Korea International Computer Music Conference
August 9-11, 2018 Sacramento, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 9-12, 2018 Orlando, FL National Flute Association Conference
August 23-25, 2018 Brazil International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
August 26-29, 2018 Chicago, IL InterNoise Conference 2018
August 27-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Western Arts Alliance Conference
August 28 - September 1, 2018 Granada, Spain International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
September 5-8, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Arts Midwest Conference
September 25-28, 2018 Orlando, FL Radio Show
October 1-4, 2018 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
October 8-11, 2018 Eugene, OR Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 11-13, 2018 Vancouver, BC College Music Society National Conference
October 17-20, 2018 New York, NY Audio Engineering Society Convention
November 1-4, 2018 San Antonio, TX Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 1-4, 2018 San Antonio, TX American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 3-4, 2018 Seattle, WA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
November 12-17, 2018 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 12-17, 2018 Montreal, QC Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 14-17, 2018 Baltimore, MD Conference for Community Arts Education
November 15-18, 2018 Dallas, TX American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 15-18, 2018 Albuquerque, NM Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 16-20, 2018 Washington, DC National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
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
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
June 5-7, 2019 Miami, FL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
July 14-18, 2019 Dallas, TX The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 21-24, 2019 Chicago, IL International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 24-28, 2019 Knoxville, TN ClarinetFest Conference 2019
March 21-25, 2020 Chicago, IL MTNA National Conference

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Michael Mushalla Appointed Executive Producer of Schirmer Theatrical

January 2, 2018

Michael Mushalla Appointed Executive Producer of Schirmer Theatrical

NEW YORK, NY January 2nd, 2018 - Schirmer Theatrical, LLC, part of The Music Sales Group, is pleased to announce that Michael Mushalla has joined the company as Executive Producer. 
Michael Mushalla is recognized internationally as a veteran creative producer, artist manager, and agent. He served as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for Columbia Artists, prior to forming his own company, Double M Arts & Events in 1998.  He has been the exclusive agent for distinguished artists/arts organizations including the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Abbey Theatre - National Theatre of Ireland, the National Theatre of Scotland, as well as for a variety of musicians, artists and projects - from Al Pacino to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.  Mushalla is an active member of the International Society for the Performing Arts, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents, and the Western Arts Alliance. 
Mushalla will oversee the international development of Schirmer Theatrical as the company expands its roster of symphonic cinema and concert productions, in addition to the company's expanding role in theater.  

“I am delighted to join the team at Schirmer Theatrical,” said Mushalla“Our mission is to work with presenting partners throughout the world as we develop Schirmer Theatrical’s portfolio of high quality symphonic experiences and its extraordinary symphonic cinema projects.  This is a time of dramatic change in the world of live performing arts and Schirmer Theatrical is poised to take a leading position in this evolving multimedia business of concerts, film, and stage presentations.”
"Michael brings an extraordinary wealth of expertise and gravitas to the Music Sales Group, as we continue to develop projects on behalf of our artist composers, and expand our reach into symphonic cinema and symphonic concert productions. We are very pleased Michael is joining our international team,” said Robert Thompson, President of Schirmer/AMP/Schirmer Theatrical (the Music Sales Group).


About Schirmer Theatrical
Schirmer Theatrical, LLC, part of the Music Sales Group, was founded in 2014 to develop concert and stage properties owned or administered by the Group.  Since the company’s founding, Schirmer Theatrical has quickly become a leader in symphonic cinema, producing such film with live orchestra projects as the Oscar-winning The Red Violin (John Corigliano), The Pink Panther (Henry Mancini) and Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein), along with producing high-end, fully-licensed symphonic experiences including Women Rock (a tribute to female songwriters of the 1960’s-80’s), Revolution(The Beatles at Abbey Road), and others.   In 2016, the company formed a co-production agreement with Greenberg Artists and the Grammy-winning symphonic pops conductor & arranger, Jeff Tyzik.  In addition, under the Music Sales Group, the company has expanded its theatrical catalog, including the recent acquisition of Vernon Duke’s musicals, as well as signing theatrical composers such as Heather Christian.  

About the Music Sales Group
The Music Sales Group is a leading global independent music publishing company, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sydney, Madrid, and Tokyo. It is unique for its network of celebrated international publishing houses that span pop (Music Sales Corporation, Embassy Music, Campbell Connelly & Co.) and classical (G. Schirmer, Chester Music, Novello, Alphonse Leduc, Edition Wilhelm Hansen). In addition to a distinguished composer roster that includes Samuel Barber, John Corigliano, André Previn, Ludovico Einaudi, Kaija Saariaho, and Missy Mazzoli, Music Sales controls a catalogue of over 250,000 musical copyrights including songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Minnie Riperton, Eric Clapton and many more. Music Sales is also a leader in printed music, music retail, book publishing, and music education.




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