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.

cont|Contests & Awards
Spotlight: Contests & Awards
Olga Kern International Piano Competition

PO Box 14314
Albuquerque, NM 87191-4314
(505) 814-5355

fest2|Master classes/Workshops arts|US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs schl|Music Schools & Departments camp|Summer Music Camps & Special Programs
I am looking for
Master classes/Workshops
US/Canada Arts Administration Degree Programs
Music Schools & Departments
Summer Music Camps & Special Programs

Spotlight: Master classes/Workshops
Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute

2 Cove Rd.
South Salem, NY 10590-1023
(914) 582-3915

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

busi|US/Canada Services & Products (Commercial) orgs|Services & Professional Music Orgs (non-profit)
I am looking for
US/Canada Services & Products (Commercial)
Services & Professional Music Orgs (non-profit)

Spotlight: Musical Instruments, Accessories, Cases & Repairs
Yamaha Corp. of America

6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

opt1,Scholarships and Grants opt2,Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences opt3,AskEdna: Career Advice blog
I am looking for
Scholarships and Grants
Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences
AskEdna: Career Advice blog

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 4-6, 2018 Fort Worth, TX Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 4-7, 2018 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 4-7, 2018 New Orleans, LA National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 12-16, 2018 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 23-25, 2018 Baltimore, MD International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 25-28, 2018 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 31-February 4, 2018 Portland, OR Music Library Association Annual Meeting
February 17-21, 2018 Boston, MA National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Fort Worth, TX American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Atlanta, GA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 14-17, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 17-21, 2018 Orlando, FL National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 7-12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 7-11, 2018 Minneapolis, MN International Congress on Acoustics
May 23-25, 2018 Edmonton, AB Canadian University Music Society Conference
May 23-26, 2018 Milan, Italy Audio Engineering Society Convention
May 24-28, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2018 Calgary, AB Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 6-9, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 11-15, 2018 Leeuwarden, Netherlands International Society for the Performing Arts
June 13-15, 2018 Chicago, IL League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 14-16, 2018 St. Louis, MO Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 15-17, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 18-23, 2018 Louisville, KY Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-23, 2018 Chicago, IL Chorus America Conference
June 20-23, 2018 St Louis, MO Opera America
June 22-26, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 25-30, 2018 Chicago, IL Musica Sacra Conference
June 27-30, 2018 Redlands, CA American Harp Society Conference
July 2-6, 2018 Kansas City, MO American Guild of Organists
July 6-11, 2018 Ostend, Belgium ClarinetFest Conference 2017
July 11-14, 2018 Lancaster, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 15-18, 2018 Austin, TX League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 15-19, 2018 St. Louis, MO The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 22-25, 2018 Toronto, ON International Association of Venue Managers 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
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
February 27 - March 2, 2019 Kansas City, MO American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 6-9, 2019 Denver, CO American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 16-20, 2019 Spokane, WA MTNA National Conference
March 20-23, 2019 Louisville, KY 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 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.”


All material found in the Press Releases section is provided by parties entirely independent of Musical America and is not responsible for content.

Press Releases

Pianist Peter Serkin to Join DaPonte String Quartet for 2018-19 Season Launch Gala at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

March 7, 2018 | By Amy MacDonald

Media Alert

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy MacDonald (207) 781-5526

Pianist Peter Serkin to Join DaPonte String Quartet for 2018-19 Season Launch Gala at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

The DaPonte String Quartet will kick off its 27th season at its Spring FanFare concert at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a special guest artist, distinguished pianist Peter Serkin, on June 6. They will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet Op. 44 in E flat Major and Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet Op. 34 in F minor.

“Our 25th Anniversary Gala at Studzinski Hall with pianist Awadagin Pratt was such a success, we wanted to do it again,” says Friends of DaPonte String Quartet Executive Director Amy MacDonald. “But we can only celebrate our 25th anniversary so many times, so we decided to turn it into an annual fundraising event that will launch our new season. We are absolutely delighted that Mr. Serkin is able to join us for our first Spring FanFare season-kickoff concert.”

Serkin’s link to the DaPonte Quartet goes back decades, to when he first met and played with DSQ violinist Lydia Forbes. His own musical heritage extends over generations: his grandfather was violinist and composer Adolf Busch and his father pianist Rudolf Serkin. A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Serkin has collaborated with Alexander Schneider, Pamela Frank, Yo-Yo Ma, the Budapest, Guarneri, Orion, Shanghai, and Dover String Quartets and TASHI, of which he was a founding member. He has also performed with the world's major symphony orchestras, led by such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, and James Levine. He has a special feeling for both Brahms and Schumann, having recently made several arrangements of four-hand music by Schumann for various chamber ensembles as well as transcribing Brahms’s organ Chorale-Preludes for one piano, four-hands.

The DaPonte String Quartet is Maine’s premier string ensemble. Founded in 1991 in Philadelphia, it came to Maine over 20 years ago on a “temporary” National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America rural residency grant; but once the grant ended, the ensemble had fallen in love with Maine and decided to stay. It now performs more than 40 times a year in Maine and across the country. 

The concert is June 6 at 6:30 pm at Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Recital Hall in Brunswick, Maine. Tickets are $65 and are available at For more information, call (207) 529-455.





Updates to artist manager rosters



Search Musical America's archive of photos from 1900-1992.