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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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The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

15 E 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
UNITED STATES
(212) 734-2130


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ChoralFest USA

Symphony Space, Broadaway and 95th St.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-5400

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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


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Yamaha Corp. of America

6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620


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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.

Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

May 1-5, 2019 Cancun, Mexico Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 13-17, 2019 Louisville, KY International Congress on Acoustics
May 25 - June 1, 2019 Iowa City, IA International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
June 3-5, 2019 Nashville, TN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Miami, FL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Vancouver, BC Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 12-14, 2019 Ottowa, ON Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 12-14, 2019 Cleveland, OH Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 12-15, 2019 San Francisco, CA Opera America
June 14-16, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 16-19, 2019 Madrid, Spain InterNoise Conference 2019
June 16-23, 2019 New York, NY International Computer Music Conference
June 17-22, 2019 Miami, FL Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 26-29, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Chorus America Conference
July 1-6, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Musica Sacra Conference
July 10-13, 2019 Tucson, AZ League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 14-17, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 14-18, 2019 Dallas, TX The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 14-18, 2019 Tampa, FL International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 19-22, 2019 Winston-Salem, NC American Harp Society Conference
July 21-24, 2019 Chicago, IL International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 24-28, 2019 Knoxville, TN ClarinetFest Conference 2019
August 1-4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT National Flute Association Conference
August 8-10, 2019 Monterey, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 26-29, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 4-7, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Arts Midwest Conference
September 13-15, 2019 Atlanta, GA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
September 23-26, 2019 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
September 24-27, 2019 Dallas, TX Radio Show
October 14-17, 2019 Boise, ID Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 16-19, 2019 Boise, ID Audio Engineering Society Convention
October 24-26, 2019 Louisville, KY College Music Society National Conference
October 30 - November 2, 2019 Austin, TX Conference for Community Arts Education
October 31 - November 3, 2019 Boston, MA American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 7-10, 2019 Columbus, OH Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 7-10, 2019 Bloomington, IN Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 14-16, 2019 Ottowa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 21-24, 2019 Minneapolis, MN American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 22-26, 2019 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 8-11, 2020 Cleveland, OH National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 10-14, 2020 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 16-19, 2020 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 16-19, 2020 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 21-23, 2020 New York, NY International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
February 5-7, 2020 Montreal, QC Conductors Guild Annual Conference
February 22-26, 2020 Denver, CO National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
February 26 - March 1, 2020 Norfolk, VA Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 4-7, 2020 Orlando, FL American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 4-8, 2020 Biloxi, MS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 17-20, 2020 Dallas, TX American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 21-25, 2020 Chicago, IL MTNA National Conference
April 1-4, 2020 Houston< TX US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
April 18-22, 2020 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing 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.”

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Special Reports

MA Top 30 Professional of the Year: Bonnie Barrett

December 4, 2018 | By Brian Wise

Director
Yamaha Artist Services New York

Bonnie Barrett has positioned Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. (YASI) New York not as a competitor to Steinway’s glitzy showroom a dozen blocks away on the Avenue of the Americas, but as a multipurpose facility that provides technical support, and recording, rehearsal, and performance space for its artists. 

And she has expanded the roster to include musicians of an enterprising, interdisciplinary bent, including pianist/composers Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane, Vicky Chow, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. On the jazz side, she’s lured genre-bending pianists including Dan Tepfer, Danilo Pérez, and Kenny Werner.

She’s also kept the company current; as sales of digital pianos grow she has stoked the market, encouraging pianist/composers like Tepfer and Roberto Sierra to write pieces specifically for the Disklavier, the company’s trademark digital player piano. Other artists have tinkered with additional Yamaha digital/acoustic hybrids such as the AvantGrand and Transacoustic models. 

In 2016, YASI NY hosted a master class with Byron Janis and students at the Moscow Conservatory using an Internet-connected Disklavier. This enabled Janis (a Barrett signing) to see the actual keystrokes and pedal movements of pianists 4,600 miles away. It’s a feat that’s been repeated between YASI New York and in a number of other cities, including Tokyo and Buenos Aires.

With Barrett’s understanding of the new media landscape, she is especially alert to promoting Yamaha artists through digital platforms. “Nowadays, there’s constant demand for content, whether a YouTube video, a website, or a promotional piece on social media,” she says. “So we provide an environment for our artists to create that content.”

With the company since 2010, Barrett previously worked in marketing and public relations with Sony Classical, EMI, and BMG Classics, followed by four years as a director of concert and artist activities at Steinway. From 2009–10, she served as VP of Barrett Vantage Artists. She calls her job “the perfect synthesis of my background.” A pianist by training, she holds an MBA from Pace University. She is also the board chair of the Pro Musicis Foundation, which arranges for performances in hospitals, prisons, and homes for the elderly.

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