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Spotlight: Contests & Awards
The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

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


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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2020


Hong Kong,
+852 2836 3336


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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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

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
December 2-6, 2019 San Diego, CA International Congress on Acoustics
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
May 13-17, 2020 Seattle, WA Opera America
June 10-12, 2020 Twin City, MN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 17-20, 2020 Denver, CO Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 22-27, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 26-28, 2020 Washington, DC Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
August 23-26, 2020 Seoul, South Korea InterNoise Conference 2020
November 9-14, 2020 Montreal, QC, Canada CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
June 11-13, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

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: Joseph Conyers

December 4, 2018 | By Brian Wise

Assistant Principal Bass, Philadelphia Orchestra
Executive Director, Project 440

Joseph Conyers wears many hats. When he’s not playing bass with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Savannah, GA, native runs an education nonprofit called Project 440; and when he’s not doing that, he’s conducting the Philadelphia School District’s All-City High School Orchestra, of which he’s the director. Oh, and he’s also
an adjunct professor at Temple University.

“Service has always been a part of my DNA,” Conyers said in
a recent interview. He described a childhood car trip through rural Georgia, in which he noticed two children playing on a ramshackle porch. “My mom made the passing comment that one of those two kids could be a genius—an Einstein, a Mozart, a Yo-Yo Ma—and no one would ever know,” said Conyers, whose mother is an amateur singer in the Baptist church. “That has always haunted me.”

Formed by Conyers in 2007, Project 440 aims to teach community leadership skills to high school-age musicians. Its components include a 10-part series of college preparedness workshops and an after-school program devoted to building community outreach skills. Classes are led by teaching artists and guest speakers, and take place in Philadelphia School District buildings. In 2015, Project 440 developed an affiliation with the
Philadelphia Schools, after Conyers became music director of the All-City High School Orchestra. Musicians in that ensemble can avail themselves of Project 440’s resources, Conyers says, including private lessons and entrepreneurship training. He has also enlisted Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to conduct sectional rehearsals. 

In September, Conyers was recognized with a Sphinx Medal of Excellence, which includes a $50,000 career development grant (in 2004, fresh out of the Curtis Institute of Music, he won second prize at the Sphinx Competition). Conyers has received other accolades, not all music-related: In 2012, he took first prize in Mr. Natural Philly, a bodybuilding competition.

Conyers says his various pursuits stem from a desire for selfimprovement. “Whether it’s bodybuilding, playing an instrument, or my nonprofit work,” he said in a recent interview. “I’ve always had this insatiable desire to make things better—better than you found them.”

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