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The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

15 E 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2021


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+852 2836 3336

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee

8 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9153

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Yamaha Corp. of America

6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
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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.
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
February 23-26, 2021 Digital Event National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 1-5, 2021 Digital Event Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 3-6, 2021 Digital Event American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 3-7, 2021 Canceled American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 8-12, 2021 Digital Event US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 13-17, 2021 Digital Event Music Teachers National Association National Conference
March 18-20, 2021 Digital Event American Choral Directors Association National Conference
May 24-29, 2021 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
June 2021 Digital Event Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
August 4-7, 2021 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 12-15, 2021 Washington, DC National Flute Association Conference
October 9-13, 2021 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
March 2-6, 2022 Indianapolis, IN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
August 11-14, 2022 Chicago, IL National Flute Association Conference
March 1-5, 2023 Lawrence, KS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
August 3-6, 2023 Phoenix, AZ National Flute Association 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: Eduardo Gabriel Álvarez Ortega

December 3, 2019 | By John Fleming

Director General and Conductor
Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra

“We have a special venue,” says Álvarez. “We play in a cave. You have to walk a kilometer and a half to get to the concert inside the cave. It’s a magical musical experience.”

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, one of the largest cave systems in the world, is a national park in northeast Guerrero. The Philharmonic gives performances in a cavern called the “Auditorium” that has a large flat floor and is equipped with seats. “We’ve played repertoire by Mahler, we’ve played some Carmina Burana, Mexican music like Huapango, some Beatles and Queen music,” Álvarez says. “The people love it.”

Guerrero is one of Mexico’s poorest states, and it has been plagued by drug cartel violence. The Philharmonic, funded by the state government, was founded by Álvarez in 1998 with a mission “to preserve and promote the musical culture of Guerrero.” It is made up of 90 fulltime professional musicians and plays an average of 80 concerts a year.

“This orchestra is a central part of life here,” Álvarez says. “We play all the classical composers, but we also play folkloric music from Guerrero.” Álvarez, born in Mexico City, has enjoyed a long career as an accordion player, violinist, and conductor. He has guest conducted orchestras throughout Latin America and around the world, such as the Moscow Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the China National Symphony. One of his proudest achievements was taking the Acapulco Philharmonic on tour to Chicago in 2002.

“We had four concerts in Chicago, where many people from Guerrero now live. They all came to hear us play.”

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