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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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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
 

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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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MA Top 30 Professional of the Year: Kathleen van Bergen

December 3, 2019 | By John Fleming

CEO and President
Artis-Naples

In August 2017, the board of Artis-Naples came up with an ambitious multi-year plan for its future. Three weeks later, along came Hurricane Irma. “Nature determined our first project in the plan,” says Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of the umbrella organization that is home to the Naples Philharmonic and the Baker Museum.

In November of 2019, the museum reopened after a $25 million restoration, part of a $150 million campaign to transform Artis-Naples’s 8.5-acre campus—which also includes two performance halls, the Myra J. Daniels Pavilion, and an education venue—and grow its endowment, valued at more than $100 million. “We are ready to operate at the full power of our multidisciplinary mission,” says Van Bergen.

Hired in 2011 when the Philharmonic was in precarious financial shape, Van Bergen has overseen the evolution of a true, solidly funded cultural center by combining the orchestra and its lofty across-the-sidewalk neighbor, the Baker Museum, and tuning into the cultural needs and preferences of a community with a vast socio-economic range, from the edges of poverty to skies-the-limit billionaires. With impressive career track records at the Philadelphia Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony, she lived and breathed the Naples cultural scene for two years before launching a major rebranding to Artis-Naples, in 2013.

Since then, she has grown the budget, the endowment, and the programming, hiring both Andrey Boreyko, now in his sixth season as the Philharmonic’s music director, and Baker Museum Consulting Curator Frank Verpoorten. She oversees a staff of about 420. 

On her watch, thematic programming has become a trademark, such as last season’s “Fashioning Influences,” which combined an exhibit (mounted in galleries in Hayes Concert Hall) by Isabelle de Borchgrave of paper costumes inspired by the Ballets Russes, complemented by Philharmonic performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird ballet scores.

“It’s a fun way to invite patrons into a thematic framework that can be deeper than one or two concerts or an exhibition,” Van Bergen says. “It’s one of the beauties of this organization.”

Artis-Naples also presents visiting orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic in a three-year winter residency, 2016-19. In 2020, the Berlin Philharmonic will stop by as part of its first U.S. tour under Music Director Kirill Petrenko. Kathleen van Bergen is a woman with a mission, a vision, and a board to support both. There appears to be no stopping her.

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