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

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


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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2021


Hong Kong,
+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.
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.
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: Shana Bey

December 3, 2019 | By Clive Paget

Associate Orchestra Personnel Manager
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Shana Bey started violin at the age of six, studying at a Suzuki Performing Arts Elementary School in her native Houston. As an undergraduate at Loyola University in New Orleans she got her first taste of leadership as concertmaster of the university orchestra. And at the University of Texas at Austin, she acquired a taste for administration, working as an orchestra librarian while earning her masters in violin performance. A section post with the Austin Symphony Orchestra was followed by four years at the Houston Symphony as assistant personnel manager.

“Leaving Houston was hard, since it was the place where I had grown to love orchestral music,” she admits. But when her current position was offered to her, “I knew it was time to take what I had learned and move to LA to explore new opportunities.”

At the LA Phil, Bey works with 106 musicians presenting over 150 concerts and a handful of television and recording projects each year. Her chief responsibility is to oversee the musicians’ collective bargaining agreement, leaving the players free to focus on artistic matters, but the job is wide-ranging. Bey also works with the Resident Fellows, many of whom are from historically under-represented populations, and is often involved with Gustavo Dudamel’s signature YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) program.

“From putting together an ensemble for a late-night television show at only a few days’ notice to scheduling hundreds of candidates for a national audition,” she says, “each day brings its own special challenges.” All of which she meets happily and head-on.

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