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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


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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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
April 23-27, 2022 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 18-21, 2022 Minneapolis, MN Opera America
May 23-28, 2022 Hong Kong, China International Society for the Performing Arts
June 1-3, 2022 Los Angeles, CA League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 3-5, 2022 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
June 16-18, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 20-26, 2022 New York, NY International Computer Music Conference
June 22-25, 2022 Sioux Falls, SD American Harp Society Conference
June 27 - July 2, 2022 Indianapolis, IN Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 29 - July 3, 2022 Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV ClarinetFest Conference 2022
July 1-6, 2022 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 3-7, 2022 Seattle, WA American Guild of Organists
July 10-13, 2022 Cleveland, OH League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 17-21, 2022 Washington, DC The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2022 Phoenix. AZ International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 3-6, 2022 Anaheim, CA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 11-14, 2022 Chicago, IL National Flute Association Conference
August 21-24, 2022 Glasgow, Scotland InterNoise Conference 2022
August 29 -September 1, 2022 Calgary, AB Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 22-24, 2022 Long Beach, CA College Music Society National Conference
October 5-7, 2022 New York, NY Radio Show
November 10-13, 2022 New Orleans, LA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
January 10-12, 2023 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 10-13, 2023 Valencia, Spain International Conductors Guild Conference
January 13-17, 2023 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 24-26, 2023 Seattle, WA International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
March 1-5, 2023 Lawrence, KS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
August 3-6, 2023 Phoenix, AZ National Flute Association Conference
January 9-11, 2024 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
June 16-19, 2024 Orlando, FL American Harp Society 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: Alexander Lloyd Blake

December 3, 2019 | By Clive Paget

Founder and Artistic Director
Tonality

Tonality is a Los Angeles-based choral group founded in 2016 by Alexander Lloyd Blake to promote peace, unity, and social justice through choral music. Proudly diverse in background, age, and professions, its members sing in a range of languages and musical styles to help unify a fractured and divided community.

“I began singing in choirs in church from a very young age,” Blake relates. “My first choral experience in school was my first engagement with classical music in sixth grade, and I have been hooked ever since. While most of my work is classical, I find that my original passion for singing with others has been the more consistent.”

Holding a PhD in Choral and Sacred Music from USC Thornton School of Music, Blake wears many hats. He is director of classical choirs at the Los Angeles County School for the Arts, chorusmaster for the Los Angeles Opera Camp, and principal associate conductor for the National Children’s Chorus, traveling bi-weekly to conduct students in Los Angeles and New York. He is also a freelance conductor and session singer, having sung on films like Jordan Peele’s US and Disney’s The Lion King.

“As one of few musicians of color in many of my choral settings (with even fewer conductors of color), I felt it was time to start something that would become more inclusive,” he says. “After that, using these different perspectives to speak on issues of marginalization and social justice was a natural evolution.”

Among Tonality’s achievements to date, Blake cites participation in the Los Angeles March for Our Lives in 2017, performing at the 2018 ASCAP Screen Music Awards, and recording the group’s first album, Sing About It. Tonality has commissioned new works around issues like gun violence—including mass shootings, and incidents with police and people of color—and looked at refugees and immigration through the lens of Jesus, Joseph, and Mary as refugees.

Today the group performs in a multitude of venues, from churches and concert halls to schools and in under-served areas in Southern California and beyond. “I hope using choral music as a catalyst for activism and further understanding of social justice issues becomes more widespread,” he says. “I also hope that the steps we have taken to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment for composers, singers, and the audience become the new norm.”

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