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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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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


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: Monica Felkel

December 3, 2019 | By Clive Paget

Director of Artist Management
Young Concert Artists

For 30 years, Monica Felkel has worked for Young Concert Artists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to launching the careers of exceptional young musicians from all over the world. As artist manager and director of artist management, she has nurtured an impressive array of young artists including cellist Edgar Moreau, soprano Julia Bullock, and pianist Jeremy Denk. For many in the business, Felkel isn’t just a dedicated professional, she’s an institution.

As a high school violist, Felkel played in the New York Youth Symphony where the music director spotted burgeoning admirative talent. “It may have had more to do with the fact that lots of percussion equipment had to be transported to rehearsals and my mother drove a 1976 Buick Century Station Wagon,” she quips. “When I was applying to colleges, I knew I wanted to do some sort of arts administration program, but they really didn’t exist in the mid-80s. So, I ended up designing my own degree program at Ithaca College.”

Over the past 30 years at YCA, Felkel has implemented new initiatives and provided resources to support young musicians artistically as well as strategically, responding to an industry where increasingly a performer needs more than a successful debut and good reviews to have a sustainable career. “Artists also need to build a presence on social media, seek out new projects and collaborations, and explore more creative ways to find new audiences and venues—not just in the U.S., but internationally,” she says.

“I am particularly proud of the Orchestra Partners Program we created in 2001, [which] offers a reduced fee to orchestras that have never previously engaged a YCA artist. Through a grant that pays the artist the difference, the artist receives their full fee and the orchestra and its audience get to discover YCA and our fabulous artists.”

Felkel defines her role as listening, advising, and challenging young artists to effectively communicate and build a career. Often that includes some fun details. “Dress shopping with a former violinist for a gala,” is one example she recalls. “By the end of the day we were all just trying on the most ridiculous gowns the stores had and laughing until it hurt. Ultimately that is what has kept me in the crazy business for the past 30 years.”

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