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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


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
May 10-26, 2021 Digital Event Opera America
May 13-14, 2021 and 5/20-21, 2021 Digital Event Theatre Communications Group National Conference
May 24-29, 2021 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
May 29-June 2, 2021 Montréal, QC International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
June 2021 Digital Event Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 1-4, 2021 Digital Event Audio Engineering Society Convention
June 6-11, 2021 Digital Event Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 7-17, 2021 Digital Event League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2021 Digital Event International Congress on Acoustics
June 14-16, 2021 Digital Event Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 16-19, 2021 Digital Event Chorus America Conference
June 21-25, 2021 Digital Event Musica Sacra Conference
June 22-26, 2021 Denver, CO Guitar Foundation of America Convention
July 2021 Digital Event ClarinetFest Conference 2021
July 11-15, 2021 Digital Event The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 12-14, 2021 Digital Event League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 15-16, 2021 Nashville, TN National Association of Music Merchants Show
July 26-30, 2021 Boulder, CO International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
August 1-5, 2021 Digital Event InterNoise Conference 2021
August 2-6, 2021 Digital Event Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 3-5, 2021 Atlanta, GA International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 4-7, 2021 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 12-15, 2021 Washington, DC National Flute Association Conference
August 13-15, 2021 Portsmouth, NH National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
August 30-September 2, 2021 Albuquerque, NM Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 10-13, 2021 Detroit, MI Arts Midwest Conference
October 9-13, 2021 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
October 11-14, 2021 Spokane, WA Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 13-14, 2021 Las Vegas, NV Radio Show
October 14-17, 2021 Jacksonville, FL American Music Therapy Association Conference
October 28-31, 2021 Atlanta, GA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 3-7, 2021 Jacksonville, FL Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 4-7, 2021 Chicago, IL American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 19-23, 2021 Orlando, FL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
November 21-24, 2021 Ottowa, ON Canadian Arts Presenting Association
January 5-8, 2022 St Augustine, FL National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 6-9, 2022 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 11-13, 2022 New York, NY International Society for the Performing Arts
January 14-18, 2022 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
February 12-16, 2022 Kansas City, MO National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 2-6, 2022 Indianapolis, IN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 2-6, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 16-19, 2022 Atlanta, GA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 26-30, 2022 Minneapolis, MN Music Teachers National Association National Conference
July 2-6, 2022 Chicago, IL National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 3-7, 2022 Seattle, WA American Guild of Organists
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
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: Andrew Ousley

December 3, 2019 | By Clive Paget

Publicist and Presenter
Unison Media / Death of Classical

“Hi, I’m Andrew,” proclaims Andrew Ousley on his website. “I produce concerts (mostly in Crypts), promote classical music, opera and the performing arts, play in a rock band, and eat burgers.”

Quirky and unconventional, Ousley attended Brown University where he studied philosophy and fell in love with classical music. A stint as a marketer at EMI Classics in New York City was followed by a year and a half in Australia working for Naxos and a return to New York as a publicist around the time EMI was acquired by Warner Classics.

“After ten years in the record business, I’d come to realize that the publicity and marketing work I thought was most creative and forward-thinking generally ended up being more beneficial to the artists than actually helping to sell recordings,” he says, explaining why he set up his own PR and marketing company Unison Media in 2015. “I proposed that Warner [hire] me as a consultant so I could work directly with artists but still promote their recordings.”

Clients like Gustavo Dudamel, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, and Jeremy Denk helped Unison to grow and now Ousley has three fulltime employees and an army of freelancers covering design, video editing, and styling. “We take an integrated, holistic approach to promotion—not just sending out a press release and pitching a few standard media contacts, but incorporating social media from the ground up, creating video/photo content for campaigns, planning bespoke events, and building a strategy that encompasses all of those in the most creative way possible,” he says.

Unison also produces a pair of concert series that have garnered considerable attention in recent years. One is the Crypt Sessions, an award-winning classical music concert series in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. The other is The Angel’s Share, a program that takes place in the atmospheric Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. World premieres of new works by David Hertzberg, Gregg Kallor, and Daniel Bernard Roumain have been among Ousley’s personal highlights of these series.

Ousley’s curiosity, spirit, passion for spreading the word, and determination to find entry points for new audiences have all contributed to his success. The fact that his events regularly sell out just happens to be a bonus.

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