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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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INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of 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 8-10, 2022 Dearborn, MI Audio Engineering Society Convention
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
October 17-23, 2022 Jacksonville, FL/CANCELED American Music Therapy Association Conference
December 5-9, 2022 Nashville, TN Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 10-13, 2022 New Orleans, LA Acoustical Society of America 183rd Meeting
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
February 18-21, 2023 Louiville, KY National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 1-5, 2023 Lawrence, KS American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 1-5, 2023 St. Louis, MO Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 15-18, 2023 St. Louis, MO US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 15-18, 2023 Orlando, FL American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 25-29, 2023 Reno, NV Music Teachers National Association National Conference
April 15-19, 2023 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 4-7, 2023 Houston, TX National Opera Association Annual Convention
August 3-6, 2023 Phoenix, AZ National Flute Association Conference
August 31-16, 2023 Mission Inn, Riverside Association of California Symphony Orchestras 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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MA Top 30 Professional of the Year: Martha Gilmer

December 24, 2021 | By John Fleming

Chief Executive Officer
San Diego Symphony 

When Martha Gilmer reflects on how the San Diego Symphony Orchestra met the challenges of COVID, she points to two sources of inspiration: Music Director Rafael Payare and construction of the Rady Shell, the orchestra’s open-air venue on the shore of San Diego Bay. “There were two constants,” said Gilmer, who became chief executive in 2014. “Rafael was here, and the Shell was emerging into a completed venue.”

Payare was off to an exciting start in his first season as music director in 2019–20, and when pandemic lockdowns threatened international travel, Gilmer recommended that he be in San Diego all the time. After all, he and the musicians had only just begun developing their partnership. The Venezuelan conductor, his American wife, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and their daughter were residents of Berlin.

“We had an incredible feeling of momentum in the orchestra with Rafael, and if that had stopped for 18 months, it would have been a lost opportunity,” Gilmer said. “He and his family arrived on March 13, 2020, and they have basically stayed here since then. That decision for him to come to San Diego changed everything in terms of what we could accomplish artistically, in spite of the pandemic.”

Payare was able to work closely with the orchestra (whose 82 musicians were compensated at a reduced level and kept their health insurance) as it performed under public health restrictions. Then, as construction on the Rady Shell came to completion, the orchestra became one of the first to perform together live and onstage, in August. Payare presided over a program of Mozart, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Mason Bates in the gala opening for a sold-out audience of 3,500. Weilerstein was the soloist in the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1.

Through the fall, the orchestra played a mix of masterworks and pops concerts in the Shell, while its regular venue, the 91-year-old Copley Symphony Hall, goes through a structural upgrade. SDSO returns to indoor performances in January, at various local venues, and plans a return to the Shell in May.

The $85 million Shell has received rave reviews for its dazzling design and marvelous setting by the bay. “I’ve always said the most dramatic moments in music come in the soft intensity of pianissimo, and
we can hear that in this venue,” said Gilmer of the state-of-the-art sound system. “The dynamics are not compressed just because you’re outdoors.”

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