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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
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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
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: Heather Noonan

December 29, 2021 | By John Fleming

Vice President, Advocacy
League of American Orchestras

As the League of American Orchestras’ longtime advocate in Washington, D.C., Heather Noonan has been an indispensable guide through the maze of federal COVID-related emergency funding initiatives, most of which she was instrumental in convincing Congress to pass in the first place. These included the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venues Operating Grants, and the IRS Employee Retention Tax Credits program. She also argued for and instructed would-be recipients through expanded unemployment benefits for gig workers and the universal charitable deduction that encourages those who don’t itemize tax returns to give more. Noonan’s efforts for the League—in coalition with the Performing Arts Alliance, the National Council of Nonprofits, and other arts advocacy groups—provided a lifeline to artists, presenters, orchestras, opera companies, etc., at a time when earned income vanished.

Federal support for the arts in the pandemic was unprecedented. “This has been the most substantial direct federal assistance that the arts community has ever seen,” said Noonan, who joined the League in 1996. “When you take into account all the sources of support, it adds up to be a massive amount of federal intervention.” The value of assistance received by orchestras so far is estimated at more than $200 million. 

“Our goal was to make sure that the arts were recognized and eligible,” said Noonan, who credits League colleague Najean Lee as her invaluable partner in representing orchestras on Capitol Hill. “We needed to make the case not just that the arts had unique and specific needs but that they also needed full access to forms of support that were being developed for the wider employment sector.”

Beginning on March 13, 2020, Noonan worked remotely from her home near Annapolis. The job was 24/7 when pressure was on to influence the crafting of bills. “Legislation often comes together in the middle of the night, and the fine print really matters,” she said. Once passed into law, it was Noonan’s job to explain to the League’s 700 orchestra members what their options were, help them negotiate tight deadlines, and explain how often-complex online portals worked so they could apply for relief.

“All this entailed an extremely patient family, because I have two kids who were doing school from home during that time,” Noonan said. “They were in the same room with me while I was having conversations with policy makers. I think my 12-year-old might know more about employee retention tax credits than I do at this point.”

See Heather Noonan’s One to One interview.

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