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The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

15 E 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 734-2130

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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2021

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.
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
February 23-26, 2021 Digital Event National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 1-5, 2021 Digital Event Music Library Association Annual Meeting
March 3-6, 2021 Digital Event American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 3-7, 2021 Canceled American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 8-12, 2021 Digital Event US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 13-17, 2021 Digital Event Music Teachers National Association National Conference
March 18-20, 2021 Digital Event American Choral Directors Association National Conference
May 24-29, 2021 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
June 2021 Digital Event Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
August 4-7, 2021 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 12-15, 2021 Washington, DC National Flute Association Conference
October 9-13, 2021 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
March 2-6, 2022 Indianapolis, IN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
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

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 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 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.”

People in the News

Anne Parsons Will Retire from the DSO

April 21, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Anne Parsons, whose remarkable tenure as the Detroit Symphony’s president and CEO has seen seven consecutive operating surpluses (2013-20) and launched a live streaming revolution among American orchestras, is to retire in the fall of 2022 … »Read

Industry News

Teatro Real's Peter Grimes: The Brexit Nightmare Comes True

April 21, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The pandemic’s shutdown of most European classical music venues has thus far muted the impact of Brexit on U.K. performing artists. But a new production of Peter Grimes at Madrid’s Teatro Real suggests that without agreements easing … »Read

Industry News

New Music Directors from Illinois to Istanbul

April 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Austrian conductor Patrick Hahn, 25, is to be the new principal guest conductor and artistic advisor of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO), a 20-year-old Turkish ensemble named for its founder and now Honorary Conductor … »Read

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Concert Will Honor MET Orchestra Musicians We Have Lost

April 21, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On April 25, revered mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will host and perform in “Songs without Words,” a chamber music concert honoring five members of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra who died during the pandemic. The concert is the … »Read

People in the News

Chicago Symphony Names New Composer in Residence

April 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The music of composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery seems to be everywhere these days, particularly Banner , programmed in recent months by the Los Angeles and New York philharmonics and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others. The three-minute … »Read

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New Top Exec Hired by the Los Angeles Phil

April 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Renae Williams Niles, chairman of the board of APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals), best known for her work in arts education and dance, has been given a lofty title at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, one by which she will oversee … »Read




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