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INDUSTRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Trade shows, seminars, events and conferences about the business of the performing arts
June 3-8, 2024 Los Angeles, CA Opera America
June 6-8, 2024 Atlanta, GA Chorus America Conference
June 16-19, 2024 Orlando, FL American Harp Society Conference
June 17-22, 2024 Fullerton, CA Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-22, 2024 Chicago, IL Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 28 - July 2, 2024 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 30 - July 4, 2024 San Francisco, CA American Guild of Organists
July 21-25, 2024 Flagstaff, AZ International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
July 31 - August 4, 2024 Dublin, Ireland ClarinetFest Conference 2024
August 1-4, 2024 San Antonio, TX National Flute Association Conference
October 17-26, 2024 Virtual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 7-9, 2024 Washington, DC College Music Society National Conference
November 7-10, 2024 Jacksonville, FL Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 11-16, 2024 Montréal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 14-17, 2024 Chicago, IL American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 22-26, 2024 Chicago, IL National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
February 26 - March 2, 2025 Chattanooga, TN American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2025 Columbus, OH US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 15-19, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Music Teachers National Association National Conference
May 19-23, 2025 New Orleans, LA Acoustical Society of America 188th Meeting
June 17-20, 2025 Chicago, IL Dance/USA Annual Conference
August 7-10, 2025 Atlanta, GA National Flute Association Conference
October 23-26, 2025 Atlanta, GA Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
October 30 - November 1, 2025 Spokane, WA College Music Society National Conference
November 4-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 6-9, 2025 Minneapolis, MN Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
March 18-21, 2026 Long Beach, CA US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual 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.”


Industry News

Met Opera Inches Back to Pre-pandemic B.O.

June 14, 2024 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of its available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23 and an increase from 61% from its first season following the pandemic. Box office remained down from 75% in 2018-19 and a projected … »Read
 

Reviews

An Enigmatic Night in Royal Festival Hall

June 14, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—The 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings offered plenty of opportunities here in the U.K to hear Elgar’s Nimrod , a piece of music regularly associated with national remembrance. Equally inviting was a chance to hear it in … »Read
 

People in the News

IU's Jacobs School of Music Announces 6 New Faculty

June 14, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Within the last two months, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced six new faculty members, most of them effective as of August 1. Vincent Carbone is the exception, starting July 1 as academic specialist and managing director … »Read
 

People in the News

Shakeup at the Canadian Opera

June 13, 2024 | News reports
"The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is today announcing that General Director Perryn Leech will be moving on from the organization by mutual agreement. David C. Ferguson has been appointed as Interim General Director, effective immediately. We … »Read
 

Reviews

Uchida Brings Mozart to Ojai, Celebrates Schoenberg & Saariaho

June 13, 2024 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA—Since the 1980s, the Ojai Festival has had a different music director every year, with only the artistic director remaining in place year-round (currently it’s Ara Guzelimian). As a result there have been wide swings in … »Read
 

People in the News

Amy Lam to Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

June 13, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Amy Lam, founder and principal of the Lamling Consulting Group, is to serve as interim executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which this year runs from July 14 to August 19.  David Kitto, named to the post last fall , has … »Read
 
 

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