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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
(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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Scholarships and Grants

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.”

Industry News

LA Phil to Reopen the Hollywood Bowl in May

April 9, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In another truly positive and hopefully not premature sign of the recovery from the pandemic’s shutdowns of the past year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the reopening of the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford—its two outdoor … »Read

Industry News

Software Snafu Botches Day 1 of Shuttered Stages Grants

April 9, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Apparently, it is not as easy to give away money as it might seem. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (aka "Save our Stages") program, the $16bn in relief funds for music clubs, theaters and other live event venues included in last … »Read

People in the News

Gergiev's Silence on Political Issues Speaks Volumes

April 9, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
At a moment when many artists, conductors, and other leaders in the classical music universe are taking strong stands on contemporary social and political issues—from #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo to any number of global hot spots—one … »Read

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London Phil Names New Artistic Director

April 9, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Elena Dubinets, recent  chief artistic officer of the Atlanta Symphony , onetime  Musical America Top 30 Mover and Shaper, highly regarded musicologist, author, and lecturer, is to be the London Philharmonic’s artistic director, … »Read

People in the News

Marc Baylin to Annenberg Center for the Arts

April 9, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Marc Baylin, who  announced his decision to wind down Baylin Artists Management last year just one month before the pandemic struck, has been hired as artistic advisor and programming consultant by the Annenberg Center for the Performing … »Read

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Tanglewood Rolls Out Six Weeks of Live Programming

April 8, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With only 50 percent of its usual offerings, the six-week Tanglewood Music Festival will kick off July 10 with an all-Beethoven program including the Fifth Symphony, a nod to the Festival’s original opening concert in 1937, since the event … »Read




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