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Click on the tabs below to advance your career by searching Contests & Awards, Schools, Festivals, Camps, Service Organizations, and our list of Services and Products, Scholarships and Grants and Events and Conferences.

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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Spotlight: Contests & Awards
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 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.

Performing Arts Industry Events and Conferences

June 3-5, 2020 London, ON Canadian University Music Society Conference
June 4-6, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 10-12, 2020 Twin City, MN League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 14-21, 2020 New York, NY International Computer Music Conference
June 17-20, 2020 Miami, FL Chorus America Conference
June 17-20, 2020 Denver, CO Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 21-24, 2020 Orlando, FL American Harp Society Conference
June 22-27, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 22-27, 2020 Tampa, FL Musica Sacra Conference
June 23-27, 2020 Iowa City, IA International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
June 24-28, 2020 Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV ClarinetFest Conference 2020
June 26-28, 2020 Washington, DC Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 26-30, 2020 Knoxville, TN National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
July 2020 Cleveland, OH League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 5-9, 2020 Atlanta, GA American Guild of Organists
July 12-15, 2020 Cleveland, OH League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 12-16, 2020 Atlanta, GA The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 26-29, 2020 Long Beach, CA International Association of Venue Managers Conference
July 29 - August 1, 2020 Orlando, FL Piano Technicians Guild Convention
August 6-9, 2020 Dallas, TX National Flute Association Conference
August 12-14, 2020 Riverside, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 23-26, 2020 Seoul, South Korea InterNoise Conference 2020
August 28-30, 2020 Portsmouth, NH National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
August 31- September 3, 2020 San Diego, CA Western Arts Alliance Conference
September 9-12, 2020 Omaha, NE Arts Midwest Conference
September 13-16, 2020 Nashville, TN Radio Show
October 12-15, 2020 Spokane, WA Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 22-24, 2020 Miami, FL College Music Society National Conference
October 22-25, 2020 Ottawa, ON Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 5-8, 2020 Minneapolis, MN American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 9-14, 2020 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 18-21, 2020 New York, NY Conference for Community Arts Education 
November 19-22, 2020 Atlantic City, NJ American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 20-24, 2020 Scottsdale, AZ National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
January 6-9, 2021 St. Augustine, FL National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 8-12, 2021 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 26-28, 2021 Anaheim, CA International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
June 11-13, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

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 Paid $3.5M to Settle with James Levine

September 21, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Individuals “familiar with the terms” of the Metropolitan Opera’s settlement with James Levine, reached in August of 2019 , have disclosed that the company and its insurer paid the conductor $3.5 million to settle out of court. … »Read
 

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Opera Has Lost a Devoted Fan and Advocate in RBG

September 21, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Sept. 18 not only deprived the U.S. of one of its most storied jurists but also one of its most avid opera lovers. “She was our greatest advocate and our greatest … »Read
 

Industry News

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, September 21-28

September 21, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … »Read
 

People in the News

Fort Worth Opera New GD Aims to Create 'The People's Opera'

September 21, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Afton Battle, a recent development consultant to a number of dance and theater groups, is to be the new general director of the Fort Worth Opera Company. A former professional vocalist, with degrees from Westminster Choir College, she succeeds … »Read
 

Industry News

Seattle Opera Cuts Six More Staff Jobs

September 21, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Seattle Opera has cut six more staff jobs after furloughing 46 employees in June when its $2.3 million PPP loan expired. Save for online offerings, its activities have come to a halt during the pandemic. “It was a difficult decision, but we … »Read
 

People in the News

Sheku en famille Record Bob Marley and Camille Saint-Saëns

September 21, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Kanneh-Masons, one of classical music’s most gifted array of siblings, have been busy during the pandemic. On Nov. 6 Decca will release Carnival , their first album recorded as a family. "We all grew up listening to albums like Peter … »Read
 
 

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