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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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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.”


People in the News

LA Phil Principal Viola to Chicago

June 21, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Teng Li, current principal viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is to take the same post with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). She won the audition in May of 2023, and was officially offered the job the following September by Riccardo … »Read
 

Reviews

A Vivid Aural Experience: Girls of the Golden West

June 21, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
When John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West  premiered in November 2017, a great deal of ink was spilt arguing about form and function. Did Peter Sellars’s libretto, culled from diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and mining … »Read
 

Industry News

Boston Lyric Opera Gets Its Own, Dedicated Space

June 21, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) has announced a collaboration with Midway Artist Studios to create Opera & Community Studios. The 14,000 sq. ft. space, occupying a portion of Midway’s 200,000+ sq. ft. artist-owned nonprofit building, will … »Read
 

Industry News

Seoul Police Nab Music Profs for Illegal Tutoring

June 21, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The competitive nature of gaining access to music education at South Korean universities has enmeshed college music professors and parents of aspiring students in a massive scandal.  The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has recommended the … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

A Few June Competition Wins

June 21, 2024 | Rick Beard, Musical America
Yuki Serino [pictured, with competition official] took home the top prize at the inaugural Città de Cremona Violin Competition , held on June 12 in Cremona’s Museo del Violino. The 18-year-old Japanese artist, currently studying at … »Read
 

Reviews

At Garsington: An Ideal Midsummer Night's Dream

June 20, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—Garsington Opera has been snapping at the artistic heels of Glyndebourne Festival of late, delivering an impressive string of hits, many of them daring rarities . This year saw the completion of phase one of the £14.5 million … »Read
 
 

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