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Olga Kern International Piano Competition

PO Box 14314
Albuquerque, NM 87191-4314
(505) 814-5355

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Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute

2 Cove Rd.
South Salem, NY 10590-1023
(914) 582-3915

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

PO Box 3333
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-6774

Spotlight: Music Schools & Departments
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

January 4-6, 2018 Fort Worth, TX Conductors Guild Annual Conference
January 4-7, 2018 New York, NY Chamber Music America
January 4-7, 2018 New Orleans, LA National Opera Association Annual Convention
January 12-16, 2018 New York, NY Arts Presenters Conference
January 23-25, 2018 Baltimore, MD International Ticketing Association Annual Conference
January 25-28, 2018 Anaheim, CA National Association of Music Merchants Show
January 31-February 4, 2018 Portland, OR Music Library Association Annual Meeting
February 17-21, 2018 Boston, MA National Association for Campus Activities National Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Fort Worth, TX American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 7-10, 2018 Atlanta, GA American String Teachers Association National Conference
March 14-17, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL US Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference
March 17-21, 2018 Orlando, FL National Association of Broadcasters Show
April 7-12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Broadcasters Show
May 7-11, 2018 Minneapolis, MN International Congress on Acoustics
May 23-25, 2018 Edmonton, AB Canadian University Music Society Conference
May 23-26, 2018 Milan, Italy Audio Engineering Society Convention
May 24-28, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2018 Calgary, AB Orchestras Canada National Meeting
June 6-9, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Dance/USA Annual Conference
June 8-10, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 11-15, 2018 Leeuwarden, Netherlands International Society for the Performing Arts
June 13-15, 2018 Chicago, IL League of American Orchestras Annual Conference
June 14-16, 2018 St. Louis, MO Theatre Communications Group National Conference
June 15-17, 2018 Denver, CO Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 18-23, 2018 Louisville, KY Guitar Foundation of America Convention
June 20-23, 2018 Chicago, IL Chorus America Conference
June 20-23, 2018 St Louis, MO Opera America
June 22-26, 2018 Las Vegas, NV National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
June 25-30, 2018 Chicago, IL Musica Sacra Conference
June 27-30, 2018 Redlands, CA American Harp Society Conference
July 2-6, 2018 Kansas City, MO American Guild of Organists
July 6-11, 2018 Ostend, Belgium ClarinetFest Conference 2017
July 11-14, 2018 Lancaster, PA Piano Technicians Guild Convention
July 15-18, 2018 Austin, TX League of Historic American Theaters Annual Conference
July 15-19, 2018 St. Louis, MO The Hymn Society Annual Conference
July 22-25, 2018 Toronto, ON International Association of Venue Managers Conference
August 9-11, 2018 Sacramento, CA Association of California Symphony Orchestras Conference
August 9-12, 2018 Orlando, FL National Flute Association Conference
August 23-25, 2018 Brazil International Tuba-Euphonium Conference
August 26-29, 2018 Chicago, IL InterNoise Conference 2018
August 27-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Western Arts Alliance Conference
August 28 September 1, 2018 Granada, Spain International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
September 5-8, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Arts Midwest Conference
September 25-28, 2018 Orlando, FL Radio Show
October 1-4, 2018 Orlando, FL Performing Arts Exchange
October 8-11, 2018 Eugene, OR Arts Northwest Annual Conference
October 11-13, 2018 Vancouver, BC College Music Society National Conference
November 1-4, 2018 San Antonio, TX Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting
November 1-4, 2018 San Antonio, TX American Musicological Society Annual Conference
November 3-4, 2018 Seattle, WA National Council of Acoustical Consultants Conference
November 12-17, 2018 Montreal, QC CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) 
November 12-17, 2018 Montreal, QC Canadian Arts Presenting Association
November 14-17, 2018 Baltimore, MD Conference for Community Arts Education
November 15-18, 2018 Dallas, TX American Music Therapy Association Conference
November 15-18, 2018 Albuquerque, NM Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
November 16-20, 2018 Washington, DC National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting
February 27 - March 2, 2019 Kansas City, MO American Choral Directors Association National Conference
March 6-9, 2019 Denver, CO American Bandmasters Association Annual Convention
March 16-20, 2019 Spokane, WA MTNA National Conference
March 20-23, 2019 Louisville, KY 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 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.”

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Women Composers and an Uncontested Win

March 16, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Operas dramatizing the Syrian civil war, a mass shooter, and a female Mexican revolutionary are among the works-in-progress to receive Discovery Grants from Opera America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program. The grants, totaling … »Read

Contests & Awards

Academy of Arts & Letters Awards $250,000 to 18 Composers

March 14, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards in Music have been given to 18 composers, who will divide up a pot of $225,000 among them. The awardees are nominated by the Academy’s 250 members, with the final choices made by committee, which … »Read

Contests & Awards

Special Awards and Competition Wins

February 26, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The competition circuit has decidedly heated up in the last month. Here are eight that caught our attention. Belgian Clarinetist, Dutch Quartet Win Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards The Borletti-Buitoni Trust named the winners of its annual series of … »Read

Contests & Awards

Arkansas Symphony Gets $1.8M

February 22, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, est. 1966, has been bequeathed $1.8 million by former board president and onetime state insurance commissioner Linda Garner Riggs, who died on November 15, 2017, at age 70. The gift will endow the principal cello … »Read

Contests & Awards

George London Foundation Recognizes 16 Young Singers

February 20, 2018
There were six winners in the top, $10,000 category of the George London Foundation Awards Competition for North American singers this year, as opposed to the five of last year. Finals for the event took place last weekend at Gilder Lehrman Hall … »Read

Contests & Awards

Polar Music Prize to Afghanistan Institute of Music and Metallica

February 15, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Polar Music Prize award committee has selected the heavy metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast as its 2018 Laureates. Each awardee will receive the prize, … »Read






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