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Two trends emerge in the Guide: Schools are now offering more and deeper areas of concentration, such as in Performing Arts Health, Lied Interpretation for Pianists, or a masters degree in Contemporary Chamber Music; and schools are injecting real-world relevance in the performing arts.Examples: Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and the entrepreneurship grants and start-up funding for musical projects provided by the Curtis Institute. Schools are fully cognizant of the need to equip students to put their years of training to work as well as to develop expertise in the performing arts. Nearly 10 years ago, Musical America launched a feature called New Artist of the Month.
The 2019 Guide contains nearly 200 national and international listings.They range from piano to voice to woodwind to all of the above; from annual to biannual to quadrennial; some include master classes; some are open to the public and include live rounds, others are by recorded submission only.But be they evolving or staying the same, competitions of any stripe remain an exciting way to discover, develop, and honor our rising artists.S., the other in Europe; one is rural, the other urban; one’s in a valley, the other by the sea; one focuses on contemporary fare, the other on traditional; one houses its artists in homes, the other in hotels; Ojai’s venues are primarily outdoor and strictly 20th century, Ravenna’s are mostly indoor and date as far back as the sixth century. This Guide is our biggest to date and we've added more information about the competitions―everything from their Twitter handles to the names of the jury members, entry fees, cash prizes (as well as management, performances, and recordings), deadlines, frequency, disciplines, eligibility, and the dates of the semi-finals and finals.So, whatever the discipline, you (or your students) are bound to find the right competition at the right time and the right place.