Edna Landau
Lectures & Seminars
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There is nothing I love more than telling my personal story and answering questions posed by students, arts professionals and music lovers. Since 2008, I have been privileged to visit the following schools and organizations to give talks, teach classes, offer one-on-one career chats, and do solo and ensemble coaching, sometimes ranging over several days.

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First Tuesdays” seminar: A Backstage View of Artist Management (June 4, 2013)

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This seminar in the summer of 2012 was entitled Ask Edna Live. It was an outgrowth of my weekly blog for Musical America and afforded the festival's participants an opportunity to hear about my career odyssey and ask questions on an unlimited variety of topics.
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A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Professional development sessions in April 2012 and April 2014, including Q & A sessions.

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Career Moves Weekend: Led three hour seminar that shed light on challenges I faced in my own career in the arts, how they were overcome, and current realities in the industry. The talk was followed by a lively question and answer session.

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Visits to Dr. Noa Kageyama’s “Performance Enhancement” class in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, and multiple visits to Dr. Barli Nugent's Career Development Seminar. Visit to Alan Gilbert’s Orchestral Conducting Seminar (2014).

Jury member for several student competitions.

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Guest lecturer at classes including "Professional Development for the Freelance Artist" and "Introduction to Entrepreneurship".

One-on-one meetings with students, chamber music coaching and a Career Master Class open to all students (two-day residency).

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Guest lecturer at "Professional Development for Musicians" class

Q& A with Shepherd School of Music student body

Chamber music coaching

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One-on-one student meetings

Chamber music coaching

Lecture and Q & A for entire student body and faculty

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Appeared four times at Bard College's Career Workshop, part of Dawn Upshaw's Graduate Vocal Arts Program.

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Met with music majors and Emil Kang's career development seminar.

Both offered ample opportunity for Q & A.

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As part of Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Arts Management program, gave seminar entitled "A Backstage View of Artist Management" which was followed by a Q & A.
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Visited with Laura Kaminsky's "New Modalities in Chamber Music" class.

Discussion and Q & A regarding the realities of building a career and ways to stand out from the crowd.

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Gave two hour career advice workshop and Q & A with student participants, including general career advice and specific attention to writing effective bios and resumes.

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Gave pre-concert lecture entitled "A Backstage View of Artist Management" followed by a Q & A

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Interview with Mark O'Connor, followed by a Q & A session with participants in the camp.

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Presented "A Backstage View of Artist Management" to their membership, followed by a Q & A.

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Presented an overview of my career in the arts and my professional training work with students at the Colburn Conservatory, followed by a Q & A.

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