SERVICES & PRODuCtS
ALPHABEtIZED BY NAME WItHIN EACH CAtEGORY*
The following is a list of companies offering services and
products to performing arts organizations.
Most names are set in bold face; those that are not did not
return their questionnaires and their information was picked
up from last year’s Directory.
Listings having service/product descriptions or having
bold face type are either paid for or are from advertisers.
The key to this list is as follows:
Audio & Video Services &
Autographs & Memorabilia:
Classical Music, Opera &
Career Development Services
Design & Advertising Services
Event Production & Management
Facilities & Artists Management
Facilities Services & Equipment
Gift & Souvenir Items
Health Care (Also see Voice Doctors)
Management Consulting &
Sponsorship & Audience
Music Services & Products
Accessories, Cases & Repairs
Publicity, Promotion & PR
Recording Facilities & Services
Scenery & Display
touring, travel & transport
Web, Email, Digital Marketing
Name of company
Address Phone number
City, State ZIP twitter
type of service or product
(x) indicates that the information was not made
Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition
1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., c/o The Donald W. Nixon
Centre for Performing & Visual Arts (770) 254-2787
Newnan, GA 30265
Eligibility: Pianists, ages 18-25, who live in the continental
US. Prizes: (1st) $15,000; (2nd) $7500; (3rd) $5000;
Contemporary Music Award, $1000; Chamber Music
Award, $1000. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Apr. 22-25.
Entrance Fee: $30.
Walgreens National Concerto Competition
878 Lyster Rd. (847) 926-9898
Highwood, IL 60040
Annual. For piano, strings, voice, winds, brass, and percussion.
Eligibility: Division 1-Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
(MYAC) Orchestra Division (must be active participants in
the MYAC Orchestral Program). Division 2-Open Division
(all other entrants will be entered in the Open Division
including MYAC Chamber, Jazz, and Choral students).
There are 2 Levels in each Division (further divided in
string, piano, voice, winds & percussion, and early music
categories): Junior-8th grade or younger; Senior-9th-
12th grades. The competition is open to all instruments.
Students are entered in the Early Music category if their
piece was written before 1800. Strings, harpsichord,
recorders, gamba, winds, and brass are encouraged
to participate in this category. Prizes: MYAC Orchestra
Div.-one overall winner from each level. Open Div.-one
overall winner. Overall winners will perform with the
MYAC orchestra in Feb., receive a cash award of $1000,
and a MYAC tuition scholarship ($750 value). The overall
senior MYAC div. winner will perform on the prestigioius
“From the Top” radio program. Merit scholarships of up to
$24,000 will be available.Category winners will receive
a MYAC tuition scholarship ($375 value) and may be
selected to perform at a winners recital in Feb. and other
performance opportunities. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018
Dec. 1. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Dec. 28-30.
Virginia Waring International Piano Competition
John Bayless, Art. Dir.
Ann Greer, Exec. Dir.
73-710 Fred Waring Dr., No. 201 (760) 773-2575
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Biennial. Senior, ages 18-30, in 2021 & 2025; Junior &
Intermediate, ages 17 & under, in 2019 & 2023. Purpose:
To provide performance & cash award opportunities
for virtuoso young pianists ready for the concert stage.
Eligibility: Junior ( 12 years old & under); Intermediate ( 13 to
17); Senior ( 18 to 30). Prizes: Cash prizes & performance
awards for multiple winners in each competition. Deadline:
Oct. 15, 2018. Competition: Mar. 24-Apr. 1, 2019.
Washington International Competitions (Sponsored
by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation Inc.)
Katie Katinas, Competition Chair
801 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 244-2593
Annual. For voice (2019), piano (2020), and strings (2012).
Purpose: To encourage & assist young artists ready
for professional performing careers who are not yet
under management. Eligibility: Strings, 18-28 years old;
piano, 18-30 years old; voice, 18-32 years old, as of the
competition date. Prizes: (1st) $10,000; (2nd) $5000; (3rd)
$3000; Finalist, $1000 each. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019.
Competition: May 25, 2019 (semifinals), May 26, 2019
(finals at Kennedy Center).
Washington International Piano Artists Competition
Chateau Gardecki, Chair, Washington Int’l Piano Arts
3862 Farrcroft Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 728-7766
Annual. Purpose: To promote international friendship,
cultural exchange & mutual understanding among nations
through the language of music. To discover, encourage, &
reward non-professional pianists greater than 31 years old
for their constant striving towards artistic perfection in the
performance of the classical music repertory. Eligibility:
Pianists 31 years old or older as of July 25 of each cal-
endar year for that year’s competition; students currently
in school & professional career pianists should not apply.
Prizes: Three top finalists receive cash awards, starting
at $3000 for the first; concert engagement(s) in Washing-
ton, DC; audience & press awards, & other cash awards
in various special award categories are also offered to
participants for performances in any of three rounds
of performances. Deadline: July 10 (approx.), annually
(postmarked, or e-notification OK). Competition: July/Aug.
(Wed.-Sun.; approximately the first weekend in Aug.; check
website). Entrance Fee: $150 (rcordings of performances
available for download; admission to one master class as
auditor; additional fee if performing in master class).
Kurt Weill Book Prize
7 E. 20 St., New York, NY 10003-1106 (212) 505-5240
Biennial. Purpose: To encourage distinguished scholarship
in the disciplines of music, theater, dance, literary criticism
& history addressing music theater since 1900 (including
opera). Eligibility: Book, article published in the previous
two calendar years. Prizes: Cash prize to one book & one
article. Deadline: Apr. 30 of award year. Competition: 2019.
Entrance Fee: None.
Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program
7 E. 20 St., 3rd fl. (212) 505-5240
New York, NY 10003-1106 twitter.com/Kurt WeillFndn
a w a r d s Annual. Purpose: To award financial support to not-for- profit (NFP) organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill & Marc Blitzstein, to individuals & NFP organizations for scholarly research projects pertaining to Weill, Lotte Lenya, & Blitzstein, & to NFP organizations for relevant educational initiatives. Funding
categories: Professional Performance, College/University
Performance, Research & Travel, Kurt Weill Dissertation
Fellowship, Publication Assistance, Kurt Weill Mentors,
Educational Outreach, Broadcasts. Eligibility: Not-for-profit
organizations & individuals (see Purpose). Prizes: Various.
Deadline: Nov. 1 for the following calendar year, academic
year, or cultural season (June 1 for College/University
Performance for fall semester productions); case-by-case
for Major Professional. Competition: 2019. Entrance Fee:
Wideman International Piano Competition
Lester Senter Wilson, DMA, Exec. Dir., Wideman Int’l Piano
(see WidemanPiano@widemanpiano.com) (601) 946-2063
Annual. Purpose: To encourage & promote young pianists
with an opportunity to play with orchestras, give recitals &
win cash prizes. Eligibility: Pianists, 18-28 years old, of any
nationality living or studying in North America or Canada.
Prizes: (1st) $5000, appearances with the Shreveport
Symph. Orch., South Arkansas Symph. Orch., Northwest
Florida Symph. Orch., four recitals & one chamber concert
with the Shreveport Symph. Noel Foundation Chamber
Music Series; (2nd) $3000; (3rd) $1500; (4th) $1000;
Honorable Mention(s), $1000. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018
Oct. 12. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Entrance Fee: $100.
Wildflower Music Showcase International Recording
Competition for Piano, Strings, & Chamber Music
Pierce Kagari Emata, Dir.
4975 Swenson St., Box 19114
Las Vegas, NV 89132
Annual. Purpose: To substantially advance the aspirations
of young artists & amateur adults; & to recognize
excellence in accomplished professionals from all over
the world through cash awards. Competition is based
upon submitted recordings of performances. Age groups:
Junior Artist (under 14), Young Artist ( 14-18 non-college),
Collegiate ( 18-25), Adult Professional & Adult Amateur
(over 18). Eligibility: Open to musicians of any nationality;
students, professional & amateur adult (piano only).
Prizes: Varying cash prizes depending on age category.
Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Mar. Competition: 2019 TBD;
2018 Mar. Entrance Fee: $130 (adult), $115 (Collegiate),
$85 (Young Artist), $60 (Junior Artist).
Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival
19805 W. Capitol Dr. (262) 373-5034
Brookfield, WI 53045 twitter.com/SLWCA
Annual. Eligibility: Guitarists of all ages & nationalities;
candidates must be non-professional guitarists who
do not make full-time careers from guitar-related work;
for example, a guitarist who teaches a small number of
students or plays non-regular jobs would qualify; four
categoriesrock/blues, fingerstyle, jazz, & classical; each
contestant can register in a maximum of two categories.
Prizes: $32,000 in prize money. Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018
May. Competition: 2019 TBD; 2018 Aug.
Young Concert Artists International Auditions
Susan Wadsworth, Dir.
1776 Broadway, Suite 1500 (212) 307-6656
New York, NY 10019 twitter.com/yca_music
Annual. Purpose: To discover & launch the careers of young
solo musicians, ensembles & singers. Eligibility: Write to
YCA for requirements & application forms, or visit www.
yca.org/auditions. Prizes: Winners are presented in recital
in New York, Boston & Washington & become members
of the roster of Young Concert Artists Inc., including full
management services for a minimum of three years.
Deadline: 2019 TBD; 2018 Aug. 17. Competition: 2019
TBD; 2018 Sept. 1-30 (preliminaries); Nov. 5-11 (semifinals
& finals). Entrance Fee: $85 application fee.
Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for Young
Nedra Zachary, Founding Pres. & Dir.
2250 Gloaming Way (310) 276-2731
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-1717
Annual. Purpose: To assist in the career development of
young opera singers by providing financial support.
Eligibility: Singers ages 21-35 years; must be thoroughly
trained in opera singing & prepared to pursue a professional
career in opera. Open to singers who are residents of the
US or Canada. All entrants with application fee & correctly
prepared application are guaranteed an audition. Prizes:
Top Award $20,000, Second Prize $15,000, with cash
prizes totalling approximately $65,000 distributed among
the finalists; minimum award ranging from $1500-$2000.
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019 (New York auditions); Feb. 6,
2019 (Los Angeles auditions). Competition: Feb.25-Mar. 1,
2019 (New York auditions); Mar. 25-27, 2019 (Los Angeles
auditions); May 19, 2019 (Grand Finals Concert at
Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles); write for applications
in Oct. (enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope);
applications available at www.zacharysociety.org. No fax
or email requests. No recordings or videos accepted.
Accompanist provided. Entrance Fee: $50.