As career management consultants, we feel this is the best time ever to have a career in classical music. The internet, downloads, social networking, and the access they provide to audiences around the world have resulted in exceptional opportunities.

Alexander & Buono International is devoted to making sure artists know how to maximize their full career potential, and understand how to use the tools of this new technological age to greatest advantage, while combining them with solid business models that work.

It is why we thought it best to create this interactive site to discuss the more fundamental career issues everyone confronts, versus simply giving information about auditions or performances which are covered elsewhere.

Throughout these pages and posts we provide ideas and options for building your career, and cite specific tools you will need along the way. This site is filled with advice and suggestions that will impact your career pursuits, while also helping you to avoid certain pitfalls and decisions that may steer you off course.

Everything here is meant to help clarify the sometimes bewildering dimensions of career development that can only be addressed with easy, straightforward answers and information.

Barry Alexander & Cosmo Buono, Chairmen


Please be advised that starting August 2013, we will be putting The Alexander & Buono Flute Competition, the Alexander & Buono String Competition, and the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition into three-year rotation.

The Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition will continue to be held every year.

For 2013, we will accept applications for the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition only.

In 2014 we will be accepting applications for the following competitions:

Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition Monday, April 14, 2014
Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition Monday, December 1, 2014