All Eastman School of Music students can take advantage of our diverse and practical courses. From practicing audition and speaking skills, to exploring career options, to learning audio hardware and software, we have many courses that can support you.
ML = Graduate courses for the MA in Music Leadership program
ALC = Arts Leadership courses open to all undergraduate and graduate students
Intro to Financial Management
L. FRENCH | FALL | ONLINE
A. HALL | SPRING | IN-PERSON
Copyright & Licensing for Musicians
S. DANYEW | LATE HALF-SPRING | ONLINE / IN-PERSON
Designing Music Enterprises Practicum
R. ROBERTS | FALL | ONLINE
Intro to Music Therapy
M. MACARTHUR | LATE HALF-SPRING | IN-PERSON
Economics of Musical Arts Organizations
L. FRENCH | Spring | ONLINE
Intro to Recording
R. WATTIE | LATE HALF-FALL | IN-PERSON
Keys to Healthy Music
S. CALLAN-HARRIS | EARLY HALF-FALL, -SPRING | ONLINE
ALC / MUE
Leadership Issues In Music
J. DOSER | EARLY HALF-FALL | ONLINE
Marketing for Musical Enterprises
J. RICKER | SPRING | ONLINE
Singer’s Guide to the Professional Journey
K. COWDRICK | FALL | IN-PERSON
Music Administration & Governance
R. ROBERTS | SUMMER | ONLINE
Preparing Future Music Faculty
L. CARAVAN | SPRING | IN-PERSON
Marketing in the Digital Age
C. KIRKPATRICK | SPRING | ONLINE
Speak for Yourself
J. STETZER | LATE HALF-SPRING | IN-PERSON
Strategies for Audition Success
TBD | EARLY HALF-FALL | IN-PERSON
FALL | ONLINE
SPRING | IN-PERSON
Funding the Individual Artist
J. LANGERAK | EARLY HALF-SPRING | ONLINE
Gift and Grantseeking in the Nonprofit Arts World
J. LANGERAK | EARLY HALF-FALL | IN-PERSON
Generating & Screening Entrepreneurial Ideas in Music
M. NGAN | SPRING | ONLINE
Perfecting & Pitching Your Message
A. BLUM | FALL | IN-PERSON
Development & Fundraising in Music
T. PAZ | FALL | ONLINE
Building a Web Presence
N. JELENIAUSKAS | SPRING | IN-PERSON
J. TRUEBGER | EARLY HALF-SPRING | ONLINE
M. MCCUNE CORVINGTON | EARLY HALF-SPRING | IN-PERSON
Video Branding for Musicians
TBD | FALL | IN-PERSON
Innovative Leadership In Musical Enterprises
R. ROBERTS | SPRING | ONLINE
Career Skills for the 21st Century Musician
S. DANYEW | FALL | ONLINE & IN-PERSON
Frequently Asked Questions
ALC vs. ML
Anyone at Eastman, and the University of Rochester, can register for an ALC course at the corresponding level. All ML courses, however, are for graduate students only.
All ALC courses are automatically free to those who enroll. For ML courses, graduate students will be charge per credit.
If enrolled in an ALC course for free, the course:
- Will NOT count towards your degree requirements as electives, however, you will receive a grade
- Will be counted as bringing the student to full-time status
- MAY be counted to fulfill Certificate or Diploma program requirements
Currently, there are only three ALC courses that can be used to fulfill degree requirements as they are cross-listed with other departments (see above). To receive credit for these courses, graduate students MUST: register for the cross-listed version (i.e. MTL 421) and pay the tuition charges.
The IML does not generally allow for auditing of course. Special requests should be directed to the IML Assistant Director.
In any given semester, courses are canceled for a variety of reasons, including instructor availability and low enrollment. Review of course enrollment will take place by the end of the prior semester. Any cancellation will take place no later than 3 weeks ahead of the day classes begin.
Enjoying these courses?
Interested in taking the next step in your career as a music leader? We have multiple ways of furthering your education and taking a deeper dive into these topics.
An online masters degree designed for musicians who seek to lead musical arts organizations. Fulfills NYSED requirements for K-12 Music Teachers to advance to a Professional Certificate. Provides internship experience.
Offers Eastman doctoral students the opportunity to focus their studies to hone both artistic and managerial skills as a future music leader. 10-12 credits.
Complements musical training with career and leadership training, helping musicians to envision, create, and lead meaningful lives in music. Rising juniors & graduates can apply. Provides internship experience. 6 credits plus meetings and events.