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.

Course Listing

Course Codes:
ML = Music Leadership courses open to all graduate students 
ALC = Arts Leadership courses open to all undergraduate and graduate students  

Spring Semester

ALC

Building a Web Presence


N. JELENIAUSKAS | SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Community Engagement


A. HALL | SPRING | IN-PERSON

ALC

Consent in Performance


S. PENNER | SPRING | IN-PERSON

ALC

Copyright & Licensing for Musicians


S. DANYEW | LATE HALF-SPRING | ONLINE

ML (Graduates Only)

Economics of Musical Arts Organizations


L. FRENCH | SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Entrepreneurial Thinking


J. DOSER | FALL | ONLINE & SPRING | IN-PERSON

ALC

Funding the Individual Artist


J. LANGERAK | EARLY HALF-SPRING | ONLINE

ML

Generating & Screening Entrepreneurial Ideas in Music


M. NGAN | SPRING | ONLINE

ML (Graduate Only)

Innovative Leadership In Musical Enterprises


R. ROBERTS | SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Intermediate Recording


J. TRUEBGER | EARLY HALF-SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Intro to Music Therapy


M. MACARTHUR | LATE HALF-SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Keys to Healthy Music


S. CALLAN-HARRIS | EARLY HALF-FALL & SPRING | IN-PERSON

ML (Graduates only)

Marketing for Musical Enterprises


J. RICKER | SPRING | ONLINE

ALC

Marketing in the Digital Age


C. KIRKPATRICK | SPRING | ONLINE

ALC & MTL (Graduate Only)

Preparing Future Music Faculty

L. CARAVAN & P. SILVEY | FALL & SPRING | IN-PERSON


ALC

Speak for Yourself


J. STETZER | LATE HALF-SPRING | IN-PERSON

ALC

Studio Teaching


M. MCCUNE CORVINGTON | EARLY HALF-SPRING | IN-PERSON

Fall Semester

ALC

Career Skills for the 21st Century Musician


S. DANYEW | FALL | ONLINE & IN-PERSON

ML (Graduate Only)

Designing Music Enterprises Practicum


R. ROBERTS | FALL | ONLINE

ML (Graduate Only)

Development & Fundraising in Music


T. PAZ | FALL | ONLINE

ALC

Gift and Grantseeking in the Nonprofit Arts World


J. LANGERAK | FALL | IN-PERSON

ALC / MUE

Leadership Issues In Music


J. DOSER | EARLY HALF-FALL | ONLINE

ML (Graduate Only)

Intro to Financial Management


L. FRENCH | FALL | ONLINE

ALC

Intro to Recording


R. WATTIE | LATE HALF-FALL | IN-PERSON

ALC

Singer’s Guide to the Professional Journey


K. COWDRICK | FALL | IN-PERSON

ALC

Strategies for Audition Success


CHANGES EACH YEAR | EARLY HALF-FALL | IN-PERSON

Summer Semester

ML (Graduate Only)

Law & Music


A. SOLOTOFF | SUMMER | ONLINE

ML (Graduate Only)

Music Administration & Governance


R. ROBERTS | SUMMER | ONLINE

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.

Cost

All ALC courses are automatically free to those who enroll. For ML courses, graduate students will be charge per credit.

Credits

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

Co-Located

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.

Auditing

 The IML does not generally allow for auditing of course. Special requests should be directed to the IML Assistant Director.

Cancellation

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.

M.A. Music Leadership

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.

Minor in Music Leadership

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.

Arts Leadership Certificate

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.