One 14-week Semester
Class activities and assignments – Study 4-6 hours weekly.
What are the Career Skills Musicians Need to Know?
- Career Skills for the 21st Century provides a foundation for musicians to envision their career paths and to develop essential skills, tools and attitudes to implement it. Topics of study include professional writing (résumés, bios, cover letters, news releases, pitch letters), communication skills (networking, interviewing, workplace rules and ethics), career planning (defining success, goal setting, freelancing, starting your own business), self promotion (branding, email marketing, websites, social media, video), practical and business skills (financial management, contracts, copyright, and licensing). Course activities are supplemented and reinforced by guest presentations and interviews.
Meet the Instructor
Composer, Educator, Arts Administrator
“It is expected that all those entering the professional music field are exceptional musicians – but that is not enough in our competitive marketplace. Today’s musicians must have a comprehensive portfolio of additional skills to envision and implement a successful career in music.
– James Doser, Director of the Institute for Music Leadership