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Connect with Professionals
Student membership is often very affordable! Here are just a few benefits of joining an organization:
- Connect with performers, instrument makers, and more
- Get first notice of scholarships, competitions, and job openings
- Attend festivals and events at reduced cost
Browse Professional Journals
Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:
Bassoon Career Books in the Allen Library (selections)
Becoming an Orchestral Musician by
Call Number: ML3795 D28 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2004
How to succeed in joining and surviving in an orchestra or ensemble. Includes sections on auditioning, conductors, performing philosophies, the highs and lows of performing, and more.
Private Music Lessons by
Call Number: MT1 C65 2019 [Allen shelves]
Covers setting and achieving musical goals, how to teach different types of learners, and the logistics of studio teaching.
The Woodwind Instrument Owner's Handbook by
Call Number: ML931 P34 2017 [Allen shelves]
Every step of the owning process from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading, and reselling your instrument.
Music Career Books in the Allen Library (selections)
Here are a few books with information for succeeding in almost any music career.
Music Industry Forms by
Call Number: ML3790 F45 M87 [Allen shelves]
Charts, plots, diagrams, checklists, and agreements to help you clarify your work, track critical details, and maintain quality control. Includes forms for performance, touring, technology, composition, business, teaching, and more.
The Path to Funding by
Publication Date: 2022
The artist’s guide to building an audience, generating income, and realizing career sustainability.
Find more books on music careers
Search subjects in the catalog:
Music > Vocational guidance
Performing arts > Vocational guidance
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