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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:
Conducting Career Books in the Allen Library (selections)
The Beat Stops Here by
Call Number: MT85 G53 2017 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2017
Addresses the technique of conducting as an extension of intimate knowledge of the score to the hands and arms. Also explores the various roles a conductor plays, as a teacher, scholar, and member of the musical community.
Beyond the Baton by
Call Number: ML3795 W57 B4 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2011
Comprehensive tips and strategies for leadership and organizational skills necessary for success, from getting a job to fundraising and educational outreach.
Music Career Books in the Allen Library (selections)
Here are a few books with information for succeeding in almost any music career.
How to Make It in the New Music Business by
Call Number: ML3795 H46 2017 [Allen shelves]
A tutorial on tasks such as negotiating contracts, booking a tour, getting songs in film and TV, earning royalties, and more. Learn the tools available in today's world and how to effectively leverage them to make money.
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.
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