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Looking for specific resources for your particular instrument/major?
Find your major in our list of all music guides, then click on the Career tab in your chosen guide to find even more resources.
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 Jonathan Feist
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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Career-Specific Books in the Library (selections)
Becoming an Orchestral Musician by Richard Davis
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.
On Staff by Donald L. Hamann
Call Number: ML3795 H35 O5 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2013
Guide to a music career in higher ed. Tips for the application, interview, and negotiation processes, plus how to get tenure and promotion, work with colleagues and administration, and more.
See also our guides for specific instruments and majors, then click on the Career tab in your chosen guide to find even more resources.
Musical America This link opens in a new window
Read news, find festivals, and more. See especially their Career Center
for job postings, resume review, and helpful articles.
Listings for professional performance and teaching jobs, plus competitions, instrument sales, and more.
NAfME Career Center
NAfME's listing of jobs in music education.
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