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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:
Percussive Notes by
Percussion 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.
The Modern Percussion Revolution by
Call Number: ML1030 M634 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2014
Aims to illuminate the divergent paths and unique destinations found in the artistic journey of the modern percussionist.
Private Music Lessons by
Call Number: MT1 C65 2019 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2019
Covers setting and achieving musical goals, how to teach different types of learners, and the logistics of studio teaching.
Teaching Percussion by
Call Number: MT655 C66 2006
Publication Date: 2006
A comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique, and performance. Includes accompanying 2-DVD set.
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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