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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:
Vocal Career Books in the Allen Library (selections)
Aria Ready by
Call Number: ML3795 K57 A73 2012 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2012
Strategies for making the transition from aspiring artist to prepared professional.
The Singer's Audition and Career Handbook by
Call Number: MT820 F75 2019 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2019
A comprehensive guide to the training, audition technique, and professional development essential for launching and sustaining a career in classical singing.
The Singer's Companion by
Call Number: MT820 S86 S55 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2006
An introduction to how to find a good teacher, work with a score, audition, and perform.
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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