This guide describes online and print resources focused on the exploration of and preparation for a career in music.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2012
Many have embarked on a career in music and have generously shared their advice about this journey. In this guide you will find books on a broad spectrum of career-related topics (see the related tabs above). We've also listed some great online resources where you can expect to find job/audition notices as well as information about grants, fellowships, competitions and other musical opportunities.
- Bridge Worldwide Music Connection
An online resource describing current performance opportunities, jobs, auditions, competitions, festival and other opportunities in music.
- Chronicle of Higher Education - Jobs
Current job postings in higher education.
- Music Vacancy List - College Music Society
The College Music Society provides a weekly list of employment opportunities within music and higher education.
- Polyphonic.org - Orchestra Musician Forum
A great resource for the aspiring orchestra member. It's purpose is to "To enhance the professional development and broaden the perspectives of musicians who are participants in North American symphony orchestras and other musical arts organizations
- Music Performance Resume Handbook
A guide to preparing a resume or curriculum vitae for the musician and other resources provided by the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music
- Opportunity Update - American Music Center
A monthly comprehensive list of competitions, calls for scores, grants, summer programs, residencies, and study opportunities.
- Musical America's Ask Edna Blog
Edna Landau answers questions submitted on career advice and getting noticed in the 21st century.
- Adapistration's Job Page
Online resource for finding administrative openings in orchestra, opera, and chamber groups.
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