This guide describes online and print resources focused on the exploration of and preparation for a career in music.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015
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.
Career resources for musicians online are constantly changing. Let Robinson Music Library help with a few of our favorite resources:
- Adapistration's Job Page
Online resource for finding administrative openings in orchestra, opera, and chamber groups.
- 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.
- Musical America
Lists contests & awards. Directory of performing arts organizations. Includes industry news.
- Musical America's Ask Edna Blog
Edna Landau answers questions submitted on career advice and getting noticed in the 21st century. While this column is no longer actively being updated, it is still a valuable resource.
MusicalChairs provides an international scope of jobs, courses, competitions, instrument sales, etc.
- 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.
- Polyphonic.org - Orchestra Musician Forum
A great resource for the aspiring orchestra member. Its 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."
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