Development for Musicians 2 hours
purpose of the course is to acquaint music students with the various
aspects of planning and maintaining a professional career. Topics
to be covered include: creating a life's work, defining "dream"
careers, career research and understanding job requirements, skill
inventories, presenting oneself on paper and in other media; netbuilding/networking,
the role of mentors, interviewing and audition techniques, basics
of union and non-union contracts, grant writing, professional ethics,
how to start a private teaching studio, self-production compact
discs, and other topics to be determined based on the career interest
of students enrolled. Method of instruction include: lectures, guest
lectures, assigned readings, and in-class presentation of short-
and long-term projects. Prerequisite: Must be at least a
second-semester sophomore. Enrollment Limit: 20.