Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music (Paperback)

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This second edition of Beyond Talent provides user-friendly real-life advice, examples, and perspectives on how to further a career in music. Understanding the unique talents and training of musicians, veteran music career counselor Angela Myles Beeching presents a wealth of creative solutions for career advancement in the highly competitive music industry. Step-by-step instructions detail how to design promotional materials, book performances, network and access resources and assistance, jump start a stalled career, and expand your employment opportunities while remaining true to your music. Beeching untangles artist management and the recording industry, explains how to find and create performance opportunities, and provides guidance on grant writing and fundraising, day jobs, freelancing, and how to manage money, time, and stress. The companion website puts numerous up-to-date and useful internet resources at your fingertips. This essential handbook goes beyond the usual "how-to," helping musicians tackle the core questions about career goals, and create a meaningful life as a professional musician. Beyond Talent is the ideal companion for students and professionals, emerging musicians and mid-career artists.

About the Author

Angela Myles Beeching has advised hundreds of emerging and professional musicians on the entire range of career issues that artists face. She loves this work, helping people create their own successful career paths. Her experience includes directing the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music, as well as directing career development programs at New England Conservatory and at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A Fulbright Scholar and Harriet Hale Woolley grant recipient, Ms. Beeching holds a doctorate in cello performance from SUNY Stony Brook and received fellowships at Tanglewood and the Banff Centre. Ms. Beeching later held cello faculty positions at California State University, Fresno, and at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. A leader in the field of music career development, Ms. Beeching co-founded the Network of Music Career Development Officers, the international organization dedicated to the field. Ms. Beeching's articles have appeared in Inside Arts, Classical Singer, and Chamber Music magazines. She has presented career workshops for many music schools, including Eastman, Peabody, Colburn, and Oberlin Conservatories. She has been a guest speaker at conferences for the National Association of Schools of Music, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Classical Singer, Chamber Music America, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Ms. Beeching's workshop presentation topics include: � Music Entrepreneurship De-Mystified� Career Strategies for Musicians� Time Management & Effective Practice� Grantwriting for Musicians� Fundraising for Music Projects� How to Write a Great Bio� Job Search Skills for Musicians and Arts Administrators� Managing Your Creative Projects� Networking Made EasyIf you have a question for Angela, visit her website at or email her at:

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195382594
ISBN-10: 0195382595
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 5th, 2010
Pages: 373
Language: English