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Imagine what it must be like for someone attending their first classical music performance. From the perspective of the audience, they see and hear the musicians playing their instruments, and the back of the conductor, hands flying about. The uninitiated concert-goer might pick up on the cause and effect of a pointed baton or finger, and the music that follows.

 

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Yes, you're a busy music student. But you're a busy music student who wouldn't mind earning a little side cash. If you're going to invest your time and energy to earn some extra money, find a side hustle that will help you build your professional portfolio too.

 

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Think your current Facebook profile pic is good enough to use as a standard publicity photo? Think again.

Your publicity photos play a critical role in the development of your persona and brand, and the interest potential promoters, agents, and event planners have in your music services.

 

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ometimes, string musicians get so set on becoming professional musicians that they forget to take a big-picture look at the variety of music-related careers available to them.

 

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If you’re pursuing a life as a string musician, you’ll inevitably find yourself in an orchestra or music group with a challenging music director. As a consolation, we can report that some of the world’s greatest conductors of all time were considered irritable and difficult to work with.

 

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The Concertmaster plays an integral role in any orchestra. Achieving the level of Concertmaster (also called 1st Violinist or Section Leader, depending on the orchestra) requires exceptional talent and dedication, but it is also a public role. It requires that you work well with conductors have good leadership skills and that you’re comfortable serving as the public face of the orchestra when called upon.

 

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If you aren't leaving music school with a diploma and a job offer, graduation time can seem daunting.

 

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The threshold question all composers have to answer before exploring how to sell their original compositions is: Who do they want to buy their music compositions?

 

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You did it! You applied, you interviewed – you may have even auditioned – and you’ve landed a summer internship. Good for you.

Now that you’re about to start (or have started), it’s important to note that your “landing” of the position is the beginning of a whole new journey: making the most of this opportunity so it propels you into the next phase of your education and career.

 

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Do your kids view summer break as a vacation from everything, including practicing their string instrument? Alas, developing musicianship requires a consistent practice schedule in order to keep “in shape,” and that includes holiday breaks and vacations.

 

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A Conductor's Job is More Than Waving a Baton

A Conductor's Job is More Than Waving a Baton

Imagine what it must be like for someone attending their first classical music performance. From the perspective of the audience, they see and hear the musicians playing their instruments, and the back of the conductor, hands flying about. The uninitiated concert-goer might pick up on the cause and effect of a pointed baton or finger, and the music that follows.

 

Read More

Music School Side Hustles That Earn You Money and Build Your Brand

Music School Side Hustles That Earn You Money and Build Your Brand

Yes, you're a busy music student. But you're a busy music student who wouldn't mind earning a little side cash. If you're going to invest your time and energy to earn some extra money, find a side hustle that will help you build your professional portfolio too.

 

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Why You Need Great Publicity Photos

Why You Need Great Publicity Photos

Think your current Facebook profile pic is good enough to use as a standard publicity photo? Think again.

Your publicity photos play a critical role in the development of your persona and brand, and the interest potential promoters, agents, and event planners have in your music services.

 

Read More

What Careers are Perfect for Cellists?

What Careers are Perfect for Cellists?

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ometimes, string musicians get so set on becoming professional musicians that they forget to take a big-picture look at the variety of music-related careers available to them.

 

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How to Get Along with a Challenging Music Director

How to Get Along with a Challenging Music Director

If you’re pursuing a life as a string musician, you’ll inevitably find yourself in an orchestra or music group with a challenging music director. As a consolation, we can report that some of the world’s greatest conductors of all time were considered irritable and difficult to work with.

 

Read More

Career Path to Becoming a Concertmaster

Career Path to Becoming a Concertmaster

The Concertmaster plays an integral role in any orchestra. Achieving the level of Concertmaster (also called 1st Violinist or Section Leader, depending on the orchestra) requires exceptional talent and dedication, but it is also a public role. It requires that you work well with conductors have good leadership skills and that you’re comfortable serving as the public face of the orchestra when called upon.

 

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Congratulations Music Graduate - Now What?

Congratulations Music Graduate - Now What?

If you aren't leaving music school with a diploma and a job offer, graduation time can seem daunting.

 

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How to Sell Your Original Music Compositions

How to Sell Your Original Music Compositions

The threshold question all composers have to answer before exploring how to sell their original compositions is: Who do they want to buy their music compositions?

 

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

You did it! You applied, you interviewed – you may have even auditioned – and you’ve landed a summer internship. Good for you.

Now that you’re about to start (or have started), it’s important to note that your “landing” of the position is the beginning of a whole new journey: making the most of this opportunity so it propels you into the next phase of your education and career.

 

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How to Create a Balanced Practice Schedule for Your Child This Summer

How to Create a Balanced Practice Schedule for Your Child This Summer

Do your kids view summer break as a vacation from everything, including practicing their string instrument? Alas, developing musicianship requires a consistent practice schedule in order to keep “in shape,” and that includes holiday breaks and vacations.

 

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