Career Coaching

Don’t miss the opportunity to get a career tune-up! Veterans in the ensemble music field offer counseling to registrants in individual sessions. Instructions to sign up were emailed to conference registrants on January 7, 2021.

Angela Myles Beeching

Angela Myles Beeching
Career Consultant | Author

  • Goal setting and planning during Covid
  • Promotional materials assessment and recommendations
  • College teaching job market
  • Creative Productivity
  • Networking Know-How

Tina Davidson

  • Advice for composers, composer/performers or ensembles
  • Using composers and new music to reinvigorate audiences
  • Setting up community residencies
  • Commissioning and grant processes
  • Finding performances
  • Sustaining your artistic spirit

Dana Fonteneau
Former Concert Cellist | Psychotherapist | Executive Coach

  • Career guidance for ensembles including branding, marketing, and networking
  • Strategic planning for boards, managers, presenters, and administrators
  • Communication skills and conflict resolution
  • Health, wellness, and addressing burnout
  • Mental health challenges in higher education

Justin Kolb
Pianist | Educator | Lecturer

  • Career development for ensembles
  • Personal career development for soloists and faculty
  • Successful festival-building
  • Developing a project pitch

Casey Molino Dunn
Vice President of Innovation & Program Development, Music Academy of the West | Baritone Vocalist

  • Developing and publicizing projects
  • Diversifying a music career
  • Concert series and ensemble start-ups
  • Collaborating with other art forms and partnering organizations
  • Budgeting and fundraising

Janet Rarick
Associate Professor of Music Career Development, Rice University | Oboist

  • Career in classical music – both traditional and alternative
  • Developing collaborative projects
  • Creating a compelling bio and resume
  • Incorporating community engagement into a music career
Toyin Spellman-Diaz

Toyin Spellman-Diaz
Oboist, Imani Winds | Educator

  • Developing and publicizing projects
  • Concert series and ensemble start-ups
  • Collaborating with other art forms
  • Budgeting and fundraising
  • Career development for ensembles

Roderick Vester
Executive Director, PRIZM Ensemble | Pianist, Composer, and Educator

  • Leadership and Staff Capacity
  • Building a diverse workforce and ensemble
  • Strategic planning for administrators
  • Collaborating with other art and religious organizations
  • Entrepreneurship and a varied music career
  • Program planning and execution
  • Using music for social change
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