Career Coaching

Don’t miss the opportunity to get a career tune-up! Veterans in the ensemble music field—publicists, managers, and career-development specialists—offer counseling to registrants in individual sessions by appointment. Check back for details on individual coaching appointments, which will be available during online Conference registration.

This year’s advisors and their areas of specialty:

Angela Myles Beeching
Career Consultant | Author

  • Next step planning to “uplevel” your career  (performer, composer, manager, educator, and/or presenter)
  • Getting past obstacles
  • Effective self-management
  • Promotional materials assessment and recommendations
  • Interview skills
  • College teaching job market
  • Creative Productivity
  • Networking Know-How

Tina Davidson
Composer

  • 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

Casey Molino Dunn
Director, Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship | 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
Dana Fonteneau

Dana Fonteneau
Performance Coach | Management Consultant | Financial Advisor | Psychotherapist

  • Career guidance for chamber music ensembles including strategic planning, branding, marketing and networking
  • Clarify vision and strategic planning for boards, managers, presenters and administrations
  • Communication skills and conflict resolution for ensembles and organizations
  • Health and wellness and addressing burnout
  • Advising for administrators and teachers on mental health challenges in higher education

Eunbi Kim*
Pianist | Educator
*(Preference given to NextGen Participants)

  • Music entrepreneurship
  • Self-producing
  • Developing projects
  • Booking and promoting performances, concert series, and ensemble start-ups
  • Collaborating with other art forms and partnering organizations
  • Résumé building and editing

Justin Kolb
Pianist | Educator | Lecturer

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

Allison Loggins-Hull
Flutist, Flutronix | Composer | Educator

  • Developing and publicizing projects
  • Concert series and ensemble start-ups
  • Collaborating with other art forms
  • Career development for ensembles, residencies, educational outreach

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

  • Careers 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
Lecolion Washington

Lecolion Washington
Executive Director, Community Center of Boston | Bassoonist

  • Creating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Successful festival-building
  • Music education
  • Diversifying a music career
  • Concert series and ensemble start-ups
  • Collaborating with other art forms and partnering organizations
  • Transitioning from a performance career into management
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