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Beyond Talent : Creating a Successful Career in Music

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This newly expanded 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 new extensive 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195382595
  • 9780195382594
  • 30,001

Review quote

Beyond Talent is a wonderfully helpful book for the professional future of any young musician. Beeching writes clearly and comprehensively. Her book is a must for the library of any professional musician. * Robert Freeman, Dean, College of Fine Arts, the University of Texas at Austin * Beyond Talent is like the ultimate Swiss army knife for the young musician. Packed with savvy insights, sage advice, practical ideas and inspiring examples, this comprehensive guide delivers the tools to navigate a successful path in music no matter where it might lead. * Phillip Ying, Violist, Ying Quartet; Associate Professor, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; former President, Chamber Music America * Starting with her love of music and years of experience in both academia and the real world, Angela Myles Beeching has written a book full of inspiring yet practical lessons for performing musicians - a kind of workbook for a life in music. * Charlotte Schroeder, President, Colbert Artists Management *show more

About Angela Myles Beeching

Angela Myles Beeching is director of the Career Services Center at New England Conservatory of Music, where she is also a member of the faculty. A Fulbright Scholar and Harriet Hale Woolley grant recipient, Ms. Beeching holds a doctorate in cello performance from SUNY Stony Brook. Her articles on music and careers have appeared in Classical Singer, Inside Arts, and Chamber Music magazines. Ms. Beeching has been a guest speaker at conferences for the National Association of Schools of Music, Chamber Music America, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and 00e National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.show more

Table of contents

PRELUDE TO REVISED EDITION; INTRODUCTION; INTERLUDE: THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS; POSTLUDE: CONFESSIONS OF A CAREER COUNSELOR; ENDNOTES; INDEXshow more

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