The Musician's Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan

The Musician's Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan

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by Jill Timmons
     
 

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The Musician's Journey escorts musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students along the road toward a successful career, offering a vast array of resources to guide them from envisioning the process to achieving the practical details. Jill Timmons provides key tools throughout the journey, from sources as diverse as the world of

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The Musician's Journey escorts musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students along the road toward a successful career, offering a vast array of resources to guide them from envisioning the process to achieving the practical details. Jill Timmons provides key tools throughout the journey, from sources as diverse as the world of myth to current brain research, which illuminate compelling real-world examples of music entrepreneurs who forged their own paths to success. Included are chapters on careers in higher education; guidance in how to develop a business plan; general tips on grant writing and financial development; a separate section exploring the stories of other successful musicians; and personal narrative taken from the author's work as a professional musician and consultant. The book includes an extensive bibliography of additional resources, and the companion website offers downloadable worksheets and questionnaires to help readers along their way.

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"The title is apt - this book describes a journey in thought, preparation, and destination, and is appropriate for all, not only musicians, who are building a career and a satisfying life. The reader is led from idealistic aspiration through awareness of self and the market to practical outcomes that are entirely possible. Beyond the message and excellent writing, the quotes and bibliography are a diverse and priceless bonus." — Stephen Clapp, Doctor of Music, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Violin, The Juilliard School

"The author has created an interactive resource that defines the nature of artistic craft and establishes a way in which to implement creative desire...Recommended." —Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians

"This engaging read is an excellent resource for undergraduate performing musicians as well as those at any stage of their careers...Highly recommended."—Choice

"Jill Timmons has written a book that is a valuable and imaginative guide to career directions for musicians. Her advice is fine-tuned."—Melinda Bargreen, composer and critic

"This is a bold book that aims to offer an inspirational and practical resource for musicians embarking on their careers, or perhaps re-evaluating and making changes in their professional portfolio. Its tone is emphatically optimistic, and it is suffused with useful information, practical tips, uplifting quotations and stories. It draws on an intriguingly broad set of reference points from ancient philosophies to spiritual texts, contemporary neuroscience to personal experience."—British Journal of Music Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199982004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jill Timmons is known to international audiences and educators as a leading consultant in arts management. Her consulting firm, Artsmentor LLC, has helped countless music organizations and individual artists meet the challenge of today's market place. Timmons has performed as a pianist under the auspices of the NEA, the USIA, and has been heard on NPR, with concert tours throughout the US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain and Chile. Dedicated to American composers, her discography includes recordings on the Centaur, Capstone and Laurel labels.

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