Music Career Advising: A Guide for Students, Parents, and Teachers

Music Career Advising: A Guide for Students, Parents, and Teachers

by Eric Branscome, Dr Eric Branscome

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Overview

As students begin finalizing college and career decisions, they are faced with tough choices that impact the next 2 to 42 years of their lives. While career decisions can be challenging for anyone, they seem more difficult for students who are considering careers in music. Although there are many viable music career options, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the types of jobs available, and the skills and other traits that help student musicians determine if they will be a good fit in their chosen careers. As a result, music students commonly feel lost regarding music career decisions, turning to parents and teachers who feel just as ill-equipped to provide insight.

Music Career Advising: A Guide for Parents Students and Teachers answers the most common music career questions through research-based career advising strategies, a comprehensive inventory of music careers, bibliography of print and on-line music career resources, and additional information gathered through interviews with leading musicians in the field, and faculty members in some of the most prestigious university music programs in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610488457
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 585,504
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eric Branscome is assistant professor of music and coordinator of music education at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. He is also the author of Essential Listening Activities, Essential Rhythm Activities, Music Board Game Workshop (Alfred Publications), and additional research in elementary and early-childhood music curriculum, music teacher education, and music career advising.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Overview
Introduction
Chapter 1: Congratulations! You’re Normal
Chapter 2: Career Advising and Personal Observations
Chapter 3: All About You
Chapter 4: Music Career Trends
Part 2: Music Degrees and Related Careers
Chapter 5 Bachelor of Music in Performance
Chapter 6 Bachelor of Music in Music Theory
Chapter 7 Bachelor of Music in Composition
Chapter 8 Bachelor of Music in Music History and Literature
Chapter 9 Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music
Chapter 10 Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Chapter 11 Bachelor of Music in Pedagogy
Chapter 12 Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre
Chapter 13 Bachelor of Music in Music Business/Industry
Chapter 14 Bachelor of Music in Electrical Engineering/Recording Technology .
Chapter 15 Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Chapter 16 Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Chapter 17 Music Librarian
Chapter 18 Conducting
Chapter 19 Instrument Repair

Part 3: Concluding Material
Annotated Bibliography

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