Building a Successful Professional Practice

Learning Objective 
This course teaches musicians how to develop a professional career. Topics include networking, programming, finances, grants, agents and managers, audiences, educational projects, branding, marketing, communication, time management and personal leadership.

Course Description
Intensive seminars given by Aart-Jan van de Pol and guest teachers. Renowned musicians, festival leaders, concert and label managers, music educators, and media specialists will give their views on musical life and assess your proposals. These experts offer not only a wealth of artistic insight and management experience, but also an opportunity for critical discussion and feedback.
Guest teachers in previous years included Alban Wesly (Calefax Reed Quintet), Lestari Scholtes (Grachtenfestival), Jared Sacks (Channel Classics), Lucine Schippers (TivoliVredenburg), Ruud Hoevenaar (Fontys Rockacademie) and Tim Moen (Content Manager at Radio 4). Please note that this list may be subject to change.

Course details

teachers Marijn Korff de Gidts, guest teachers
term September-December 2024
readings provided by (guest) teacher(s)
assessment active participation in weekly seminars; weekly assignments; final assignment

credits 5
related electivesAs Waters Rise: Musical Storytelling
  Creative Performance Lab
  Music for an Inclusive Society