Building a Successful Professional Practice

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

Course Description
The intensive seminars are given by Marijn Korff de Gidts and guest teachers. Renowned musicians, festival leaders, concert programmers, financial advisors and social media specialists will provide their views on musical life and cast judgement on your proposals. These experts offer a wealth of artistic insight and management experience and an opportunity for critical discussion and feedback.
The guest teachers this year include Alban Wesly (Calefax Reed Quintet), Lestari Scholtes (Grachtenfestival), Cécile Gouder de Beauregard (Tivoli Vredenburg), Michelle Alblas & Lisa Luka (Codarts), Camiel Jansen (Composer, CvA Entrepreneurship) and Jan-Luc van Eendenburg (Bookkeeper & Tax advisor). Please note that this list may be subject to change.

Course details

teachers Marijn Korff de Gidts, guest instructors
term September-December 2023
readings provided by (guest) teacher(s)
assessment active participation in weekly seminars; weekly assignments; final assignment

credits 5
related electivesInstrumentation and Classical Arranging
  Creative Performance Lab
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