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Upcoming Events

  • Northeast Ohio Band Invitational XII

    January 25, 2015, 2:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    CWRU Symphonic Winds
    Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor
    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds
    Melissa Lichtler, conductor

  • 24th Annual Black Heritage Concert

    January 25, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Cleveland School of the Arts Ensembles
      R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir
      William B. Woods, director
      Joanne Poderis, piano
      CSA Chamber Orchestra
      Dianna Richardson, director
      CSA Jazz Orchestra
      Robert Davis, director
    Sanctuary Choir of Antioch Baptist Church
    Angelo Johnson, Jr., conductor

     

  • Orchestra | CIM@HOME

    January 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Celebrating the 75th Birthday of Margaret Brouwer

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Michael Adelson, guest conductor
    Margaret Brouwer, guest composer

Today's economy presents new challenges for budding musicians; society will constantly push for the freshest ability with the greatest ingenuity. It's important to know that you have many resources to help you prepare for life after graduation, and although the hard work is just beginning, your diligence now will surely pay off in the long-run.

"Success as a professional musician requires much more than talent and luck! Whether hoping to augment your income, stand out from a competitive field, add variety to activities, or erect an empire, savvy musicians find ways to thrive under any circumstances."
- Dr. David Cutler, "The Savvy Musician"


Here are a few resources to get you started:

  1. Websites like Indeed (www.indeed.com) or Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com) compile search results from dozens of major online job databases, discipline-specific sites, job partnerships, and some of their own listings, making them more effective than typical job boards. They also offer additional tools like salary charts, job market demographics and local jobs searches limited by zip code or city names (looking for local, part-time work?).
  2. LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) is a social-networking site designed specifically for professional networking. "Just for fun" applications are not available; rather, you can utilize it as you would an online résumé. Connections listed on LinkedIn can help you locate job leads or serve as references for you (versus 'casual acquaintances' on other sites). You can also search for jobs through LinkedIn.

Musician-specific resources:

  1. BRIDGE Worldwide Music Connection (*note: Individual memberships are $55/year. CIM pays for an institutional account that current students may use. Please contact Dean Gilson for the username and password.)
  2. The Savvy Musician (specifically Jobs link or Organizations link)
  3. TakeLessons.com

Looking for part-time work?

  1. SnagAJob.com
  2. CollegeHelpers.com
  3. Cleveland.com - for local jobs (scroll to the bottom, search: "career channels", "skill", "part-time jobs")
  4. CIM Work Study positions: inquire at the Financial Aid office
  5. universitycircle.org - for a list of businesses that may hire local students

Twitter

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