Offering a Diverse and Expansive Curriculum

Business aspects every professional musician needs to know are integrated into the CIM curriculum and co-curriculum. A wide range of topics are covered including:

  • Finance and tax preparation
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurism and innovation
  • Grant writing
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion on- and off-stage
  • Non-profit and for-profit business concepts
  • Audience development
  • Copyright law and legal issues
  • Performance anxiety
  • Mindfulness

In the 2020-21 academic year, CIM² launched the Lunchtime Conversations series, which are virtual chats held every Friday at 12:30pm. CIM alumni and experts in their respective fields provide in-depth observations, experiences and advice. It’s information every student needs to know to succeed outside the practice room. Previous speakers have included musicians Mike Block, Chris Jenkins and Joseph Conyers, arts career specialist Angela Beeching, and CIM President Paul Hogle. Topics have touched on the gig life, creative careers, how to bring music to the community, diversifying your audience and more. Check back for upcoming Lunchtime Conversations scheduled for spring semester!