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  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Modernist II

    Shuai Wang, piano
    Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
    Benjamin Chen, clarinet, guest artist
    Yun-Ting Lee, violin, guest artist
    Eric Wong, viola
    Daniel Pereira
    , cello
    Thomas Sherwood, percussion, guest artist

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

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 ( or Simply Hired ( 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 ( 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)

Looking for part-time work?

  3. - 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. - for a list of businesses that may hire local students


Are you on Twitter? Follow some of these folks for general career advice: