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Greetings from the

Institute for Music Leadership


Dear Eastman faculty, staff and students,

Snowy weather has arrived. That Christmas spirit is all around again. Make sure you stay warm and healthy so you can contribute to the campus atmosphere. And remember, the IML is always here to assist you, whether it is advising on how to write your résumé, or preparing for an interview. Visit our site and check out all the services we provide! 

In this month’s issue

·         News and Announcements

·         Jobs and Internships

·         Career Tips

·         IML Spotlight

·         Upcoming IML Events

· Updates


Best regards,

The Staff of the Institute for Music Leadership.

News and Announcements


New Venture Challenge makes New York Times List

“Do you have an idea that you would love to turn into reality, but need seed funding? The Eastman New Venture Challenge can help you succeed with an idea, no matter how large or small! And, the CMI staff is happy to discuss ideas and help you develop your project throughout all phases of the contest. Share your ideas with us and we will help make your proposal the best it can be!”

More info on the New Venture Challenge here…

Streamline your application process with Interfolio

Are you applying for a job, graduate school, or a scholarship and need to manage and store your application materials?

Interfolio.png• Flexibility

• Quick turnaround

• Safe, secure, and reliable

• Affordability

·         For current undergraduate students, there is no fee to set up or maintain an account while you are enrolled at Eastman and for 1 year past your date of graduation.

·         For current graduate students, there is no fee to set up or maintain an account with Interfolio for 3 years from the day you open an account, provided you enroll before you graduate.

If you have any questions about Interfolio, please contact the Office of Careers and Professional Development at or visit the Careers Interfolio webpage.

Jobs and Internships

Associate Principal Trumpet/Utility Trumpet

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta, GA

Concertmaster Violin

Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais,  Brazil

Check out the Jobs and Internships page for more postings added every week.

Career Tips

Punctuality affects your everyday life, and usually has a bigger impact then you might think. Check the online resources below to see why punctuality is so important and how it can be achieved.


Online resources:

Stepcase Lifehack

Punctuality Counts by Dustin M. Wax


wikiHow, The How-to Manual That You Can Edit

How to Be Punctual by Rubenstein et al.




Polyphonic Videos on YouTube

Check out the Interview with Bruce Ridge, Chair of ICSOM (International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians), discussing Contemporary Orchestra Issues; now available on and YouTube.


Most recent articles on

Treasuring for Dummies by Robert Levine




IML November Spotlight:
Peter and Kristin Jutras




Eastman alums, Peter and Kristin Jutras maintain active music careers in Athens, Georgia as chamber musicians, teachers and leaders in the field. The following interview showcases their successful and diverse professional work while communicating the importance of leadership skills for today’s artists.”




Read more…


calendar icon Upcoming IML Events

Monday, January 25th

On-site Recruitment:
Chautauqua School of Music/Music Festival Auditions

2:00pm, Ciminelli Formal Lounge


Thursday, January 28th

On-site Recruitment:
Aspen Music Festival Auditions

4:00pm, Ciminelli Formal Lounge


See the IML Events Calendar for more events



Helpful Sites in the IML


Résumé writing help

Gig service

On site auditions

Employment Opps

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