Prepare Your materials

In the world of employment, some first impressions will be based not on your performing ability but on professional documents such as your résumé, curriculum vitae, and cover letter. How do you represent yourself best on paper? What makes you unique? The Office of Careers and Professional Development offers several guides which address the special needs of musicians. In addition to these sample materials, we also carry music employment or entrepreneurship publications and offer individual counseling to help you rise to the next level.

Résumé/CV and Cover Letter Handbooks
Résumé Builder
Tips for Writing a Teaching Philosophy
Tips for Writing a Personal Statement

Writing a Bio
Interview and Audition Tips and Questions
Getting Started - Checklists
Reference Library

Résumé/CV and Cover Letter Handbooks

pdf The Cover Letter Handbook
pdf The Music Performance Résumé Handbook
pdf The Pre K-12 Music Teacher's Résumé Handbook
pdf The Arts Administration Résumé Handbook
pdf The CV/Securing an Academic Job in Music

Interfolio.com

Résumé Builder

pdf Résumé Builder

Tips for Writing a Teaching Philosophy

How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Statement Goals and Samples

Tips for Writing a Personal Statement

Graduate Applications: The Musician's Personal Statement Tip Sheet

Purdue Online Writing Lab

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Writing a Bio

Musical America Blogs

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Interview and Audition Tips and Questions

Auditions
pdf Competitions: An In-Depth Look

K-12
Interview Practice Questions
pdf Interview Strategies that Work: How to Get the Job You Want

Higher Education
pdf Guide to Answering Academic Job Interview Questions
pdf Higher Ed Interview Questions (Performance & Teaching)

Arts Administration
pdf
Arts Administration Interview Questions

Conducting and Composition Graduate School Interview Questions
pdf Conducting and Composition Grad School Questions

Practice Your Interview


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Getting Started

pdf Careers Checklist for Freshmen
pdf Careers Checklist for Grad Students

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Reference Library

The Office of Careers and Professional Development maintains a significant library of reference books (see the annotated listing of what we have to offer) covering topics from performance anxiety to foundation grants. In addition, our website is an invaluable resource center, featuring links to a wide variety of internet sites pertaining to all aspects of the music industry.

Browse the books available by topic:

pdf Auditions
pdf Career Planning
pdf Financial Planning
pdf Health & Performance Anxiety
pdf Higher Education
pdf Job Hunting
pdf Job Hunting in the Music Industry
pdf Music Entrepreneurship
pdf Preparing for an Interview
pdf Student Guides
pdf Writing a Resume

Stop in the Office today to check out any of these books!

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