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Welcome to DePaul School of Music's Career Services Office!

Career Services at DePaul School of Music provides information and resources for School of Music students and alumni on various music and arts related career opportunities.

Contact Information
Rachael Smith, Coordinator of Career and Performance Services
School of Music Room 204 • rachael.smith@depaul.edu

Are you new to the School of Music? The First Year Student Career Prep Checklist and Graduate Student Career Prep Checklist  provide tips specifically with our new students in mind. 

Below are the six components that make up Career Services at DePaul School of Music:
  • Jobs Database  Information on local jobs, competitions, music festivals, internships, and more.
  • Gig Connection Student Application* Provides freelance performance opportunities throughout Chicago.
  • Bridge Music Connection  Provides 24-hour online access to thousands of opportunities in music and arts administration.
  • Career WorkshopsCurrent students, prospective students and alumni are invited to attend free workshops featuring presentations and guest speakers on a variety of music career topics. Enjoy raffle prizes, pizza and conversation following the workshop. 
  • Career Documents   Do you need help writing your résumé, cover letter, or bio? Starting to think about employment after graduation? No matter where you are in the process, Rachael is available to help. Set up your one-on-one appointment today!
  • Other ResourcesA comprehensive list of online resources to help prepare for success in music and in life.

    *Available to School of Music alumni.

What Rachael's Reading

Check back here for different music and career-related blog posts and news articles.

What Rachael's Reading Archives


January 27
No One Wants A Pit Musician’s Autograph
Play Through The Pain? Audition Season Means Injury Risk For Young Musicians
How to Improve Music Classes in a New Era of Education
The Handbook of Marketing Strategies for Music Teachers - 88 Free and Low Cost Ways to Book Your Studio Full


January 6
How To Jumpstart Your Career Satisfaction
Why Musicians Should Stop Networking
Music Careers For Your Personality Type

November 18

The Importance of Being a Music Fan
What They Didn’t Teach Me in My Undergraduate Degree

7 Super Common Habits That Productive People Ditch (Because Who Has Time for That?)
How Successful Music Entrepreneurs Communicate Their Purpose and Value


November 11

November 4

The Juilliard Effect: Ten Years Later
CBC 161: Alex Hanna Interview
What Comes First – the Notes or the Music? A Chicken/Egg Problem in the Practice Room.

October 14
 
October 7