School of Music > Resources > Career Services > Career Workshops
The Career Services Workshop Series creates opportunities for School of Music students and alumni to gather insights from industry professionals on a variety of relevant topics for young artists. For information on upcoming workshops, visit the
music.depaul.edu homepage or the Concerts & Events Calendar.
*Denotes a roundtable event.
Anna Piotrowski (MM '16), Violinist
Tune in to our first Career Services Workshop Series 'Industry Interview' on freelance gigging! This interview features DePaul SOM alumna, Anna Piotrowski (MM '16). Anna shares her experience as a freelancer in the Chicagoland area, as well as best practices for self-promotion, gig contracting, and equipment recommendations.
Presented by The School of Music Career Services Office
Join a virtual workshop on Cover Letter best practices!
Jerry Catalano, The Music CPA
Join another virtual Tax workshop collaboration with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts!
Join our virtual workshop to discuss document formatting, required content, and other best practices for Performance and Administrative résumés.
Marta Honer (BM '12) and Ro Rowan, LA-based freelancers
Join our workshop on home recording studio basics, featuring DePaul SOM alumna, Marta Honer (BM '12) and special guest, Ro Rowan. Topics covered in this workshop include recording best practices, equipment recommendations and industry insight.
Rhapsody Snyder (BA '09), Executive Director - Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Join our workshop on grant writing for musicians, featuring DePaul SOM alumna, Rhapsody Snyder (BA '09). Topics covered in this workshop include researching funding sources, drafting proposals and determining budgets.
Marta Honer (BM '12), Violist/Violinist
Join our virtual workshop for an introduction to work as a session musician, featuring DePaul SOM alumna, Marta Honer (BM '12). Topics covered in this workshop include how to find work, expectations of the industry, and how to claim royalties and wages.
Natalie Daniels, Associate Director - Financial Fitness
Join a virtual workshop in collaboration with the DePaul Financial Fitness office! Topics covered in this workshop include budgeting, loan repayment, and savings best practices.
Presented by The School of Music Career Services Office & the DePaul Music Alumni Office
Join a virtual roundtable with DePaul Music Alumni as they share their experiences as Musical Theatre Orchestra musicians.
Join a virtual roundtable with DePaul Music Alumni as they share their experiences in military service bands.
Peter Strand, Mandell Menkes LLC
Join another virtual workshop collaboration with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts!
Contract Check-up PDF
Contract Templates (pages 19-22)
Join our virtual workshop to discuss document formatting, required content, and other best practices.
Jerry Catalano, The Music CPA
Linda Mensch, Counsel at Mandell Menkes LLC
Join another virtual workshop collaboration with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts! Tune in to a presentation on contracts for musicians and industry professionals.
11.10.20: LCA LawSmarts Contract Check-up for Musicians PDF
Workshop Video Recording
Jeffrey Becker, Chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group
Tune in for a virtual workshop collaboration with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts! Join Jeffrey Becker's presentation on copyright protection for musicians and industry professionals.
Kiyoe Matsuura, String Player & Yoga Instructor (MM '16)
A virtual workshop offering yoga tools to accompany the typical musician’s routine of practice, rehearsals, and concerts, in order to reduce bodily pain, tension and stress. Be prepared to move your body, wear comfortable clothes, and have an open floor space for movement.
7.17.20 - Yoga Resource Google Doc
Josh Jones, Orchestral Musician (BM '14)
A virtual presentation and Q&A on how to shift your audition mindset.
5.15.20 - Drummojo.com
Leah Johns, Social Media Manager (BM '14)
Learn social media management best practices for artists in this virtual presentation and Q&A.
Resource PDF: 4.24.20 Social Media for Musicians.pdf
Suzanne Hannau, Teaching Artist (MM '13, BM '11)
A virtual presentation and Q&A on running your own private teaching studio.
Presentation PDF: Studio Teaching Lecture Notes.pdf
Steve Lee, CPA
A presentation on tax filing procedures for student musicians and freelancers.
Presentation PDF: Tax Presentation - Steven Lee, CPA 1.15.20.pdf
Mary Arendt, Career Services
A presentation on resume content, formatting and best practices for students.
Presentation PDF: Resume Presentation 11.1.19.pdf
Mary Arendt, Career Services; Kari Lindquist, Community Music Division; Madelyn Tan-Cohen, Ravinia
Linden Crist, Chicago Opera Theater; John Sutton, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Brenda Fineberg, Foundations of Music
A discussion about the thriving Chicago teaching artist industry scene, as well as personal insights from local teaching artists in varying programs.
The Midwest Winds of the Air Force Band of Mid-America
A performance and discussion about life as a military band member and traveling musician.
An information session on critical updates from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as best practices when filing taxes as a musician and student.
Presentation PDF: Tax Presentation 2019.pdf