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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.

2020/2021 Workshops:

The Graduate's Guide to Financial Success

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.

Video Recording

Musical Theatre Careers Alumni Roundtable

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.

Video Recording - Passcode: sj1Et0.9

Cover Letter Workshop

Presented by The School of Music Career Services Office

Join a virtual workshop on Cover Letter best practices!

Video Recording - Passcode: Q=6y07j2

Military Band Career Alumni Roundtable

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 in military service bands.

Video Recording - Passcode: %!4RtL#0

Protecting Yourself as a Gigging Musician

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)

Video Recording - Passcode: 1$QlEr=Q

Performance Résumé Workshop

Presented by The School of Music Career Services Office

Join our virtual workshop to discuss document formatting, required content, and other best practices.

Video Recording - Passcode: dg#^KUy9

Tax Workshop for Musicians

Jerry Catalano, The Music CPA

Join another virtual workshop collaboration with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts! 

Video Recording - Password: Gz#Z2?B2

Contract Check-up for Musicians

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 - Passcode: h&hHePU4

 

Copyright Protection for Musicians

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. 

10.28.20

Workshop Video Recording - Password: m+6b3FMH 

 

Yoga For Musicians

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

Workshop Video Recording - Password: 3G%3n=SI

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​2019/2020 Workshops:

Don't Audition: Shifting Your Mindset

Josh Jones, Orchestral Musician (BM '14)

​​A virtual presentation and Q&A on how to shift your audition mindset.

5.15.20 - Drummojo.com​​

Workshop Video Recording - Password: 5e$PX4k7 

Musicians on Social Media: Social Media Management for Artists​

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

Workshop Video Recording - Password: 6A*1Zix7

Teaching Music, Enriching Lives & Staying Sane: How to Run a Private Music S​tudio​

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

Workshop Video Recording - Password: O6?2b7Cp

Tax Workshop

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

Resume Workshop

Mary Arendt, Career Services

A presentation on resume content, formatting and best practices for students. 

Presentation PDF: Resume Presentation 11.1.19.pdf

Teaching Artist Presentation

Mary Arendt, Career Services; Kari Lindquist, Community Music Division; Madelyn Tan-Cohen, Ravinia

 
A presentation about teaching artistry organizations in Chicago, with specific attention to Ravinia Festival's Reach*Teach*Play program. 

2018/2019 Worksh​ops:

Teaching Artist Panel Discussion

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.

Military Band Presentation

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.

Let's Talk Taxes!

Mary Arendt, Career Services

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

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