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Career Workshops

Career Workshops create opportunities for School of Music students and alumni to gather insight from music professionals on a variety of relevant topics. For information on upcoming workshops, visit the Concerts & Events Calendar.

2019/2020 Workshop Topics:

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.
Presentation PDF: Teaching Artistry Presentation 10.23.19.pdf

2018/2019 Workshops:

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