Career Advising & Entrepreneurial Coaching
The CME staff provides professional career coaching in a supportive environment. In individual sessions, students can explore their goals and create action plans for success. Appointments may focus on career plans and projects, on creating and editing promotional materials, and more. Additional mentoring is available through MSM's extensive network of accomplished alumni, faculty, and friends.
In addition to providing opportunities for students to negotiate and procure their own performance work, the office also recommends musicians for services throughout the year. These are often situations where time is of the essence or those that call for special repertoire; they range from small ensembles for high-profile corporate functions to chamber music series for private clubs. Musicians are chosen according to their reputations for performance excellence, reliability, cooperation, and eagerness to work. Students and alumni can download an Ensemble Referral form or a Musician Referral form.
Ensemble Referral form
Musician Referral form
Teacher Referral Service
Every year, the office receives hundreds of requests for private teachers. Those who wish to teach can fill out a form, submit a résumé, and have their names added to the lists mailed out to callers who request them.
Teacher Referral Registration Form
For current students, faculty, and staff, the CME provides access to a range of career handouts plus BRIDGE: Worldwide Music Connection database, providing roughly 3,000 opportunities in music (auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, festivals and beyond).
Details for current students, faculty, and staff
Available to MSM alumni, the JOBank Newsletter lists positions in performance, education, and arts administration each month. Alumni will find it a convenient and valuable resource for job hunting. The JOBank Newsletter is posted regularly for use by Manhattan School of Music Alumni through our Online Alumni Community.
Note: Once you have signed-in to the Online Community, click the "Job Listings" link on the left-hand side of the page.
Register or Sign In for the Online Community
Credential File Service
Letters of recommendation can be kept on file to be copied and mailed out by the office on request. A fee of $10 payable by check to Manhattan School of Music is required to activate a credential file. The subsequent cost of distributing a credential is $4 per address requested.
In collaboration with MSM’s Myers Recording Studio, professional, archival recordings of students’ recitals can be adapted for students’ promotional materials and websites. The studio is fully equipped with a digital multitrack facility and is staffed by veteran industry professionals.