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 CME 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.
To be considered for these opportunities, students and alumni register by completing the online Musician Referral form.
Musicians are chosen according to their reputations for performance excellence, reliability, cooperation, and eagerness to work.
If you are looking to hire an MSM musician, please visit our HIRE A MUSICIAN page.
Teacher Referral Service
Every year, the office receives hundreds of requests for private teachers.
To be considered for these teaching opportunities, experienced students and alumni can register by completing the online Teacher Referral Form and must also submit a teaching résumé via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Their information is then shared with those requesting listings of private teachers.
NOTE: Students and alumni must teach these private lessons off-campus, as they are not affiliated with the school's academic or performance offerings.
If you are looking to hire an MSM musician for private teaching, please visit our HIRE A MUSICIAN page.
Online Resources for Music Entrepreneurship and Career Development
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). LINK >> details for current students, faculty, and staff.
JOBank Newsletter (new setup coming soon)
We are currently transitioning to a new setup to better share musical opportunities/job listings with alumni. This will replace the previous monthly JOBank Newsletter, previously posted through MSM's Online Alumni Community. The new setup will allow for more regular updates to be shared, especially openings in performance, education, and arts administration.
Credential File Service
Letters of recommendation can be kept on file to be copied and mailed out by the office on request. Please contact the CME if you need to access a file that was previously setup or you are interested in starting a new credential file. 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.