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Performing Arts Entrepreneurship & Leadership Resources

Suggested resources related to performing arts entrepreneurship and leadership in U-M Libraries, at the University,

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Selected Print Resources

Barton-Farcas, Stephanie.
Acting & auditioning for the 21st century: tips, trends, and techniques for film, stage, digital and new media.
PN 2071 .A92 B37 2019 (AAEL & Shapiro)

Baskerville, David, and Tim Baskerville.
Music business handbook and career guide.
ML 3795 .B33 2017 (Music & Shapiro)

Beeching, Angela Myles.
Beyond talent: creating a successful career in music.
ML 3795 .B42 2010 (Music)

Borg, Bobby.
Music marketing for the DIY musician: creating and executing a plan of attack on a low budget.
ML 3790 .B679 2014 (Shapiro)

Borum, Jeremy.
Guerrilla film scoring: practical advice from Hollywood composers.
ML 3795 .B73 2015 (Music)

Brody, Jane.
The actor's business plan: a career guide for the acting life.
PN 2055 .B77 2015 (Shapiro)

Cabaniss, Mark.
Music business essentials: a guide for aspiring professionals.
ML 3790 .C17 2018 (Music & Shapiro)

Carr, Cheryl Slay.
Music business careers: career duality in the creative industries.
ML 3795 .C32 2019 (Music & Shapiro)

Cutler, David.
The savvy musician: building a career, earning a living & making a difference.
ML 3790 .C88 2010 (Music)

Feist, Jonathan.
Music industry forms: the 75 most important documents for the modern musician.
ML 3790 .F433 2014 (Music & Shapiro)

Feist, Jonathan.
Project management for musicians: recordings, concerts, tours, studios, and more.
ML 3790 .F43 2013 (Music)

Flom, Jonathan.
Act like it's your business: branding and marketing strategies for actors.
PN 2055 .F58 2013 (AAEL)

Haas, Tiffany, and Jenna Glatzer.
Waiting in the wings: how to launch your performing career on Broadway and beyond.
PN 2074 .H27 2019 (Music & Shapiro)

Herstand, Ari.
How to make it in the new music business: practical tips on building a loyal following and making a living as a musician.
ML 3795 .H5 2017 (Music & Shapiro)

Horosko, Marian, and Judith F. Kupersmith.
The dancer's survival manual: everything you need to know from the first class to career change.
GV 1597 .H68 2009 (Shapiro)

Jackson, Brian M.
The music producer's survival guide: chaos, creativity, and career in independent and electronic music.
ML 3790 .J25 2018 (Music)

Kane, Susan Mohini.
The 21st-century singer: making the leap from the university into the world.
ML 3795 .K18 2015 (Music & Shapiro)

Kronenberg, Jennifer Carlynn.
So, you want to be a ballet dancer?
GV 1788 .K76 2011 (Music)

Ladd, David.
Footlight dreams: following your passion for a career in musical theatre a guide for performers, parents and teachers.
ML 3795 .L145 2012 (Music & Shapiro)

Phillips, Scott L.
Beyond sound: the college and career guide in music technology.
ML 3795 .P426 2013 (Music)

Timmons, Jill.
The musician's journey: crafting your career vision and plan.
ML 3795 .T54 2013 (Music)

Selected Online Resources

U-M Library: Careers Databases

U-M Career Center - Works to support student transition beyond the University of Michigan through numerous resources and services.

School of Education Career Services - Student-centered team committed to providing a comprehensive and tailored suite of services and resources that empower students and alumni to leverage skills and training in order to achieve and maintain lifelong career success.

U-M Human Resources

U-M Careers: Job Postings

U-M Jobs: Career Navigator - A general guide to assist in your personal career planning, this site will show you how your current position relates to other market titles in the Career Family Classification System.

New England Conservatory: Bridge - Subscription resource that lists thousands of jobs and opportunities every year from around the world: orchestra jobs, teaching positions, festivals, competitions, arts administration roles, and arts grants.

Art Jobs -  The only international job listing and largest "Open Calls" site for the arts and creative industries.

ArtsJournal: Classifieds - Job listings included as part of an online digest of arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. 

Culture Source: Job Opportunities - Job listings section of the website of a member association for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan that seeks to advance the work of organizations that cultivate creative and cultural expression in the region.

Art Deadlines List - Site listing public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. A subscription to the premium list guarantees first viewing and access to all announcements.

New York Foundation for the Arts: Learning - Professional development opportunities offerings by an organization that works to empower artists by providing them with complete and accurate information about awards, services and publications for individual artists and art professionals that will facilitate their artistic work.

Creative Many: Job Opportunities - Job listings section of the website of a statewide organization that develops creative people, creative places and the creative economy in Michigan through research, advocacy, professional practice and communications.