The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan
The Musician's Journey escorts musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students along the road toward a successful career, offering a vast array of resources to guide them from envisioning the process to achieving the practical details. Jill Timmons provides key tools throughout the journey, from sources as diverse as the world of myth to current brain research, which illuminate compelling real-world examples of music entrepreneurs who forged their own paths to success. Included are chapters on careers in higher education; guidance in how to develop a business plan; general tips on grant writing and financial development; a separate section exploring the stories of other successful musicians; and personal narrative taken from the author's work as a professional musician and consultant. The book includes an extensive bibliography of additional resources, and the companion website offers downloadable worksheets and questionnaires to help readers along their way.
Oxford University Press
Music Performance | Music Practice
Music -- Vocational guidance; Music trade -- Vocational guidance
"The title is apt - this book describes a journey in thought, preparation, and destination, and is appropriate for all, not only musicians, who are building a career and a satisfying life. The reader is led from idealistic aspiration through awareness of self and the market to practical outcomes that are entirely possible. Beyond the message and excellent writing, the quotes and bibliography are a diverse and priceless bonus." - Stephen Clapp, Doctor of Music, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Violin, The Juilliard School
Timmons, Jill, "The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan" (2013). Linfield Authors Book Gallery. 41.