Career resources at the Robinson Music Library

Looking for audition opportunities, competition notices, festival information, or job opportunities in your field of study?

The Robinson Music Library has a variety of career resources to assist you.

  • Career Resource Guide – Lists a variety of print resource regarding careers in music held by the Robinson Music Library. The resources cover a variety of topics including auditions, careers in music, job-specific resources, resume preparation and the business of music.
  • All currently enrolled CIM student and faculty members have access to BRIDGE, the online job bulletin of the New England Conservatory. BRIDGE provides access to a variety of career opportunities for the performing musician, including information about festivals, auditions, competitions and job notices. Bonnie Eggers, reference librarian can provide you with the login/password to this resource.
  • Explore the journals & magazines related to your area of study. The library maintains a subscription to a variety of such publications. For example:
    • The International Musician (International Federation of Musicians) provides auditions notices for orchestral openings.
    • The February 2008 issue of Percussive Notes features an article by James A. Strain titled “So you want to teach at the university level? A survey of advertisements for college and university teaching positions.”

The Robinson Music Library actively collects career-related resources. Some recent acquisitions include:

  • Great Jobs for Music Majors by Jan Goldberg (McGraw Hill, 2004). ML 3795.G564g 2005
  • Beyond Talent by Angela Myles Beeching (Oxford, 2005). ML 3795.Be391b
  • Beyond the Baton: what every conductor needs to know by Diane Whittry (Oxford 2007). ML 3795.W787b

Explore these resources during your tenure at CIM. Questions? Please contact Bonnie Eggers.

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