Nikolas Schriefer (MM ’13) has launched a digital booking platform Stagelink that re-imagines how fans, venues, and bands connect.
Bassist Linda Oh (MM '08) is an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Award winner whose 2009 debut trio recording was named one of the top ten albums of the year. Linda also teaches in MSM's Precollege Division and conducts jazz videoconference master classes.
Kento Watanabe (MM ’13) is writing a chamber opera featuring origami-like collapsible staging that expands the performance options and reach for the work.
Michael Dabroski (BM ’90) is making music with a social mission as co-artistic director and violinist with the Burlington Ensemble in Vermont: a "for profit" organization collaborating with local non-profits using a new business model.
Natalie Cressman (BM ’13) to launch the release of her second album, honed her publicity plan, re-branded her music, and successfully booked a two-week west coast tour with her band.
Entrepreneurs David Handler (BM ’04) and Justin Kantor (BM ’02) met in between orchestra rehearsals and went on to found NYC’s hottest new music venue, (le) poisson rouge.
CME director Angela Myles Beeching and deputy director Casey Molino Dunn lead the CME with a team of graduate fellows who advise, program, promote, and enhance the Center.
Ivan Rosenberg (BM ’13) co-founded Candid Music Group, a “one stop shop” for independent musicians offering recording, videography, web design services and more.

Center for Music Entrepreneurship

Focused on turning ideas into action, the CME helps musicians develop the skills needed to create opportunities and successful, sustainable careers. The CME provides MSM students and alumni "next step" mentoring and inspiration toward innovative career paths, income streams, and business models that are transforming the profession.


Setting the Stage

Inspiring entrepreneurial speakers share their expertise and advice in this series of hands-on interactive workshops.

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.


Flexible internship opportunities are available for elective credits with leading NYC-area cultural institutions and businesses.


Graduate and under-graduate level courses provide the tools to help students pursue careers and fulfill their artistic goals.


Angela Myles Beeching, CME Director
Casey Molino Dunn, CME Deputy Director
Rosa Li, CME Coordinator

917 493 4502
Room 121, next to the main entrance
Meet the CME Staff



Upcoming Setting the Stage Events

April 18 | Mon | 2 – 3:30 pm
Room 512
Bringing the Arts to Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease
presented by MSM's Outreach Department

April 26 | Tues | 4:30 –7 pm
Room 609
New Opera / Young Singers: Getting it Right in the Professional World
presented with MSM's Contemporary Opera Ensemble