The following websites are suggested by the CME Staff to assist with students' and alums' career and professional development.

Audition & Job Listings

Career Advice

Employment Statistics for Musicians

International Listings

Legal Advice for Musicians

Music Teacher Resources

Orchestral Musicians


Tax and Accounting Tips for Musicians

Audition & Job Listings

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
US & International job listings from New England Conservatory. Free for current MSM students; details at the CME.  Alumni can subscribe for $55 per year. &
Auditions for musical theater and dramatic opportunities especially in NYC.

Musical Chairs
Instrumental and vocal ensemble openings, courses, competitions, and assorted classical music jobs.
Search job sites, company career pages, and associations for jobs.
Listings for orchestral musicians, music educators, and arts administrators.
Registration required.
Provides assistance to those who make their living in the day to day, not always glamorous but usually fulfilling, music industry

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Church Music jobs

New York Foundation for the Arts
Comprehensive job listings in music, dance, theater, etc. (mostly arts admin)

ProShip Entertainment & Oceanbound Entertainment
Entertainment for the cruising industry and beyond

U.S. Military Music Organizations
Courtesy of

For Singers: Young Artist Programs and audition listings

Career Advice

Artists House Music
Helps musicians and music entrepreneurs create sustainable careers.
 Articles, videos, advice, tips.
Helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education

Guide to Careers in Music
Comprehensive look at more than 150 music-oriented career tracks from performance and teaching to production and therapy

How to Play in Someone Else's Band
Practical and easy-to-read advice from banjo player Danny Barnes: professional behavior, etiquette, rules of thumb, and general advice
Tech-savvy website with up-to-date information and articles on current hot topics in the music business scene
Resource for independent musicians to help make available the information needed to build a sustainable career in the rapidly changing music industry

Music Career Juice
Articles, advice, and tips from Peter Spellman
Insight into being a sideman, Broadway musician, cruise ship musician, army band musician, as well that self-releasing and album and finding jobs

Employment Statistics for Musicians

Facts and Figures Concerning Music and Higher Education in the United States
From the College Music Society; revised January, 2011

Occupational Employment and Wages: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. May, 2010

Occupational Outlook for Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers
2010-11 Edition, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
“During the 2008–18 decade, most new wage-and-salary jobs for musicians will arise in religious organizations.

International Listings

International Musician
Orchestral and other union job openings.
Online access requires AFM union membership, print edition available in most music libraries

Music Council of Australia
Employment e-bulletin that provides a comprehensive weekly guide to Australian employment opportunities, by category

Orchestras Canada Job Board
Furthering, enriching and celebrating the work of Canadian orchestras through programs and services in both official languages

Legal Advice for Musicians

Art-loving attorneys
Courtesy of Self Employment in the Arts

Copyright information and links
From the National Association for Music Ed.

Copyright Made Simple
A basic introduction from the IMSLP

Fair use evaluator
Valuable insights into the U.S. Copyright Code.
Articles and advice
Visit the Contract Package for Bands & Working Musicians

The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law
By James Frankel (Hal Leonard, 2009)
Preview available, purchase from

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Resources, links, and directories to legal services in the U.S., Canada & Australia

Music Teacher Resources

Association Européenne des Conservatoires
European cultural and educational network for the advancement of European Higher Music Education

The Association of Teaching Artists
Information and links

Eric Booth
Mr. Booth describes the work of teaching artists in brief videos on the Weill Music Institute site

College Music Society
Promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.
Members only, & Chronicle of Higher Ed
Resources for college, university, and conservatory music teaching job listings
Marty Fort's comprehensive system. Learn how to run a successful music academy.
"Your music studio manager" Create a website, handle scheduling, accept credit card payments, and more.

Orchestral Musicians

League of American Orchestras
Primarily arts admin jobs
Membership required

Musical Chairs
Jobs and directories for classical musicians
Listings for orchestral musicians, music educators, and arts administrators.
Registration required
An orchestra musician forum

Pros and Cons to a Career in Orchestral Music" & “How to Pursue a Career in Orchestral Music”
By Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombonist with the Boston Symphony


Subscribe to an online newsletter and video segments with marketing tips and guidance by Ariel Hyatt, digital PR guru

DIY Musician Blog
From CDBaby: guidance on promotion, marketing, etc.

Fans, Friends, and Followers
Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age.
Free 35-page preview of the 188-page book by Scott Kirsner (2009)

How to Call Attention to Your Music
Free 70-page ebook by Derek Sivers
“Where the music industry thinks out-loud.” Online marketing, career-building, public relations.
Sign-up required

Why do you need a bio?
 Useful for both beginner and seasoned professionals by Dan Kimpel, recognized music media expert

Tax and Accounting Tips for Musicians

Accounting and tax resources
Articles on basic budgeting and managing taxes efficiently; source; Self Employment in the Arts

Tax Issues for Musicians
Source; (U.S. & Canada) Courtesy of Howland Tax Service


Angela Myles Beeching
CME Director

Casey Molino Dunn
CME Deputy Director

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