Programs

The Center for Career Readiness & Community Impact (CCRCI)

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The CCRCI guides MSM students and alumni as they pursue personally meaningful career paths.

Navigating the evolving landscape of a career in the performing arts requires artists to develop and refine new skills that will expand and enhance both their career opportunities and their impact on society. In recognition of this shifting terrain, Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship and Community Partnerships programs have been renamed and streamlined under one umbrella program called “The Center for Career Readiness and Community Impact” (CCRCI). This relaunched program brings heightened relevance to students’ educational needs and reflects MSM’s goal of graduating culturally responsive artist-citizens.

Under the direction of Rebecca Charnow (Associate Dean for Career Readiness and Community Impact) and Chris Vaughn (Associate Director of Career Readiness and Community Impact), the The Center for Career Readiness and Community Impact (CCRCI) closely reflects student learning outcomes for all related coursework.

The mission of The Center for Career Readiness & Community Impact is:

  • To support our students’ educational and professional growth as they pursue personally meaningful career paths
  • To provide experiential learning opportunities
  • To reflect our goal of graduating culturally responsive artist-citizens

In addition to career-advancing coursework, the program’s highlights include: a series of arts partnerships with local K–12 schools and memory care facilities; MSM performances for visiting school groups; teaching placements for CCRCI participants; a dynamic calendar of Setting the Stage workshops, resources for current students/alumni (including the Hire A Musician referral service, Private Teacher Directory, and Online Opportunities Board), and one-on-one career advising. In addition, the CCRCI continues to oversee the pathway degree program in music education with Teachers College, as well as the newly expanded internship program that offers an array of experiential learning opportunities to enhance students’ education.

MSM’s Community Impact programing is made possible by the generous support of:

  • The Rubin Ladd Foundation
  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
  • The Barker Welfare Foundation
  • An Anonymous Donor
  • The Wonderful Foundation

Meet the CCRCI Team

Center for Career Readiness & Community Impact
Room 113 & 114
917-493-4502
centerforimpact@msmnyc.edu

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