Based on my varied experiences as a performer, teaching artist, and non-profit organizer, I have helped artists develop their unique portfolio careers for over a decade. Since 2020, I have focused on the creation and administration of the Music Entrepreneurship Certificate program for University of Wyoming while maintaining a small private clientele.

University of Wyoming

The modern arts scene offers unprecedented potential for musicians to thrive as entrepreneurs. I serve as director of the Music Entrepreneurship program at UW, which provides a basic understanding of music marketing principles and practical hands-on experience to help students identify new performance and business opportunities and take action. Anyone with a passion for creating something new, making an impact on society, or solving problems will benefit from the content and professional connections offered by the Music Entrepreneurship Certificate. Students pursuing a more traditional career path will benefit from an expansion of their creative possibilities. This curriculum is tailored to help students create a unique path in music and connect with others who will support their vision. Visit the music department website for curriculum details. 

Career Coaching for Musicians

My clients are creative, innovative musicians in various stages of their portfolio careers. They are highly motivated to continually grow and develop new skills, as well as strengthening what they’re already doing. That’s where I come in: I offer individual and team coaching programs on a wide variety of topics to help you solidify your unique identity as an artist and accomplish your goals (or simply discover what they are!). As a coach, I share my positive outlook and experience  as a musician, manager, educator, and community organizer to help you tap into your unique talents and empower you to achieve your success.  Rather than selling you expensive consulting packages, I work on an hourly basis, customizing your experience to tackle the topics you want to cover. Think of it as private lessons...for your life. If you thought career coaching was financially out of reach, think again!  Contact me to set up a free initial coaching on Zoom (30 minutes) and get started on your personalized program today.

Topics covered in individual coaching sessions:

·         Finding passion and purpose: who are you going to be?

·         Introduction to financial planning: how to get yourself ready to quit your day job

·         Creating your personal brand

·         Fight your fear: overcoming performance anxiety, shyness, and hushing your inner critic

·         Painless networking  strategies

·         Time management strategies

In addition to any of the above topics, I also offer specialized team coaching for chamber ensembles:

·         Getting started: promoting your group and booking tours

·         LLC, 501c3, or...?: Developing your business model

·         Building a healthy team dynamic

Exploring an academic career path? My coaching and editing services include:

·         Developing a winning  job application

·         Practicing your killer interview skills 

Auditing/editing services: I can review your materials and make corrections/suggestions to

·         Websites

·         Press kits

·         Bios

·         Cover letters

·         Email correspondences

·         C.V./resumes

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