Title

Music Tutors

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #4: Quality Education

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

Abstract

In 2018, over 3.5% of the workforce in the music industry had an age of 28 years old. According to the Daily Herald, “master's degree recipients were, on average, 28.7 years old...Those obtaining doctorate degrees are around 30.8 years old” for the graduating class of 2018. This means that a large portion of people going into music are between ages 28 and 30, just starting to look for jobs. We’ve developed a curriculum that addresses the main concerns of newly graduated students and helps them to understand possible career paths available to them. The curriculum covers questions surrounding topics such as:

  • How to find job opportunities

  • How to sell yourself as a private teacher

  • Necessary experience

  • Lesser known skills/jobs

  • What is normal for a professional musician

  • What you can realistically achieve

We interviewed Linc Smelser to get his personal opinion on the subject. When asked if he received any guidance of how to look for a job or which jobs to pursue after college, he immediately responded that he had been offered any advice on the matter. He currently has his own private studio, conducts four orchestras, is a soloist himself, and plays for multiple orchestras and symphonies. He has been in the music industry for about thirty years but still needs to have this many occupations to support himself. Most graduates do not understand that they might have to have multiple jobs. Our curriculum can facilitate learning about job opportunities and will be extremely beneficial to students. We’ve created our product to be directed towards being used in schools and universities or be available for purchasing to music professionals already out of college.

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Apr 29th, 10:45 AM Apr 29th, 11:00 AM

Music Tutors

In 2018, over 3.5% of the workforce in the music industry had an age of 28 years old. According to the Daily Herald, “master's degree recipients were, on average, 28.7 years old...Those obtaining doctorate degrees are around 30.8 years old” for the graduating class of 2018. This means that a large portion of people going into music are between ages 28 and 30, just starting to look for jobs. We’ve developed a curriculum that addresses the main concerns of newly graduated students and helps them to understand possible career paths available to them. The curriculum covers questions surrounding topics such as:

  • How to find job opportunities

  • How to sell yourself as a private teacher

  • Necessary experience

  • Lesser known skills/jobs

  • What is normal for a professional musician

  • What you can realistically achieve

We interviewed Linc Smelser to get his personal opinion on the subject. When asked if he received any guidance of how to look for a job or which jobs to pursue after college, he immediately responded that he had been offered any advice on the matter. He currently has his own private studio, conducts four orchestras, is a soloist himself, and plays for multiple orchestras and symphonies. He has been in the music industry for about thirty years but still needs to have this many occupations to support himself. Most graduates do not understand that they might have to have multiple jobs. Our curriculum can facilitate learning about job opportunities and will be extremely beneficial to students. We’ve created our product to be directed towards being used in schools and universities or be available for purchasing to music professionals already out of college.