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Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

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  • The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the Worldby Susan Mohini Kane

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The vast majority of singers with a degree in performance are un- or under-employed in their field. Despite the fact that talented singers are discovered every day, there are far too few jobs in the field of classical music to accommodate all of them, a problem evidenced by regular reports of opera companies and symphony orchestras closing their doors.... more...

  • Guerrilla Film Scoringby Jeremy Borum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. Featuring insights from 20 professional composers, this handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development,... more...

  • Among the Jasmine Treesby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The first ethnographic study of music-making in modern Syria more...

  • Music, Society, Educationby Christopher Small; Robert Walser

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    A groundbreaking work expanding our view of music beyond the Western classical tradition. more...

  • Becoming an Orchestral Musicianby Richard Davis

    Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Becoming an Orchestral Musician takes you on a journey into the musical profession. It is the first comprehensive guide for professional musicians on how to succeed in joining an orchestra or ensemble, and how to survive as an orchestral musician. Such crucial topics as how to obtain the right tuition, music college versus university, auditioning,... more...

  • The Careers of British Musicians, 1750?1850by Deborah Rohr

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 44.00

    Focuses on the day-to-day lives and careers of musicians in Britain from 1750?1850. more...

  • Music and Tourismby Chris Gibson; John Connell

    Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 54.95

    Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity. more...

  • Teenage Nervous Breakdownby David Walley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society. Well-known, iconoclastic writer/ critic David Walley examines the entire rock culture... more...

  • Access All Areasby Trev Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    From the paperwork to the practical aspects, Access All Areas gives you an excellent insight into the live music and touring industry. Drawing on a vast range of real-world experiences Wilkins provides you with the key technical aspects of gigging and touring in an easily understood manner. Whether you are performing in a church, club or concert hall,... more...

  • The Mobile DJ Handbookby Stacy Zemon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95

    The Mobile DJ Handbook, Second Edition continues to be an excellent guide for novice and experienced DJs looking to build a successful career as the owner-operator of a mobile disc jockey service. Complete with practical tips, expert advice, and creative strategies, this book serves as the perfect guide on how to market and sell your services as well... more...