Music as Calling, Career, and Liberal Art

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Music as Calling & Career
Spring 2024
Taught By: Samuel Sellers
Section: A

CRN: 10663

Credits: 4

What kinds of careers in music are possible for students who pursue music studies in the liberal arts context, and what skills and strategies do these careers involve? This course considers music as a calling and career through a variety of approaches to working with music—including but not limited to composing, performing, recording, managing, promoting, researching, teaching, and/or writing about music. The course surveys the hard skills and assets that support the practical sides of this pursuit, from social media presence to crowdfunding to contracts, as well as the soft skills that support a vision and commitment to a lifelong engagement with music, including the ethics of entrepreneurship. Students will engage in individual and collaborative projects to define and develop their musical goals and career paths, working on practical tools such as a résumé, demo, portfolio, grant proposal, or grad school application, as well as the broader benefits of building creative and learning communities for sharing resources, connections, and support in the varied world of music careers.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:00am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 002
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024