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John's Recommended Entrepreneurship Reading List

Akos, Katherine, Marshall Burlingame, and Jack Wellbaum. Facing the Maestro: A Musician's Guide to Orchestral Audition Repertoire. Washington, D.C.: American Symphony Orchestra League, 1983.


Baskerville, David. Music Business Handbook & Career Guide. Los Angeles: Sherwood, 2001. 7th ed.


Beeching, Angela Myles. Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Bettger, Frank. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. New York: Fireside, 1986.


Black, Sharon. The Gigs Handbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Professionally. Evanston, Ill.: Benny Publishing, Quality Books, Inc., 2000.


Boytim, Joan Frey. The Private Voice Studio Handbook: A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching.  Milwaukee, Wis.: Hal Leonard Corp., 2003.


Coxson, Mona. Some Straight Talk about the Music Business. 2nd ed. Toronto: Norris-Whitney Communications, CM Books, 1988. 


Crouch, Tanja. 100 Careers in the Music Business. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 2001.


Curtis, Robert E. Your Future in Music. New York: Richards Rosen Press Incorporated, 1962.


Dunkel, Stuart Edward. The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies. Juilliard Performance Guides, no. 3. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1989.


Faulkner, Robert.  Hollywood Studio Musicians.  New York: University Press of America, 1985.


Field, Shelly. Career Opportunities in the Music Industry. New York: Facts on File, 1990.


Galper, Hal. The Touring Musician.  New York: Billboard Books, 2000.


Gerardi, Robert. Opportunities in Music Careers. VGM Opportunities Series. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Publishing Group, VGM Career Horizons, 1997. 


Gibson, James. Getting Noticed: A Musician's Guide to Publicity and Self-Promotion. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1990.


Gigante, Beth. A Business Guide for the Music Teacher. San Diego: Neil A. Kjos Music, 1987.


Goldberg, Jan.  Great Jobs for Music Majors.  Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1998.


Halloran, Mark.  The Musician’s Business and Legal Guide. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1991.


Hamann, Donald. On Staff: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Career in a University Music Department. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.



Highstein, Ellen.  Making Music in Looking Glass Land:  A Guide to Survival and Business Skills for the Classical Performer. New York: Concert Artists Guild Publications, 1991.


Jackson, Acy L. “How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae.” Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Publishing Group, VGM Career Horizons, 1993. On-line.


Levine, Mike.  How to Be a Working Musician. New York, New York: Billboard Books, 1997.


Loft, Abram.  How to Succeed in an ENSEMBLE. Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 2003.


Mitchell, Billy.  The Gigging Musician. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2001.


Newsam, David.  Making Money Teaching Music. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writers Digest, 1995.


Rapaport, Diane.  A Music Business Primer. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003.


Sharp, Erica. How to Get an Orchestra Job — and Keep It: A Practical Guide Book. Encinitas, Calif.: Encinitas Press, 1985. 


Ricker, Ramon. Lessons from a Street-wise Professor: What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools. Fairport, N.Y.: Soundown Inc., 2011.


Riley, Peter Jason. New Tax Guide for Writers, Artists, Performers and Other Creative People. Newburyport, Mass.: Focus Publishing, 2012.


Stelzer, Richard J. How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School. Princeton, N.J.: Peterson's Guides, 1989.   


Uscher, Nancy. Your Own Way in Music. New York: St. Martin's, 1990.


Wittry, Diane. Beyond the Baton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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