The Center for Music Entrepreneurship has been reorganized and expanded; it now encompasses MSM's former Office of Career Development.
Get general information about the CME >
Get information about the Advanced Practicum in Music Entrepreneurship (New Spring 2012 class) >
The CME now has a range of informational handouts covering a variety of career topics available for current students.
Find out more >
The CME also now offers current students, faculty, and staff access to BRIDGE: Worldwide Music Connection database, providing roughly 3,000 opportunities in music (auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, festivals and beyond). To log on visit http://necmusic.edu/bridge. Username and password information are available at the CME Office.
Setting the Stage Series
Updated schedule of upcoming Setting the Stage events >
FAQs about Setting The Stage and the CME
1) What is the Center for Music Entrepreneurship?
The Center for Music Entrepreneurship is a new, major initiative at MSM that provides resources and training to help MSM students succeed in today's evolving music world. Setting the Stage events are an exciting opportunity to engage with, network with, and learn from leading industry experts and leaders in the music industry.
2) Are Setting the Stage events required?
Bachelor of Music students are required to attend five Setting the Stage events by the time they graduate.
Graduate students in Accompanying, Contemporary Performance, and Orchestral Performance are required to attend five Setting the Stage events by the time they graduate. Setting the Stage attendance will be tracked through ID scans. This is a separate requirement from Concert Attendance. Students may also receive credit towards the Setting the Stage requirement by attending select off-campus professional development events. Additional details about on and off-campus opportunities will soon be online.
Students in other programs are welcome to attend Setting the Stage events, and they are open to MSM alumni as well.
3) How is attendance tracked?
Attendance at Setting the Stage events is tracked through ID scans, similar to Concert Attendance. Please arrive at least five minutes prior to the listed start time, so there is time to scan your ID prior to the beginning of the event. Students who arrive late or leave early will not receive attendance credit.
4) Is this the same requirement as Concert Attendance?
No, this is a separate requirement. Note that the requirement is simply to attend X number of events while you are at MSM; the events do not need to occur in a single semester.
5) I am not available when events are scheduled. What should I do?
Many Setting the Stage events are scheduled during times when the many students are available. However, some events are taking place at other times, so please read the schedule carefully. Also, we are currently adding additional events at other times that should give you more options for attendance. Please continue to check back for more up-to-date information, and check your email for information about new events.
6) I have an idea for a Setting the Stage topic or speaker.
Terrific - these series is here for you. A survey went out to all students at the start of the school year, but we also welcome your input at any time.
Please email your ideas to the Center for Music Entrepreneurship.