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M-SK 0721 - The Business of the Opera Business
This course offers practical approaches to the business aspects of building and sustaining a career in professional opera. Presentations by faculty and guest industry professionals will cover such topics as writing a personal mission statement, building a brand identity, creating business plans, assembling a team of advisors, working with agents and managers, tax advice for singers, financial planning for short- and long-term goals, surviving survival jobs, living in New York City, finding a voice teacher and/or coach, and building a website. The course will also discuss life on the road, including how to be a good colleague, manage company expectations, and get rehired; how to maintain vocal, physical, and emotional health while away from home; and guidance related to working abroad. Facing career transitions, including setting benchmarks for success and exploring other career trajectories within the business, will be discussed.

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Description This course offers practical approaches to the business aspects of building and sustaining a career in professional opera. Presentations by faculty and guest industry professionals will cover such topics as writing a personal mission statement, building a brand identity, creating business plans, assembling a team of advisors, working with agents and managers, tax advice for singers, financial planning for short- and long-term goals, surviving survival jobs, living in New York City, finding a voice teacher and/or coach, and building a website. The course will also discuss life on the road, including how to be a good colleague, manage company expectations, and get rehired; how to maintain vocal, physical, and emotional health while away from home; and guidance related to working abroad. Facing career transitions, including setting benchmarks for success and exploring other career trajectories within the business, will be discussed.
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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