Project Jumpstart

Individual Advising

Need some guidance? Individual advising is available by phone, in person, or over email. Contact Alain Barker at jumpstar [at] indiana [dot] edu.

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Project Jumpstart is grateful for support and assistance from The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.

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Music Career Handouts

Take advantage of 99 titles, including information on how to write a bio, create an online presence, finance and release your own recording, book your own performance, write grants, and more.

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection

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Musical America Careers Portal
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Print Resources

(call numbers for Cook Music Library unless indicated otherwise)

Music Business and Careers
Building Audiences
  • Joanne Scheff Bernstein, Arts Marketing Insights: The Dynamics of Building and Retaining Performing Arts Audiences; Wells Library: PN1590 .M27 B47 2007
  • Julian Johnson, Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Value; ML3800 .J6
  • Andrew L. Pincus, Musicians with a Mission: Keeping the Classical Tradition Alive; ML385 .P55
  • David Wallace, Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance; ML3838 .W19
Performance and Practice
  • W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance; IUPUI University Library: GV1002.9 .P75 G34 1997
  • Don Greene, Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under Pressure; ML3830 .G74
  • Gerald Klickstein, The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness; MT75 .K6
  • Aaron Williamon, Musical Excellence: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance; ML457 .M983
Teaching and Maintaining a Private Studio
  • Eric Booth, The Music Teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator; MT1 .B715
  • Mimi Butler, The Complete Guide to Running a Private Music Studio
  • Philip Johnston, The PracticeSpot Guide to Promoting Your Teaching Studio
  • Cynthia Richards, How to get Your Child to Practice...Without Resorting to Violence
Personal Finance