MSM’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship

07/19/17 by Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR

Do you seek a rewarding and sustainable music career? Do you yearn for sharpened entrepreneurial skills? Look no further than Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship. In addition to coursework, the CME program provides internships, career advising and entrepreneurial coaching and specialized workshop events under the Setting the Stage series. Motivated on turning ideas into action, the CME program can help you turn your music entrepreneurial dreams into reality. You will find faculty who are excited to help musicians develop the skills needed to create opportunities for successful and sustainable careers. 

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9 Questions to Ask on Your College Visit

04/18/17 by Donna A. Menhart

For students who are in the process of researching colleges/universities, one of the best ways to learn more is to schedule a college visit. Taking the time to visit a campus and ask questions will ultimately help you with your decision-making process.

The most successful way to compare schools on your list is to be prepared with questions. Don’t be afraid to ask these of your tour guide, professors, or admissions counselors. But as important as the campus visit is, it can be a waste of time if you don’t ask the right questions. This is your chance to get to know what life would be like on a particular campus!

To help you with planning your college visit we’ve compiled a list of questions with assistance from Donna Menhart, Director of Undergraduate Studies at The Hartt School.

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Artist Empowered: The Ultimate College Coaching for the Performing Artist

College and career coaches and consultants can help students and parents in several ways. College coaching helps to navigate the college search, assesses students’ goals and skills, and prepares students for the application process. Coaches are experts in what colleges look for and how they make admissions decisions.

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Program Spotlight: Powerhouse Theater Training [Actor Review]


Interested in attending the Powerhouse Theater Training Program? Then be sure to continue reading to hear first hand from a student about their life changing summer at Powerhouse!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Know How To Create Your Own Theatre Company

As an actor you already have a great range of skills in your wheelhouse. Actors never stop learning – you’re always honing your skills and refining your technique. However, what if you find your career goals moving in a new direction, or you face new challenges? Learning how to create your own theatre company will open your world to many opportunities.

Creating your own work might already be of interest to you. If not, it might be something you should consider – not only for your future, but also for your current profession. Starting a theatre company is a significant responsibility, and one for which you will need to be well equipped.

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Fun Stuff to Do, Eat & Enjoy While Visiting Chicago for Unified Auditions


It’s time to shine! The Chicago Unified Auditions 2017 are here. Next week you’ll be gathered at the gorgeous, golden Palmer House Hilton amongst your peers with sweaty palms and your future wide open in front of you. After you ace your auditions, you’ll probably have some free time. Here are some awesome spots in Chicago within a quick cab, train or walking distance to the Hilton.

For more information on the programs hosting auditions, please see our detailed Acceptd Unifieds Guide.

Break a leg!

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Rising Female Music Entrepreneurs: A Cutting-Edge Model of Music Industry Preparation

It’s no secret that women have had a harder time breaking into an industry that has historically been dominated by men. However, innovation and technology have created a space for females to become entrepreneurs of the music industry. There’s no better time than now for the rise of female music entrepreneurs. And, if you’re ready, the journey is yours to take. Read more

Musical Theatre Intensive: A 5 Star Summer In The City

Fordham Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

Where will you be this summer? For many students, summer is a time to hone your skills, hang out with friends, and explore opportunities. If you have an interest in musical theatre you should consider applying to a summer musical theatre intensive.

Musical theatre intensives prepare you for your future, connect you with professionals, and allow you to explore new possibilities. We’ve broken down what it’s like to be a student of one of these programs. Learn what a typical day is like, who you’d meet, and why you’d have the best summer ever!

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How To Select An Audition Song: The 5 C’s of Refreshing Your Repertoire

Selecting the right repertoire is a critical part of any audition, and it may be one of the most challenging tasks you face as you prepare. So, if you’re finding yourself Googling “how to pick an audition song,” then look no further.

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Summertime and The Livin’s Dedicated


How to Maximize Your Summer Break

There are a few theories on how long it takes to become an expert in your field. One famous theory purported by Anders Ericsson suggests it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to become truly great at something.

But how long is 10,000 hours really?

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