The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan is a resource guide for post graduate musicians looking to put their careers on the fast track. From the envisioning process to all the practical details that must be part of an effective career strategy, any musician can utilize the vast array of resources provided in this groundbreaking publication. The narrative brings the reader into a prose style that is conversational in nature, making the extensive research and personal narrative accessible to a wide variety of musicians. Whether you are a traditionally trained classical artist, a folk musician, jazz or pop performer, or someone exploring the outer regions of the music industry, The Musician’s Journe can offer you a new road map to a thriving career. Drawing upon diverse sources from the world of myth to current brain research, Timmons blends her scholarship with compelling real-world examples of successful music entrepreneurs. This book addresses the process of developing an artistic vision; becoming an entrepreneur within the global market place; and understanding how musicians can change and adapt in their careers through the neuroplasticity of the brain. Included is a special chapter on careers in higher education; guidance in how to develop a business plan; general tips on grant writing and financial development; a separate section exploring the stories of other successful musicians, and personal narrative taken from the author’s work as a professional musician and consultant. An extensive bibliography offers additional resources.
To accompany The Musician’s Journey we have created this website where readers can access downloadable content that was featured in the printed book: such as worksheets and questionnaires.