This page provides a listing of recommended career building-related resources for musicians to explore. Reference within this site to any specific resource or training program does not constitute or imply NEC's endorsement.

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection
NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship department's database for seeking and posting music and arts administration employment opportunities

EM's Online Resources
NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship department's comprehensive repository of career development resources.

National Guild for Community Arts Education
A national service organization supporting lifelong learning opportunities in the arts, including the field of creative youth development

Teaching Artists Guild
A national membership organization dedicated to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach

Sistema Resources
Information about the El Sistema-inspired field, the 50 Sistema Fellows and NEC's Sistema Fellows Program (2009-2014)

Artists U
Free, open-source resources for artists, by artists

Creative Youth
Resources for music teaching artists and educators provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Lincoln Center Institute
Lincoln Center Education's training program for teaching artists

Global Leaders Program
YOA Orchestra of the Americas, Oxford University, and McGill University

Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate
Eastman School of Music's online career development certificate program

Arts Administration Degree and Certificate Programs
Boston University Metropolitan College's arts administration programs

Fellowship Program
Community MusicWorks offers a two-year fellowship to string players interested in exploring the intersection of musicianship and public service

Ensemble Connect
Carnegie Hall offers a two-year fellowship combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership

Creative Community Fellows Program
National Arts Strategies' year-long online program designed for "individuals igniting change through arts and culture in their community."

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation 

Master of Arts in Teaching
Longy School of Music's El Sistema-inspired MAT program in Los Angeles

Master of Arts in Teaching 
A collaboration between Alaska SE University and Juneau Alaska Music Matters (strings only)

Creative Music Training
Summer course offered by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Music for Peacebuilding and Social Change
A training inititiative of Musicians Without Borders 

Global Musician Workshop
The Silk Road Project's annual summer institute 

Music and Social Change Lab
New York University

Music and Social Change
University of Pennsylvania

Excel Lab
University of Michigan

Peacebuilding and the Arts
Brandeis University