Gerald Klickstein works at the leading edge of professional arts education. Author of the celebrated book The Musician’s Way and publisher of MusiciansWay.com, he appears internationally at prominent universities, conferences, and conservatories.
Sessions for All Faculty April 11, 2022
Session 1: 9:00 – 10:30am, Strawn Conference Room
“Music Career Coaching for University Career Counselors“
In this interactive workshop, we’ll identify high-demand musician occupations along with the skills they require and the particular résumés and career preparation that job applicants need. We’ll then delve into principles of music entrepreneurship, grant writing techniques, project-based career coaching models, and ways to establish internships and employment pipelines for music students.
Session 2: 11:30am – 1:00pm, Robinson Conference Room
(Lunch provided with RSVP to email@example.com.)
“Modern Practices for Studio Classes“
Traditionally, studio classes have resembled masterclasses: students perform periodically for their teacher and peers, often under stressful circumstances, and then their musicality and technique are critiqued. In this session, Gerald Klickstein will contend that the masterclass format is incomplete, and then he’ll describe a modern alternative, delineating 12 learning outcomes and teaching practices that address more inclusive competencies. We’ll conclude with a discussion of learning assessments, instructional materials, and implementation strategies that help make studio classes meaningful and fun for students.
Session 3: 2:00 – 3:00pm, CM 128
“Boost Student Recruitment, Retention, and Success“
Learn proven ways to attract more music applicants, increase music enrollment, and help music students thrive. We’ll also consider avenues to improve the career outcomes of music graduates via enhancements to curricula, advising, and experiential learning.
Session 4: 4:00 – 5:15pm, Choir Room
“Confronting Music Performance Anxiety” (This presentation is for students as well as faculty.)
We put so much love and effort into our music, how then can nervous symptoms still cause us to underperform? In this workshop and masterclass, Gerald Klickstein will demystify the causes of performance anxiety and share research-based strategies that empower us to build confidence and perform from the heart.
Sessions for Faculty & Students April 12, 2022
Session 5: 8:30-9:25am, CM 128
“Essentials of Music Career Success“
What are the keys to success in the music industry? Come to this session and find out! We’ll examine Gerald Klickstein’s three-part model of professional sustainability, map out diverse career possibilities, and explore numerous ways to earn income through music.