When the Gravy Train Hits The Wall
Nervous about your transition from college to career? Let Akropolis help with sure-fire ways you can jump-start your musical career. This course includes an outline on the start of the arts from the NEA’s 2016 national report, our breakdown of how to juggle being a technician, manager, and entrepreneur, basics in marketing & fundraising, and how to take charge of your own musical career.
The Entrepreneurial Approach
Approach your musical career as a self-starter. Akropolis walks through their entrepreneurial playbook, including their business model and artistic goals, the difference between for-profit vs. nonprofit structures, fiscal sponsorship, artist management, record labels, and how to determine your best working style so you can thrive when working with your peers.
#WINNING! – A guide to competitive success
Akropolis would not exist without its successes and failures at chamber music competitions. We walk students through the differences between various chamber music competitions, the preparation that goes into a competition, how to select the right repertoire that highlights your strengths, rehearsal techniques, and how to have the right mindset while competing.
The Not-So-Risky Business of Chamber Music
What actually goes into having a successful and sustainable chamber music career? Let Akropolis show you! From identifying your audience, building programs, commissioning, booking concerts, touring, to problem solving and conflict resolution, Akropolis can help show you how to balance the gratifying elements of your musical career with those up-hill challenges.
Show Me The $! Making a Profitable Career in Music
But how do you really make money? If you visit Akropolis’ organization page, you’ll see we have an operating budget over $200K, complete with a salaried payroll for all 5 members. How did we do this? Let us walk you through our 10 steps of how you can make your own profitable and financially sustainable career in music. From investing wisely and budgeting sooner rather than later, let us help you make a profit with less than you think.