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Career Development Resources for Blair Students: Getting Started

This subject guide for music students provides information on career planning, graduate school, summer festivals/camps, and study abroad.

Books on Music Careers:

Resumes and Repertoire Lists

It's never too early to start keeping and up-to-date resume and repertoire list! The samples below are based on actual resumes and repertoire lists by Blair faculty members and students. Use them as guides when drafting your own resume and repertoire list. You can find additional advice on writing your resume from the Center for Student Professional Development.

Center for Student Professional Development:

Have you given much thought to life after graduation from Blair?  Even if this is a distant goal, it's not to early to start planning for your future. The Vanderbilt University Center for Professional Student Development (formerly known as the Career Center) is available to help you, offering career coaching, job search skills, internships, and much more.  

The Center for Professional Student Development also partners with faculty members at Blair to provide targeted programming for undergraduate music majors. Past events for Blair students include:

  • "What's Next? Blair in Your Life Plan" - session presented each August for rising sophomores and juniors. The session covers career planning, networking, interviewing, and professional communications.
  • Recital hour presentations sponsored by Blair and the Center for Professional Student Development.
  • Resume workshops tailored for Blair students.
  • Field trips to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Networking opportunities with Blair alumni, including meals, receptions, and alumni panels.

Subject Guide

Sara Manus
Music Librarian for Education and Outreach

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