New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship Program

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Team: Tom Wolf and Joe Kluger

New England Conservatory (NEC) engaged Tom Wolf and Joe Kluger of WolfBrown to assist in the development of a new Entrepreneurial Musicianship (EM) program designed to provide students and alumni with essential personal and professional non-musical skills training. NEC believes that performance training programs alone, for even the most talented artists, will not be sufficient in today’s world to prepare musicians to assume responsibility for creating their own career opportunities.

The resulting EM program contains two primary components:

  • A Professional Development program, which provides training to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and faculty to support their chosen musical careers.
  • A complimentary Career Development program that will give NEC students and alumni tools to identify, launch, and manage a career that matches their skills and interests, meets their professional and personal needs and expectations, and can be modified as those needs and/or interests change over time.