Life in the Real World

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  • Title: Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable
  • Editor(s): Dawn Bennett
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Keywords: Music, Creative Learning, Crucial Issues, Career Guide, International Perspective
  • Date: December 21, 2012
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-61229-078-2
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-61229-079-9
  • DOI:
  • Citation: Bennett, Dawn, ed. 2012. Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-61229-079-9/CGP.
  • Extent: 284 pages

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An essential resource for helping musicians realize their dreams of success, Life in the Real World is the only music career guide offering a truly international perspective. With the linking theme of exploring one’s professional identity, the book explores crucial issues for global musicians and provides 35 creative learning prompts for educators, coaches, and readers worldwide for use with both individuals and groups. Editor: Dawn Bennett, Curtin University (Australia) Contributing authors: Glen Carruthers, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) Michael Hannan, Southern Cross University (Australia) Angela Myles Beeching, Manhattan School of Music (USA) Rosie Perkins, Royal College of Music (UK) Rineke Smilde, Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen and the Royal Conservatoire (Netherlands) Janis Weller, McNally Smith College of Music (USA)