LAND THE JOB

All the tools musicians need to
get out of the pile and onto the shortlist
for a College Teaching Job

Get clarity about who you really are as an artist and educator.

Learn how to directly convey your strengths and value to employers.

Create promotional materials and a teaching career you're proud of.

Is This Your Story?

You apply for teaching jobs again and again and but you’re not seeing results.

You wonder why you’re not getting interviews and what employers actually want.

It’s confusing and frustrating. And you can’t help but think, “Maybe I don’t have what it takes . . . ”

What If You Could:

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Learn how to communicate your strengths in your CV so you have a real shot at making the shortlist and landing the job.

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Discover how to structure and tailor cover letters that create interest and connection — no more generic letters that go nowhere.

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Write a teaching philosophy and a diversity statement that each bring you to life on the page so you're not lost in the pile.

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Explore how to build a teaching bio that attracts more of your ideal students so you can fill your studio and love your work.

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Get the lowdown on what search committees look for so you’re no longer in the dark about what to include and what to leave out.

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Overhaul your application materials and develop a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and diversity statement—plus a bio—that you are truly proud of.

“Angela’s way of thinking blows my mind. Her experience and honest perspective helped to elevate and expertly tailor my materials, which I now feel proud to submit for jobs in higher education.”

Sabrina Learman

Soprano, Emerson College

“Working through the process, I discovered I had much more to feel good about and realized what sets me apart in my teaching and what I’ve done. Thank you, Angela!” 

David Allen

Clarinetist, faculty, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State Univ.

“Angela’s thoughtful and direct feedback made me more sensitive to what the market is looking for, and taught me how to frame my words in a way that gave them more impact and depth. I landed my first full-time tenure-track appointment within a few months of working with her!”

Linda Pearse

trombonist, faculty, Mount Allison University, Canada

Welcome to . . . Land the Job

The Land the Job program will help you power-up your promo materials so you can put your best foot forward with every job application. Inside this program, you’ll discover how to create:

A CV that highlights your most relevant strengths and what distinguishes you from the 200 other applicants.
  • Find out what details matter to search committees so you can present yourself in the best light possible.
  • Learn how to structure your CV to connect with the employer’s priorities.
  • Communicate HOW you teach and how effective your teaching is.
  • Create a dynamic professional letterhead to brand your materials.
  • Discover how to tailor your CV for any opportunity.

In 10 short video lessons, you’ll get step-by-step instructions and clear action steps so you can upgrade your CV without the overwhelm: get your future going now.

Cover letters that make you stand out so you never again send out a boring, formulaic letter that’s ignored.
  • How to structure your cover letter for impact. Most musicians get this all wrong.
  • The “Secrets” of what cover letters actually communicate — make yours memorable.
  • How to convey what distinguishes you from the 200 other candidates.
  • The 10 deadly “cover letter sins” to avoid so you can have a real shot at getting the interview.
  • The skills and concepts needed to deliver a dynamic cover letter, any time you need one.

5 training videos loaded with examples and focused instructions so you can make a terrific first impression with any employer. Your talent deserves it!

Teaching Philosophy and Diversity Statements that convey your core values in action.
  • Identify your core values as an educator so you can convey your distinct strengths.
  • Use stories to bring your teaching to life on the page even if you’re not an excellent writer.
  • Articulate how you cultivate diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environments.
  • Analyze examples so you can improve your own statements without being a copycat.
  • Demystify the writing process so you can stay motivated and on track.

10 training videos plus detailed instructions on how to craft both teaching philosophy and diversity statements so you are one step closer to making the shortlist.

A Musician Teaching Bio that showcases who you really are so you can attract more of your ideal students.
  • Avoid the cliché-filled language and boring lists and instead create a compelling call to action.
  • Get past the negative self-judgment so you can write your truth and attract top students.
  • Detail your past experience, values, and goals so you can convey the best of what you offer.
  • Analyze examples so you can apply winning concepts to your own non-formulaic bio.
  • Communicate your core purpose as a music educator so you can attract more of your ideal students.

7 training videos plus worksheets, examples, and detailed instructions. No more “I don’t know what to write” — get the bio you need to help attract your ideal students.

The self-paced Land the Job program includes a series of pre-recorded video lessons with worksheets, examples, and step-by-step instructions to take the guesswork out of upgrading your promo materials. To keep you on track and making positive progress, the work is broken down into manageable steps and assignments.

Best of all, you don’t have to go it alone. 

When you purchase the Land the Job program you’ll also get exclusive access to Q&A Masterclass sessions with “hot seat” editing feedback on your revised materials.

Each month, you’ll have access to expert editing feedback so you can fine-tune your final drafts. 

These sessions will happen live on Zoom and will be recorded so if you have to miss any, you can still access the help.

The Land the Job program is based on my years directing the career and entrepreneurship centers at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory. I’ve helped hundreds of musicians create dynamic application materials and successfully navigate the college job market and beyond.

I’m excited to help you fulfill your potential and set yourself up to land more teaching opportunities.

Imagine having application materials that you’re proud of because they tell the true story of who you are and what you stand for as an artist and educator.

With Land the Job you’ll set yourself up for more confident teaching, engaged networking, first-rate interviewing, and inspired music-making.

The Land the Job program
is right for you, if . . .

You are serious about wanting more teaching work.

You want to upgrade your materials and your career confidence for maximum impact.

You’re willing to do the work to overhaul your materials and your mindset.

You are open to new approaches to presenting your skills and experience.

COMMON SENSE HEADS UP: 

Now, of course, I cannot promise that new promotional materials will land you interviews or jobs. No one can.

But what I CAN promise is this:  If you do all the work and actively engage in the courses, you will gain what most college job seekers never find out – how employers actually view your materials and how to upgrade the effectiveness of yours.

So that employers pay attention and appreciate what I am capable of

“The program opened up my eyes to reality and what is important. Thank you, Angela, for teaching me how to be efficient, clear, and organize my experience, education, and knowledge — so that future employers pay attention and appreciate what I am capable of.”

Tania Papayannopoulou

choral conductor, doctoral candidate, Columbia University

From cluttered and unclear to superior in every capacity

“Prior to the program, my CV was cluttered and unclear. Angela’s perspective about what makes your teaching unique, coupled with considering the employer’s needs was a game changer for me!  By the end of the course, I had a CV that was, by far, superior in every capacity.”

Jim Saltzman

composer/saxophonist, faculty, Manhattan School of Music

Attaining her “dream job”

“The introspective work required in the program boosted my self-confidence. I saw myself in a different light, different enough that I applied for an unattainable ‘dream’ position — and I landed it. The position includes everything I love (helping teachers, advocating for the arts, forwarding artists, protecting student creativity) and I am grateful. Thank you, Angela. Thank you.”

Kimberly Stephenson

Director of Education, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

How It Works

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Progress through the courses according to your schedule and individual training needs.

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FAQs

“When does the program start?”

Once you register, you’ll have immediate access to all the video lessons, worksheets, and step-by-step instructions so you can go at your own pace.

“How do I get feedback on my materials?”

As a member of Land the Job, you’ll have free access to our monthly Q&A Masterclass sessions for one year. These will be held live on Zoom, where you can get detailed feedback on portions of your revised materials and learn from seeing other musicians’ work.

“What if I can’t attend a Masterclass?”

Each Masterclass is recorded and you’ll have access to these, usually the next day. If you have a question about your materials and cannot attend a Masterclass, you can submit your question in advance by email and I’ll do my best to answer it in the class and you can access the recording afterwards.

“How long does it take to complete the program?”

That depends on how fast and efficient you are and what state your materials are in now. 

But Land the Job is not a quick fix. Real transformation never is.

This is focused training, with examples analyzed and detailed “how to” instructions. To get the most out of the program, you’ll need to invest real time in watching the videos and doing the assignments (an hour a day to make steady progress). The value of this is you’ll truly own your strengths and you’ll have materials you can finally be proud to send out. That said, I’ve had clients complete the program in as little as two months. Your mileage may vary.

“How is the program organized?”

Land the Job is segmented into 4 modules. We’ll focus on:: 

  • Your CV
  • Your Cover Letter
  • Your Teaching Philosophy and Diversity Statements
  • Your Teaching Bio

Each module is made up of a series of video lessons (each lesson is about 20 minutes long). The program is designed to help you work through your revisions step by step with manageable assignments to eliminate overwhelm and keep you motivated and moving forward.

“How long do I have access to the program?”

You get full, lifetime access to all 32 training videos and worksheets. Plus, you’ll have 6 months of Q+A calls with Angela.

“Will I get templates?”

Hell no. You need custom-tailored application materials, not generic, templated documents that make you appear interchangeable with the 200 applicants for the same job. You deserve better: that’s why I created this program.

“I created my application materials based on what my advisor told me to do. What if the advice I get from you contradicts what I’ve been taught?”

It likely WILL be different from what you’ve been taught. So I’d say this: if what you’ve been doing hasn’t been working, it’s time to try something new.

The good news is everything in the program has been tested and used by scores of musicians. It’s all based on the experience I gained running the career and entrepreneurship centers at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory. I’ve helped hundreds of musicians create dynamic application materials and find success in and beyond academia. And I’m excited to help you, too.

“How do I know if Land the Job is the right fit for me?”

If you have been applying for college teaching jobs—jobs you are in fact qualified for—and haven’t been getting interviews, this may be just the thing.

If you read the 33 Mistakes Musicians Make and found you were making 10 or more of the mistakes, then Land the Job could be perfect for you.

And if you want expert help and perspective so you stand a fighting chance of getting the interview and landing the job, I’d say, register now.

“Is it worth the investment?”

Maybe the best way for me to answer this is to ask you . . . 

What is it worth to find out what search committees are really looking for?

What would you pay to learn how to uncover and communicate who you really are as a musician and educator? 

What is it worth to know you are putting your best foot forward in the job market?