Find all the resources referenced in Beyond Talent, chapter by chapter: 

Chapter 1

ICSOM orchestra statistics

Matt Haimovitz’s record label

Claire Chase and ICE

Community MusicWorks

Radius Ensemble

Chapter 2

Pamela Slim excellent (and free!)
e-workbook, Shortcuts to Rekindle the Fire in Your Career

Email management systems:

For business cards

Article: “How Bands Die”

Chapter 3

For Jazz bio examples:

Jazz pianist Kevin Harris

Meredith Monk

Matt Steckler and Dead Cat Bounce

Susan Wilson

Atlanta-based photographer Angela Morris

NYC-based photographer Jeff Fasano

For EPKs

Arts Consultant Deborah Obalil

For printing Postcards:

Ariel Hyatt, publicist, “How to be Your Own Publicist,”

New music ensemble eighth blackbird

For manufacturing band merchandise

Chapter 4

New World Records

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Wu Han and David Fincket’s ArtistLed label

Flautist Ransom Wilson’s label, Image Recordings

The Borromeo String Quartet Living Archive Project,

Bar Codes:

US Copyright Office

Harry Fox Agency

Creative Commons licensing

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton

Aaron Copland Fund for recordings


Musicians of the Old Post Road

Lissa Schneckenburger

Radio listings (classical)
online radio:

Chapter 5

Recommended sites:

Arts news digest:

Alex Ross’s The Rest is Noise

Andrew Dubber’s New Music Strategies

Amanda Ameer’s Life’s a Pitch

Greg Sandow Future of Classical Music

Andrew Taylor’s The Artful Manager

Jonathan Coulton

Yo-Yo Ma’s project:

Andrew Dubber:

Inexpensive ways to get up online:

To start a blog free:

Baritone Tom Meglioranza

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine  (audience-oriented with an e-zine, podcasts, video, blog, free downloads)

eighth blackbird  (great blog—reveals the “inner” eighth blackbird)

Ethel (great photos, description of projects, conveys sense of the ensemble)

Imani Winds  (check out their comprehensive education programming)

Conductor Edwin Outwater  (creative and fun blog)

So Percussion (inviting, distinctive)

Bassist/composer Ben Allison (good graphics, distinct image)

Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule  (terrific example of fan-funded recording projects)

Pianist Jonathan Biss  (interesting, thought-provoking blog)

Bang on a Can  (inventive)

Providence String Quartet’s Community MusicWorks (clear mission)

Register your domain name and

Chokdee Rutirisari, of


Help for DIY sites:

Web Standards compliant

Google Analytics to get free site traffic analysis

Email management systems:

Recruiting your street team volunteer sign-up

Ali Brown for help with newsletters

Tips on writing blog posts:

Conductor Edwin Outwater’s website

Greg Sandow on the future of classical music

Marimbist Nancy Zeltsman’s site http://www.nancyzeltsman.comis terrific and includes an introduction to the marimba and a memo to composers on writing for the instrument.


Abbie Conant and William Osborne:

Chapter 6

Conferences for booking, showcasing, and networking

Arts Midwest Conference

Performing Arts Exchange

Western Arts Alliance Conference



North Carolina

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Chamber Music America

League of American Orchestras

ISPA, the International Society of the Performing Arts

National Association of Performing Arts Managers of America

Artist manager Robert Besen

Andrew Appel is the founder of Four Nations

Bradley Sowash article “Self-Marketing for Artists,”

Radius Ensemble

Performing Rights Organizations  and

Chapter 7

For printing Postcards:

Arts consultant Jeffrey James

Publicist Ariel Hyatt, “How to be Your Own Publicist,”

Quintet of the Americas

For posting press releases to large group of music professionals:
Musical America
Music Industry News Network
Billboard Publicity Wire

Posting concert information:

Posting to the media outside of music:

Chapter 8

Residency activities examples:
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association in South Bend, IN

Da Camera of Houston

Myrna Loy Center in Montana

Iowa Hancher Auditorium

John Steinmetz excellent article “Resuscitating Art Music”

The Borromeo Quartet

The Music Center of Los Angles County

The Four Nations Ensemble ensemble

Young Audiences

VSA Arts

National Funding Sources for Residency Work

Chamber Music America

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Meet the Composer

American Composers Forum Continental Harmony project

Teacher study guides, for example, see: and on  (click on education and community).

Chapter 9

“Ten Tips On Becoming Fearless,” by Jeff Nelson

Musician Michael Colgrass “Performing at Your Best”

Chapter 10

Actors’ Equity Association (AKA: Equity):

American Guild of Musical Artists (vocalists):

American Federation of Musicians (large union, primarily instrumentalists):

American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, AFL-CIO:

Screen Actors Guild (SAG):

Chapter 11

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

American Consumer Credit Counseling

Suze Orman’s Save & Exit

Taxpayer advocate service at

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Chamber Music America

Chapter 12

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Where to look for grant information
The Foundation Center
New York Foundation for the Arts

Scholarship info: and


For commissioning: American Music Center (AMC), and  American Composers Forum

Saxophonist Ken Radnofsky http://www.kenradnofsky.comWorld-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund

Meet the Composer site

Liam Abramson HighGate Global

Chapter 13

Timpanist/entrepreneur Vic Firth

For Health Insurance:
Chamber Music America
Early Music America
Music Teachers National Association
Bands die
the Freelancer’s Union

Mimi Butler, author of books on private studio teaching

Conferences for observing master class teaching
National Flute Association
The International Trombone Association
American String Teachers Association conference

Music Teacher Resources
American Choral Director’s Association:
American String Teachers Association:
College Music Society:
Kennedy Center’s Arts Edge:
Music Educators National Conference:
Music Teachers National Association:
National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts:
National Association of Teachers of Singing:
National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy:
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.:

National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts

Carney, Sandoe and Associates

Music Educators National Conference,

Where to find listings for college-level teaching:
Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection: the New England Conservatory’s online database of over 3,000 music opportunities: listings of teaching, performance, and arts administration openings, plus grants, audition, and competition info. Available by subscription:

Chronicle of Higher Education: by field: music)

College Music Society’s Music Vacancy Listings:

Higher Ed Jobs:

Where to Find Arts Administration Job Listings
League of American Orchestras:


Arts Presenters:

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection:

New York Foundation for the Arts:

For re-location issues