In 2008, I wrote a book titled Road Warrior Without an Expense Account detailing my experiences as a freelance musician. This book was derived from a series of ten blog posts written in 2006 and 2007 and is in many ways a cautionary tale about the pitfalls that many classical musicians fall prey to after music school.
I also put together a Keynote presentation on the topics I covered in this book, and one of my long-neglected tasks (we’re talking over a year of procrastination here) has been to compile this information into a PDF booklet. I finally did this, and the result is available here:
Feel free to download this, pass it around, give it to students, and the like. It’s got some basic information and advice on “making it” as a musician post-college, and I hope that folks find it helpful.
You can also check out a video slideshow with narration of these topics here.
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