Committee on Career-Related Issues
This page is intended as a means to share information about careers in musicology and includes links to websites, publications, and other materials.
The Committee on Career-Related Issues is an active group within the American Musicological Society, and it organizes sessions for the annual meeting. We intend to develop this site to make it helpful throughout the year. If you know some useful links please contact the AMS office.
Materials for Milwaukee
Saturday noon, H: Juneau: “What Do We Want Them to Know? Teaching ‘Introduction to Musicology’ in a Changing Field”
Course materials from:
- Charles Atkinson outline
- Charles Atkinson reading list
- Suzanne Cusick syllabus
- Suzanne Cusick course readings
- Judith Peraino
- Richard Taruskin
Websites on Career Issues
Career issues are sometimes part of various websites, but it is difficult endorse specific ones. Those who are interested may want to consult search engines like Google for current sites. In addition to using "careers" or "careers in music," keywords like "musicology," "arts administration," and other specific terms may be useful. To make searches more efficient, avoid generic terms, like "music" or "arts," etc.
Please note that the bibliography includes some older titles, which may be of interest, if you want to gain an historic perspective on careers in music.
Online ResourcesAMS Resources
- Academic Job Listings
- AMS Announcement Bulletin Board (archived; jobs are posted regularly)
- Music Publishing and Record Labels
- For Graduate Students in the Fields of Music: A Guide to Professional Development, by Cynthia Verba (2011)
(update of The Ph.D. and Your Career, 1980)
- Comment page for the 2011 Career Guide: read, contribute! Help move the discussion foward!
- Book Industry Study Group
- Chronicle of Higher Education
The job information at the Chronicle of Higher Education is currently free of charge.
(Access to the full contents of the entire website requires a paid subscription.)
- Chronicle Columns
The career columns in the Chronicle contain much useful information and advice.
- College Music Society
(Access to the Music Vacancy List is available only through a paid subscription.)
- Music Library Association Links
Careers in Music Librarianship
Copyright for Music Librarians
Of related interest: