Routes to a Career in the Music Sector
The project “Tuning In! Routes to a Career in the Music Sector“ at mdw – University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna invited graduates and senior students of European HMEI to join a training programme that supported them in the development of a personal career road map.
The training programme “Tuning In! Routes to a Career in the Music Sector” was a cooperation of mdw – University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Austrian music information center mica and was funded by the European Union. It aimed to equip graduates and senior students of European HMEI with the skills and knowledge needed to develop and grow their careers as musicians in a rapidly changing professional environment.
Tuning In! provided musicians in the early stages of their careers with essential resources such as strategic networking and self-reflection, business and management skills, and both self-marketing and self-presentation methods. During three in-person teaching modules, the participants acquired basic entrepreneurial skills, developed their personal career road maps, and started implementing these in individual steps. The workshops were accompanied by an e-learning platform and complemented by digital hangouts for sharing knowledge and experience. An international mentoring programme offered participants to discuss their visions and plans with an individually chosen mentor, an internationally experienced musician or other type of protagonist in the music sector.
Lecturers included international as well as Vienna-based experts such as internationally acclaimed actor and trainer Michaela Rosen and the expert on European music markets Peter Tschmuck. The programme also offered the possibility of extensive networking with internationally experienced musicians and participants established and fostered their own transnational networks.
Tuning In! Routes to a Career in the Music Sector was realized from November 2019 to May 2020.
Tuning In! coordination team
Anna Zethner and Veronika Leiner
Cooperation and Funding Partners
Tuning In! was a cooperation of
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
mica – music austria
with the support of
AEC – Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen
IKM – Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies, mdw
The project has been co-funded by the European Union