Welcome to YCAT’s 21cMusician toolkit: a series of interviews, tutorials, videos, blogs and live events, each with a different monthly focus, to help kickstart your career as a musician.

1. Coffee break sessions: join the conversation with music industry experts

2. CV and biography coaching with Marion Friend 

3. Audition day tips from conductor Chad Goodman

Take an hour out of your morning to join one of YCAT’s free coffee break sessions!

Each session features a different guest from the music industry, who will discuss their specific area of expertise and the impact of COVID, and answer YOUR questions.

Tues 13 April 2021, 11:00am with Sam Jackson (Universal Music)

As Executive Vice President of the Global Classics & Jazz division of Universal Music Group, Sam’s role encompasses international marketing, content creation, brand expansion, digital innovation, and strategic communication, working with many of the world's leading artists in their respective fields. Read more and book.

Tues 20 April 2021, 11:00am with Lizzy Frost (Artist Manager, Sulivan Sweetland)

Lizzy Frost

Sulivan Sweetland is an international artist management company developing the careers of conductors, solo instrumentalists and ensembles all over the world. Lizzy’s role includes the management and promotion of world-class artists. Read more and book.

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Your CV and biography are valuable tools when first introducing yourself to promoters, audition panels, and employers, so how do you ensure that yours stand out for the right reasons?

Marion Friend leads an interactive coaching session covering topics including: 

  • Tailoring your materials to each opportunity
  • The key areas to include in your CV and biography and their relevance
  • What is less important to include
  • How to structure your CV and biography effectively
  • Constructing a covering letter for your application

When: Tuesday 4 May, 11-1 pm UK time

Where: Zoom 

Cost: Free!

Find out more and register

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Blog of the month:

Conductor Chad Goodman's 7 tips for a less stressful audition day

Find audition days stressful? Follow these tips and you will be on your way to a more focused and calm audition experience.

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