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. New Horizons career event with RAM - Tuesday 19 January

2. Mini masterclass: make a positive start to 2021

3. New free career coaching sessions released

4. Mission Into Action: exclusive iCadenza online tutorial 

Plot your path through a changed musical landscape in a virtual round table with leading musicians. 

Tom McKinny Guitarist, presenter, programme manager

Elena Urioste Violinist, yogi, entrepreneur

Dr Jessica Walker Singer, writer, educator (RAM)

Anna Wolstenholme Flautist, educator (RAM)

Share their personal experiences of the pandemic, and ask:

  • What does it mean to be a professional musician right now?
  • What are the benefits to having a diversified career at the moment, and how can you capitalise on them?
  • How can musicians remain resilient at this time?
  • What action can you take now to help shape your future career? 

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Make a positive start to 2021 

Dr Kate Blackstone is a music psychology researcher and musician based in the North of England. Her blog 'Ten Questions to Ask Instead of What Now?' was our most-viewed 21cMusician post of 2020. 

Now she's back with a mini-masterclass to help kickstart your New Year:

New free group coaching sessions in February and March:

  • Pitch, Plan and Programme with Gaetan Le Divelec

  • Project Coaching with David Taylor

Find out more and sign up

Mission into Action

21cMusician online micro-course in partnership with iCadenza

Throughout January, YCAT is delighted to share an exclusive Coro tutorial by Jennifer Rosenfeld. The objective of this guide is to help you identify your career vision, encapsulate it into a succinct mission statement, and translate that work into real-world action steps and goals.

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