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Making a Life in Music: An Early-Career Artist Intensive with Cathy Fink

March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you an early-career musician wondering how you can make a life with your music? Join Cathy Fink, the IBMA 2021 Mentor of the Year, for a 9-part intensive exploration of the important elements in creating a long-term music career. With discussions and activities of topics ranging from finances to performance skills, from music presenters to non-performance careers, this collaborative workshop will help you develop a network of support and help you create the tools you need to make a life in music. The course will culminate in a showcase performance. Join the next generation of North Carolina musicians on the stage. All genres of music are welcome.

Program specifics:
Includes 2 private ‘check in’ consultations with Cathy Fink between sessions.

You will be asked to commit to attending all 9 online workshops, participating in class and performing at the final Showcase event.

Out-of-class writing and other assignments will be required.

Date and location of final showcase to be determined by instructor and participants.


Applications close Feb 15, 2022

Selected participants will be notified by Feb 18, 2022

Required payment due March 1, 2022


  • $570 general registration

  • $350 NC residents (not Tier 1 counties)

  • $100 NC, Tier 1 county residents


Class dates and times:

  • Tuesday, March 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 22, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, April 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, April 12, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, April 19, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 10, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Final Showcase date and time TBD


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