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Career Talks

The School of Music organises a series of career talks each Spring semester. These are open to music students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Guests speakers talk about their career and answer questions about their particular profession. Topics range from the music business, orchestral management, broadcasting, freelance composition and performance and much more.

Talks take place on Tuesday lunchtimes from 13.10 - 14.00, in the Boyd Lecture Theatre of the main School of Music building.

All undergraduates and postgraduates welcome.

Spring Semester 2014

Tuesday 28 January
Essential Employability Skills
John Steele (Skills Development Service, Cardiff University Students' Union)

Tuesday 4 February
Sharpening your CV with Work Experience
Aled Williams (Career Consultant for School of Music, Cardiff University Careers and Employability Service)

Tuesday 11 February
Mightier than the Sword? The Job of the Critic
Rian Evans (The Guardian)

Tuesday 18 February
Introduction to Artist Management
Nicki Wenham (Ingpen and Williams)

Tuesday 25 February
Stepping up to the Music Profession
David Smith and Emily Adams (Incorporated Society of Musicians)

Tuesday 11 March
The Dark Arts of Orchestral Management
Keith Motson (Association of British Orchestras)

Tuesday 18 March
Managing Music Festivals
Alexis Paterson (Festival Manager, Cheltenham Music Festival)

Tuesday 25 March
The Young Composer's Guide to Fame and Fortune
Stephen Montague
(followed by further session for composers at 3pm)


Any queries on Career Talks should be addressed to:

Dr Charles Wilson

Position: Lecturer in Music Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76656