Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable

By Dawn Bennett.

Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

An essential resource for helping musicians realize their dreams of success, Life in the Real World is the only music career guide offering a truly international perspective. With the linking theme of exploring one’s professional identity, the book explores crucial issues for global musicians and provides 35 creative learning prompts for educators, coaches, and readers worldwide for use with both individuals and groups.


Dawn Bennett, Curtin University (Australia)

Contributing authors:

Glen Carruthers, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

Michael Hannan, Southern Cross University (Australia)

Angela Myles Beeching, Manhattan School of Music (USA)

Rosie Perkins, Royal College of Music (UK)

Rineke Smilde, Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen and the Royal Conservatoire (Netherlands)

Janis Weller, McNally Smith College of Music (USA)

Keywords: Music, Creative Learning, Crucial Issues, Career Guide, International Perspective

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 7.095MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dawn Bennett

Senior Research Fellow, Humanities, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Dawn Bennett is a Professorial Research Fellow with Curtin University in Perth, Australia, where her research focus is the working lives and economic circumstances of creative artists and the development of identity among students and emerging professionals. She holds postgraduate degrees in education and music performance and has worked as a classical musician, teacher, researcher and manager. Dawn has published extensively in the areas of arts education, careers and the creative workforce, including five monographs and edited collections. She serves on several editorial boards including the International Journal of Music Education, and she is a Councillor with the Music Council of Australia.


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