iCadenza Career Library for Universities

The iCadenza Career Library is an online education platform that supplements existing Music School career advising and entrepreneurship curricula.

For almost a decade, iCadenza has worked to help musicians of all backgrounds to create pathways to career success–let us help your students find their own paths to fulfilling careers!

Students and faculty can access compact and flexible course materials led by today’s leading experts. These micro-courses build crucial professional skills, allowing students and alumni to pursue fulfilling and financially viable careers, thus increasing retention within the field of music.

Our mission is to create pathways to career success for musicians of varied backgrounds and aspirations through online education, mentorship and community.

Who is it for?

  • Music students and recent graduates who are seeking support and guidance as they embark on careers in music creation, performance, education, administration, and leadership
  • Faculty and staff who seek a diverse array of educational materials on career development to use as course materials or with advisees
  • Established musicians who are evolving and expanding their professional skills.

Why choose the iCadenza Career Library?

  • Bring experts from across the industry into your classroom.
    Courses are created with professionals (not just students) in mind.
  • Stay up to date with the latest information and industry trends.
  • Micro-Course videos and workbooks are designed to be integrated into existing coursework.
  • Tap into the career-development expertise of iCadenza and the experience of the iCadenza team.

What you get:


Each expert-led Micro-Course includes a series of short, modular videos on career development topics. Along with these videos are workbooks designed by our experts to help your students engage with the topic at hand. Additionally, we provide resource lists with courses to help students dig deeper into each area.

Course highlights include:

  • Networking: Learn to Love It
  • Mastering Your Materials: Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Where are my Fans? How to Build and Engage an Audience
  • Developing and Presenting Community Engagement Events
  • Audition Preparation
  • Making it Happen: A Guide to Self-Producing
  • Developing a Music Business Plan
  • How do you Define Success in Music?
  • Grant Writing Fundamentals


Students have the option join our curated, moderated Facebook Community to join discussions, get personalized feedback, and network with like-minded artists and professionals from around the world.


The iCadenza Team hosts a number of weekly opportunities through our iCadenza Facebook Community where students can ask specific questions about their projects or career development activities. These include weekly coaching comment threads, Facebook Lives, and special events. 

Getting Access:


iCadenza Career Library

Designed specifically for use in the classroom, the iCadenza Career Library offers access to our library of Micro-Courses to supplement existing coursework.

The courses are flexible, modular, and fit seamlessly into existing entrepreneurship curriculum for classroom teachers, studio instructors, or support staff.

Access is purchased by semester or by year to offer students and faculty a cost-effective option for cutting edge career development resources.




“With the skills I learned, I created marketing materials for a recital and masterclass, researched and contacted presenters, and booked a short tour on the west coast. I didn’t know how to make projects like this a reality. Now I have so many ideas and tools to implement!”

Lisa Neher, Mezzo-Soprano & Composer

“I’ve gained clarity and boosted my confidence! It’s not just about learning, but also receiving customized feedback relevant to the individual and that’s where the difference comes in.”

Kamica King, MT-BC; Music Therapist, Board Certified Singer, Songwriter; Founder & CEO King Creative Arts Expressions, KamicaKing.com

“[The iCadenza Career Library] truly feels like a cooperative community. Its targeted approach to tackling artistic struggles is helping me get on track for developing relationships and creative endeavors. It has been so helpful to see and meet like-minded musicians and creative people.”

Rachel Payne, Opera singer/Producer, reallyrachel.com, thetransparentsinger.com

[The iCadenza Career Library] helps you choose the direction of your career. [It] has helped me understand why my work is valuable and how to best communicate my value to current and potential clients. It also forced me to think through some tough questions to clarify what I want to pursue in the way of work, which makes the path to getting there easier.

There are so many paths for musicians to pursue, and realizing that I can’t do it all is really important for my career moving forward.”

Alli Gessner, Oboe and English Horn Teaching Artist

Meet a few of our
Expert Contributors:

Rob Knopper - Percussionist, Metropolitan Opera; Founder, auditionhacker.com
Fabiana Claure Director - Career Development in Music, University of North Texas
Astrid Baumgardner - Lecturer & Head of Office of Career Strategies, School of Music, Yale University - President of Astrid Baumgardner Coaching + Training
Jonathan Kuuskoski - Director of Entrepreneurship and Career Services, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
Nathan Cole - First Associate Concertmaster, LA Philharmonic
David Taylor - CEO and Founder, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia
Sarah Robinson - Author, Clubbing for Classical Musicians
Chrysanthe Tan - Violinist, Composer, Singer-songwriter