Being a "sacred pro" comes with specific expectations and can be one of the most rewarding, longstanding positions you'll ever have. It's unlike other gigging in many ways, and sometimes that can be hard to navigate... especially if you didn't grow up in the tradition you're serving.
Our Group Coaching session for July will address one of the most sought-after bread-and-butter jobs in the classical vocal world: the church job. Whether you're intrigued by church work but new to the niche, looking for a better job, or looking to discuss some of the issues you've encountered in your church work, this is a good place to start.
While we'll focus quite a bit on soloist/section leader positions, we'll also talk about the transition to music director, what churches need from accompanists, and what is expected from all.
Lauri will offer a short presentation on what to look for, how to distinguish one job from another, and how to target and build relationships with the churches that might be a good fit for you and your situation. While we do post jobs on the boards, that is far from the only way to seek out this type of work!
This intro will be followed by plenty of discussion time, so we can share ideas, get questions answered and address some individual concerns.
Even if you cannot actually attend, each registrant will receive resources to help you get out there and start your search, and ideas on how you can make yourself even more indispensable.
Monthly group sessions take place via Zoom, usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10am to 11:30am.
The cost is just $25 for members, and $35 for non-members who are serious about developing their creative careers. Take one session at a time, or contact Lauri to set up a bundle, which can be used over time. It's a very affordable way to connect, talk about being an arts biz, generate ideas, and get some support!
Your Zoom link will be revealed in your confirmation email, and we'll send a reminder a couple of hours before the event.
Click here to learn more about the Group Coaching program