Bienen School of Music

On this page, you will find career-related resources and data for students in the Bienen School of Music.

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Northwestern Career Advancement Bienen Team

Laura Myers, M.A., LPC Senior Assistant Director, Student Career Advising

Laura works with Bienen students who need assistance with job/internship searching, researching industries, preparing resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, networking skills, and negotiating offers.

Jeff Jenkins, M.S., CRC, LCPC Senior Assistant Director; Training Director

Jeff works with Bienen students who need assistance with developing a career plan, researching and exploring career paths, taking career assessments, navigating the career-decision making process, applying to graduate or professional school, and deciding on an academic major.

Schedule an appointment with Laura or Jeff through CareerCat

Advising for Careers in Music Performance

The job search for performance opportunities may differ from a traditional job search. For guidance in this area students in the Bienen School of Music can contact Patrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Admission, Financial Aid and Graduate Services.   More information on Career Services in the Bienen School of Music

Additional Career-Related Resources for Bienen Students

  • New England Conservatory's Bridge:  Online access to 3,000 opportunities in music and arts administration.  This resource is free for Northwestern students using the NCA subscription.  To obtain the username and password, log in to CareerCat; the information is under “Additional Resources” on the right side of the CareerCat homepage
  • Performing Ensembles
  • Alumni Achievements Learn more about the career paths and notable accomplishments of Bienen School of Music graduates from the 1970s to present
  • Musician Referral Service  The Bienen School of Music receives many calls each day from individuals and businesses interested in hiring a single musician or musical ensemble. If you are registered, you have the opportunity to add to your immediate income, gain valuable performing or teaching experience, learn to run your own small business, and begin to network in the Chicago musical scene