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Grad School Friday

Workshops on graduate school and summer festivals presented by SPARK: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory


September 13, 2013


Graduate School Overview

Timeline, requirements, preparation, budgeting, scholarships, assistantships and more. 
Presenters: Andrew Gowan, Traci Hair, Rebecca Nagel
10:50 – 11:40 a.m.   
School of Music Room 220

The Art of Auditioning

Preparation and performance strategies for grad school, summer festivals and jobs.
Presenters: Brad Edwards, Janet Hopkins, Scott Weiss
Noon – 12:50 p.m.                
School of Music Room 201

Summer Festival and Retreats

Essential to the development of aspiring musicians, learn what programs are available and how to get the most 
from them.
Presenters: Cliff Leaman, Joseph Rackers, William Terwilliger
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.               
School of Music Room 006

Application Documents that Shine

Learn to craft applications, résumés and portfolios that distinguish you as a top candidate.
Presenters: Gail Barnes, Ellen Douglas Schlaefer
2:20 – 3:10 p.m.           
School of Music Room 220

Music History/Theory 
Entrance Exam Prep

Savvy approaches when preparing for diagnostic music history, theory and 
ear-training exams.
Presenters: Kunio Hara, J. Daniel Jenkins
3:30 – 4:20 p.m.            
School of Music Room 201

Choosing the 
Perfect Grad School

Strategies for picking the right program and getting a powerhouse education.   
Presenters: David Cutler, Tayloe Harding
4:40 – 5:45 p.m.            
School of Music Room 106

Pizza with Peers

Join us for free pizza and drinks! Current graduate students offer advice based on their experiences preparing for advanced degrees and a career. Q & A follows.
Presenters: Current graduate students
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.                
School of Music Room 006