SOMD Professional
Development Series

Fall 2017 Workshops

How to Design Your Own Music Career Path

Friday, October 13th at 2:00 PM in Room 163

Presented by Jacob Medlin

What kinds of music careers are there? There are more options than you think! Jacob Medlin trained as a music performance major before discovering his passion for horn making. Come hear about how he designed his own music career path.  

How to Create a Brand Image

Sunday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM in Room 163

Presented by the Ahn Trio

With cello, piano and violin, sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella Ahn are constantly redefining the art and architecture of chamber music. In this workshop, the Ahn Trio will discuss the process they took to develop a brand that was part of their own career development.  

How to Find Success in the Professional World as a Musician

Friday, November 3rd at 2:00 PM in Room 163

Presented by Mark Kosower (Principal Cello, Cleveland Orchestra)

In this workshop, Mark Kosower (Trotter Visiting Professor and Principal Cello of Cleveland Orchestra) will talk about his approach to the music world as orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. 

Coming up in Winter and Spring 2018!

“How to Get Hired (Instead of Fired)” – Aaron Pergram (January 2018)

“How to Be a Fearless Performer” – Jeff Nelsen (February 2018)

“How to Run a Private Music Studio” – Sonja Reynolds (March 2018)

“How to Compose for Commercial Media” – Ehren Ebbage (Date TBA)

“How to Build Your Audience” – Mark Samples (Date TBA)

Also, film composer Philip Giffin and studio singer Karen Blake will be coming from L.A. for a residency! Stay tuned for more details. 

 Past Workshops

2016-2017 Workshops

2015-2016 Workshops


  1. Julia


    please keep me updated and informed about upcoming events and workshops
    Thank you



      Hi Julia! Info about upcoming workshops are now on the blog! Please feel free to email me at if you would like more details.

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