Tips for Writing Performance and Composition Resumes (New England Conservatory)

How to Prepare Documents, Resumes, Letters, Bios, Statements (Peabody)


Preparing a Curriculum Vitae: Proven Success Strategies 

Curriculum Vitae Tips and Samples (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Karen’s Rules of the Academic CV (The Professor Is In)


 Bios That Inspire, by Gerald Klickstein

Crafting Your Artist Bio, by Elizabeth Hinckley

Why Do You Need a Bio? by Dan Kimpel

Cover Letters

Tips for Writing Cover Letters (New England Conservatory)

Cover Letter Templates from Microsoft (view format examples; avoid downloading)

Cover Letter Templates from Google Docs

The Musician’s Cover Letter Handbook (Eastman School of Music)

Statements and Philosophies

Guidelines for Writing Teaching Philosophy Statements (University of Michigan)

Sample Teaching Philosophy Statements (Yale University)

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Iowa State University)

Writing Teaching Statements and Philosophies (Princeton)

Articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy

How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy


On the Art of Writing Proposals

Top 10 Power Tips for Cover Letters and CVs