The Savvy Musician in Action: an entrepreneurship retreat

Professional musicians, music students, professors, arts administrators and music business owners – here’s a retreat designed just for you!

Spark: Carolina’s Leadership Music Laboratory at the University of South Carolina presents The Savvy Musician in ACTION, an intensive, experiential 3½-day retreat designed to cultivate music entrepreneurs and leaders (think The Apprentice meets higher education). The retreat takes place June 6-9 on the USC campus in Columbia.

The Savvy MusicianCombining interactive presentations, games, team challenges, breakout groups, video conferencing, mentorship, networking and competitions, each day of this solutions-based event is built around a different challenge facing the music world. Whether you are a student, performer, educator, faculty member, administrator, business owner, or all of the above, this experience will  teach you what it takes to thrive professionally and develop practical entrepreneurial skills that benefit your career or organization.

Participants will learn by doing — developing business and marketing plans for an arts-based business with potential to generate significant revenue and impact. By the end of the retreat, participants will possess skills and a process for applying these lessons to their own musical life. All levels of business background are welcome, including none.

The retreat faculty includes David Cutler (pianist, composer and author, The Savvy Musician), Justin Kantor (founder, (Le) Poisson Rouge), Lance LaDuke (trombonist, Boston Brass), Ariel Hyatt (social media guru), Ken May (executive director, South Carolina Arts Commission), and others.

Early bird tuition of $399 is available until April 1. Tuition includes all events and seven meals. Low-cost campus housing is available.

Despite what you may have heard, there is a lot of important and unexplored work for musicians to do. Come learn about the craft of business and the art of opportunity creation!

Find out more about the retreat and how to register.

Via: University of South Carolina