The AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues is pleased to announce
that a new version of the *career guide* has been updated on the AMS
Web site. The new version, also by Cynthia Verba, is entitled "For
Graduate Students in the Fields of Music: A Guide to Professional
Development," and is intended to respond to the need for professional
development in two ways: first, it offers information and answers to
some of the basic questions that students ask about preparing for a
career in academe including samples of a variety of successful
application materials; and second, it recognizes that while many of
the questions and answers concerning professional development are
common across all fields, others pertaining to fields in music have a
distinctive cast. Above all, it tries to suggest ways of approaching
professional issues according to the needs of the individual,
promoting the idea that one must play an active role in professional
Given the current economic situation, and the status of the job
market, graduate students must now begin engaging in professional
activities as early as possible learning how to write winning
fellowship proposals to fund their research, giving professional
talks and preparing articles for publication, polishing and
broadening teaching skills, and in general enhancing their
qualifications for the eventual job search, whether within academe or
beyond. We hope that members of AMS will find this guide not only
useful, but essential in building a solid career in musicology.
for Cynthia Verba's new Career Guide.
See www.ams-net.org/committees/cri/ for the AMS CRI web site.
Kindly pass this on to those you think may be interested--we'd like
this to have wide distribution.
Many thanks are due to Cynthia Verba for generously providing this
Chair, AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues