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The following resources outline ways to craft effective résumés, CVs, cover letters, bios, reference lists, statements, and more. Before you apply for jobs and other opportunities, contact Career Services to review your documents.
Current and former employers make ideal references, as do colleagues with whom you work professionally. Your instructors are also valuable references but may be viewed as your advocates; if possible, avoid including too many instructors on any reference list.
Musicians need bios for websites, concert programs, media promotions, and more. A common length is 150-250 words structured in three or more concise paragraphs:
For an example of a bio that uses this structure, see the website of conductor Stephen Mulligan.