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Thank you for your interest in Navigating Music Careers. Navigating Music Careers, a curriculum resource for Music 338 (undergraduate chamber music) at the Shepherd School of Music. Navigating Music Careers (NavMusic) is a web based archive of brief lessons on important music career topics. We always appreciate your feedback.

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Janet Rarick has enjoyed a diverse career as an oboist/performer and educator that has traversed the worlds of symphony, opera, ballet and chamber music, as well as early childhood music classes and advanced university education. As Associate Professor of Music Career Development at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, she coaches chamber music, teaches classes in professional development, performance skills, chamber music repertoire, and directs outreach activities. She is also program administrator for the Music Career and Skills Enhancement Courses, an innovative initiative for performance majors in the Master’s Degree Program. In addition, Ms. Rarick is director for JUMP! Just For U Music Program, a student run and faculty mentored outreach program that offers concerts for school children in the Greater Houston area. In 2007 she developed and produced the Shepherd Careers Forum, a student-centered national conference that explored new directions in classical music performance. Outcomes from this groundbreaking forum included a conceptual framework of recommendations for institutions of higher learning designed to help students meet the challenges of our 21st Century arts environment.

Martin Schultz served as principal second violinist of the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras while at Rice University. He has also acted as concertmaster of the preparatory division of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the City of Aberdeen (Scotland) Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Houston Youth Symphony. As a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Shultz performed throughout the United Kingdom and Europe under such conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

David Long serves as website manager for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. If you have any technical issues or problems with viewing any of the video lessons, please contact us.

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