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Assistant Professor of Music Theory
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON -- Music Theory and Musicianship position. Tenure-track assistant professor, salary commensurate with training, experience. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The complete announcement including application instructions and job requirements is available on the web at hr.uoregon.edu/jobs or music.uoregon.edu.


Alternate Mode – Complete Solutions for the Electronic Drummer & Percussionist
It is Alternate Mode's desire to make to the world's most musical, powerful and responsive drum and mallet controllers ever created. Whether you play the marimba or the vibes, acoustic drums or any other percussion or electronic percussion instrument, we want to create new tools of expression for you to enjoy for years to come!
> Contact Mario J DeCiutiis at mariokatman(at)gmail.com or 413-594 5190 for internship information.

Artist's Resource Center
Every summer we host an administrative intern in the Artist's Resource Center to assist us with data entry, research, and information management & update.
The Artist's Resource Center (ARC) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) functions as the career services department for the SMFA community. Our programming centers on one-on-one advising, resource development, and professional practices curriculum. We administer a formal credit-bearing internship program for enrolled students. The ARC maintains an extensive online resource called artSource that is available to anyone with Internet access. artSource features a wealth of active artist opportunities, including employment, internships, exhibitions & competitions, grants & residencies, public art commissions, studio space, and community events. It is also features a searchable directory of over 1,500 organizations and businesses and a Resource Library containing an organized collection of external weblinks.
> For more information contact Catherine Tutter, Director of ARC Internships, 617.369.3608, ctutter(at)smfa.edu, www.smfa.edu/arc

Boston Lyric Opera
Tufts Connection: Beth Mullins at Elizabeth.mullins@tufts.edu
More information on internship opportunities

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Become a part of the Boston Philharmonic team! Volunteers are needed for general office projects, concert merchandise sales, marketing campaigns, and concert and Gala preparation. Sharing your talents is an excellent way to learn more about the orchestra, make a difference in your local community and make new friends at the same time. Volunteers work to develop and strengthen public awareness of, and support for, the Boston Philharmonic, helping to ensure its financial well-being and providing much needed support for our small and dedicated staff.
Tufts Connection: Applied Faculty members Joanna Kurkowicz and Sarita Uranovsky are members.
> No previous experience is necessary. Whether you can spare an hour, two, ten, or more, please call Pamela Feo (Tufts Alumna) at 617-236-0999 or email pfeo(at)bostonphil.org

Center for Music National Service website
Center for Music National Service (MNS) is a national nonprofit organization that supports music as a strategy for public good. MNS's flagship program, MusicianCorps, trains and places musicians to serve in public schools, hospitals, and other high-need community settings. Through direct programs and advocacy, MNS promotes music as an intervention to improve student success, soothe the sick, and strengthen communities of all kinds. MNS is headquartered in San Francisco.

CNC Music Productions Inc.
We are currently seeking interns for our Music Business Internship and our Live Sound Internship. Interns should be current college students in the Boston area with the desire to learn and have fun while doing it. Preference is given to students interning for credit.
Responsibilities include assisting with booking, promotions, PR and various administrative tasks. Interns also need to be available 1-2 nights per week to work at one of our shows.
> If you are interested in an internship with CNC Music Productions, please forward a resume and cover letter via email to Christie Leigh, President. Resumes without a cover letter will not be accepted. All internships are unpaid with possible promotion to a paid position.

Community Musicworks website
Based on the conviction that musicians can play an important public service role, Community MusicWorks has created an opportunity for a professional string quartet to build and transform its own urban community. Through the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet, Community MusicWorks provides free after-school education and performance programs that build meaningful long-term relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in urban neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. In 2006, Community MusicWorks successfully piloted a two-year Fellowship Program in order to share its unique model with interested musicians and urban communities from across the country. A semi-annual Institute for Musicianship and Public Service was added in 2009.

Curtis/Tufts High School
The Curtis/Tufts High School is seeking volunteers to teach music/fine arts courses so that the students at the School may complete a graduation requirement which is also an enrichment elective. Please contact Anthony Volpe if you are interested in this opportunity to provide a service to students who are not usually involved in music/fine art opportunities.

Anthony Volpe
SPED Administrative Program Director
Curtis/Tufts,437 Main Street Medford, MA 02155
Telephone 781-393-2343/2344
Fax 781-393-0699

Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes
Law firm for music industry professionals including The White Stripes, Tool, Missy Elliot, System of a Down, Kylie Minogue, and Staind. Summer internships available.
150 S Rodeo Dr. - Ste 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 248-3400

Internship for The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is looking for undergraduate or graduate students who love music to help build on our one-of-a-kind music intelligence platform by providing strong QA. The perfect candidate is more than passionate about music, proficient with Macs, and can learn new things quickly. The internship is located in our office in Davis Square.


  • Quickly search through information for a variety of tasks focusing on online music
  • Able to understand and verbally convey your work process to help our developers
  • Learn new technologies quickly

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Comfortable with Macintosh computers and iWork
  • Has a strong knowledge of blogs and social networking
  • Able to quickly sort through content for important details
  • Motivated problem solver
  • Passionate music fan who loves learning about new technologies

Location: Somerville, MA.
We are currently accepting applications.

Please note that the internship is unpaid but can be for school credit.

> Learn more about the company at http://the.echonest.com

> Send resume and cover letter to interns@echonest.com

From the Top website
From the Top has many opportunities for young Boston area musicians to take their music beyond the concert hall. Under the umbrella of From the Top's Boston-based Center for the Development of Arts Leaders (CDAL Boston), an array of opportunities are available for young musicians to use the transformative power of music to engage new audiences, give back to their communities, and explore their individual leadership pathways as 21st century musicians.

Please go to their website for more information on the opportunities for the coming year as well as to see what our Arts Leaders have done in past years.
Download application >

Handel and Haydn Society website
Tufts Connection: Alumna Kathryn Sheehan worked with the executive director and supervisor of the annual fund in the summer of 2008. Talk to her about her experience.

Harmonix Music Systems website
Harmonix Music is a videogame development company based in Cambridge, MA. Known worldwide for its addictive music games and groundbreaking design innovation, Harmonix was founded with a simple mission: To make the thrills of music-making accessible to non-musicians. Our best-known games, Rock Band and Rock Band 2, have brought that mission to living rooms, garages, and practice spaces around the world. A full-blown band simulation game that combines guitar, bass, drum and singing gameplay — as well as online multiplayer competition and co-op play — Rock Band and its sequel have become a true cultural phenomenon; hailed as "the ultimate music game" (Wired) and "the best party game ever made" (Time). The games have appealed equally to rock-crazed kids and their parents, to newbies and seasoned musicians alike.
For application information, visit http://www.harmonixmusic.com/jobs

Tufts Connection: Tufts alums Adam Arrigo and Dan Bruno are both employed at Harmonix. Contact them with questions about the company at adam.arrigo(at)gmail.com and dan(at)danbruno.net.

iZotope website
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its products and audio technology are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from independent musicians to major broadcast and recording studios and GRAMMY Award winners. iZotope focuses on developing innovative audio technology for professional and consumer applications. This core technology is presented to customers in its award-winning product line and through its extensive licensing program.
We are at an exciting time in the evolution of audio technology. Tremendous advances in computing power have created possibilities in signal processing that were unthinkable just a few years ago. At iZotope, we are committed to seeing the full potential of this evolution delivered to every customer. From world-class implementations of traditional effects to completely new classes of audio transforms.
Tufts Connection: Current Tufts student Aaron Wishnik participating in a paid internship, contact him at aaron.wishnik(at)tufts.edu.
> Email izotpe(at)izotope.com for more information.

Live Nation
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57 countries. The company sells over 45 million concert tickets a year and expects to drive over 60 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com in 2008. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry's first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
> http://www.livenationcareers.com for Nationwide Job Opportunities.

We have several internships available for our upcoming 2015 winter/spring season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and an application for this season.

Dates of internships: Monday, January 5, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Apply here!

Internship Descriptions

  • (2) Stage Tech / Production
  • (1) Museum Education
  • (1) Archive/ Photography
  • (2) Performing Arts Administration
  • (1) Development and Special Events

> Please forward to any and all interested students and/or graduates. Feel free to contact us with any questions at internapplications@massmoca.org

The music industry is transforming from a model where a few tastemakers (labels) produced and distributed product to consumers through narrowly controlled channels to a model where artists can quickly and easily create content and provide it directly to fan communities through a variety of wide open channels. Fans have virtually unlimited access via myriad online discovery sites, social networks, and over the air channels. Our mission is to provide THE direct-to-fan business platform that successful artists, managers, labels and the entire music ecosystem use to collaborate and thrive.
> For more information and internship inquiries contact Phil Antonaides at sales(at)nimbit.com or 866-864-6248.

PALS Children's Chorus website
PALS would give an intern the opportunity to assist the conductor in rehearsal, working one on one with kids that need extra help. The intern would also the conductor get ready and set up for rehearsal, help children with any needs that come up during rehearsal, and encourage focus and professionalism during rehearsal and performance. Possible opportunities for student teaching, vocal coaching, drama coaching, and conducting.
> Contact Alysoun Kegel, Artistic Director, for more information at akegel(at)palschildrenschorus.org or 617.835.6655.

Rounder Records
In 1970, with only their passionate enthusiasm for American roots music lighting the way, three Cambridge, Massachusetts college students cast their lot into the perilous music industry. "Before founding Rounder, we were basically music fans," says Rounder Records co-founder Ken Irwin. "None of us," echoes co-conspirator Bill Nowlin, "had any record industry experience whatsoever." Yet this untested trio went the distance: from humble beginnings over thirty years ago to what is now America's premier independent record label. From its early interest in rural American music (via fiddle, stringband, blues, and bluegrass recordings) to an expansive catalogue of more than 3,000 titles running the gamut from folk to world, soul to socas, jazz to juju, Cajun to Celtic, and beyond, Rounder has emerged as the preeminent source for vital, uncompromised music of all genres.

Come be a part of the excitement at Rounder Records, the country's leading independent record label! Our internship programs offer students real business experience and invaluable exposure to the music industry. We offer a flexible, casual atmosphere with diversity and unmatched opportunities! We look for dedicated individuals that are hardworking, professional and personable. We continually have internships in the following departments: A&R, Sales & Marketing, Music Publishing, Promotions, Publicity, Product Management. Assist in various tasks including assembling articles for artist press kits, assisting with phone calls to radio stations to researching album sales, data entry, assisting with promotional mailings and other necessary work on nationally-distributed artists. Duties also include faxing, filing and assisting with research projects.

Candidates should possess excellent communication and organizational skills; computer skills; attention to detail; strong interest in the music business, specifically in the above areas. We offer internships year-round and will adapt to the students' needs whenever possible. Specific responsibilities and duties vary each semester. All internships are unpaid and must be done for college credit.
> If you are interested in an internship, please email your cover letter and resume stating your department of interest to internships(at)rounder.com, attention Human Resources Department.

SCM Community Transportation
Description of internship: We would love to have a Tufts intern to assist us in creating the calendar, reaching out to elders, and project manager some of the events.
SCM Community Transportation promotes the independence of seniors and persons with disabilities through community-based transportation. Our friendly, safe and reliable services help people maintain healthy, mobile and connected lives. Our motto: Giving the Community a Lift! With the support of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, we have launched Door2Door to the Arts. This program gives senior citizens access to life-enriching arts and cultural activities. We develop seasonal calendars of arts activities, negotiate discounted pricing for events, promote the events with our ridership, and transport attendees, door-to-door, to events and activities.
> For more information contact Reed Cochran, Executive Director. 617.625.1191 x64; 167 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144. www.scmtransportation.org

Somerville Community Center
The Somerville Community Growing Center is a 1⁄4 acre public space near Union Square. The Center is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn, and celebrate – to grow community. It is an urban oasis, a food production garden, a teaching space, a nature playground – and a cultural center. Each season, the Friends group develops a full calendar of largely free special events—music, dance, film, workshops and more. Historically, we have hosted significant performances highlighting traditional cultural traditions from across the globe from El Salvador to Sri Lanka, as providing a site for increasing understanding of the diversity of local cultures is a key goal.

We would entertain interns to: Help develop policies and procedures for recruiting, orienting and welcoming guest performers and/or public artists for installations or short-term residencies; Exploring funding sources to support artistic partnerships; Developing documentation of current art installations, for archives and web; Place-based creations of dance, music, film or visual arts performance/installations; Develop a Growing Center art calendar to highlight the site and local artists
> For more information contact: Lisa Brukilacchion & Tai Dannan (Board members, Friends of the Community Growing Center); 617.666.2969; postal mail - FCG, 16 Holyoke Rd, Somerville, MA 02144; www.thegrowingcenter.org

We're the world's largest site for gigging musicians – and for good reason. Our bands are paying members who use Sonicbids to connect with promoters across the globe. With our network of partners and community of emerging bands, we're able to develop innovative music marketing programs for a wide variety of national and international brands. The bands, fans and promoters who come together through Sonicbids create a powerful resource for sponsors looking to connect with the lifestyle of those driven by a desire to make, promote, and listen to great music.
> For more information on internship and job opportunities email jobs(at)sonicbids.

SONiVOX, a member of the Numark family of companies (Numark, Akai-Pro, Alesis, ION), develops a suite of electronic music software products for musicians, producers, composers and hobbiests. Known for its award-winning sound design and virtual instruments and more recently popular software products for Hip Hop producers, Sonivox products empower artists of all musical genres to create Top40 hits, DJ tracks, film and TV soundtracks, classical compositions, and more.
> Contact Jennifer Hruska at jhruska(at)sonivoxrocks.com or 617-718-0202 for internship information.

Synthogy website
Synthogy is a leading creator of virtual instrument software. Their award winning Ivory II virtual piano products are used by professional pianists, composers and producers all over the world.
Tufts Connection: Former Tufts student Jason Clark worked on a paid internship with Synthogy. For more information contact him at Jason.clark(at)tufts.edu
> Contact Joe Ierardi, Co-Founder at joei(at)synthogy.com for internship information.

VH1 Save the Music Foundation
We are recruiting interns for our Spring 2014 positions. This opportunity is an unpaid opportunity, where are all interested parties must receive credit for the experience. Attached is an internship description. If anyone is interested, they can reach out to me directly at nia.mack@vh1savethemusic.com no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Like a lot of good ideas, ZUMIX started in someone's living room. Co-Founders Bob Grove and current Executive Director Madeleine Steczynski began with a simple principal - every child needs something to feel passionate about, and for many teens their passion is music. In the summer of 1991 they recruited 24 youth ages 8-18 to participate in a song-writing and performance program. In 1993, ZUMIX began serving the broader community with the establishment of Music in Maverick Square. The move to their current facility in 1996 enabled ZUMIX to launch Community Arts programs, welcoming local residents to intimate arts-related gatherings in a small, but vital arts space. In 1994, a community needs and resource assessment conducted by the East Boston Healthy Boston Coalition listed increased arts activity as one of its main priorities. In 1997, ZUMIX was chosen to lead Cultural Connections- a three-year, multi-agency, Neighborhood Preservation Initiative funded by the Pew Charitable Trust. In 2005, ZUMIX received the "Best Practice Award for Teen Centered Environment" from The Boston Foundation & Greater Boston After-School for All partnership. In 2006 ZUMIX was selected as a semi-finalist for the competitive Federal Coming-Up Taller Award, and was chosen as a 2006 Social Innovator for the Social Innovation Forum at MIT.
> For internship/volunteer information contact Corey DePina at 857-492-3199 or cdepina(at)zumix.org.

External arts internship listings
hireculture.org - Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
idealist.org - Non-profit employment opportunities

If you have an internship opportunity to share please contact Joseph Auner joseph.auner(at)tufts.edu or 617-627-3564.

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