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School of Music

The Retreat at Spark-Carolina's Music Leadership	 Laboratory

World's Leading Experiential Workshop

The SAVVY Musician in Action is an immersive, experiential week-long workshop designed to help artists increase income and impact.

June 7–12, 2016

USC School of Music - Columbia, SC


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This summer, invest in YOUR success

•  How can you maximize income while pursuing work you love?
•  What are the keys to increasing demand for your work?
•  Which business-oriented tools must you master to thrive?
•  Who are the new winners in the 21st century paradigm?
•  How can we keep the arts relevant in today’s complex and ever-changing landscape?

These questions lie at the heart of The SAVVY Musician in Action.

What you’ll experience

The SAVVY Musician in Action is an immersive, experiential laboratory designed to help musicians, performing artists, educators, and administrators generate more income and impact. Attendees pitch arts-based business ideas, vote on favorites, form teams, develop business/financial/marketing skills, design a venture from the ground up, and compete for awards. Throughout this process, they develop invaluable, transferable success skills applicable to a wide range of arts careers and environments.

SAVVY is not about passively observing lectures, but rather learning through doing. Coached by world-class faculty, participants work hard and collaboratively in a safe environment that fosters community, big ideas, and getting things done. As a bonus, enjoy the delicious, Southern cuisine!

Whether hoping to boost your career, earn more money, expand your reach, or transform an organization, SAVVY will prove pivotal. In just one week, change your life!


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