The bibliographies below list additional resources related to the content on this site.


Angela Myles Beeching, “Convey Your Authentic Self,” in Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2020.


Aaron Alon, “How to Write a Bio,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “How to Write an Amazing Musician Bio,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “You Need a Better Bio,” New Music USA.

Claudia Friedlander, “How to Present Your Résumé, Bio & Repertoire List,” The Liberated Voice.

Sarah Hotchkiss, “How to Write an Artist Statement,” The Creative Independent.

Gerald Klickstein, “Bios That Inspire,”

Edna Landau, “Getting to Know You (Writing a Good Bio),” Musical America.

Diane R. Scott, “Writing Your Artist’s Statement,” Mid-America Arts Alliance.


For additional resources on bios, see websites linked below in the Individuals and Institutions section.



Jonathan D. Bellman, A Short Guide to Writing about Music, 2nd ed. Pearson Longman, 2007.

Trevor Herbert, Music in Words, Oxford University Press, 2009.

D. Kern Holoman, Writing about Music: A Style Sheet, 3rd ed. University of California Press, 2014.

Lynne Rogers, Karen Bottge, Sara Haefeli, Writing in Music: A Brief Guide, Oxford University Press, 2020.

Christian Thorau, “From Program Leaflets to Listening Apps: A Brief History of Guided Listening,” in Classical Concert Studies: A Companion to Contemporary Research and Performance, Routledge, 2021.

Richard J. Wingell, Writing about Music: An Introductory Guide, 4th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.


J. Michael Allsen, “Writing Concert Program Notes: A Guide for UWW Students.”

Stephanie Ann Boyd, “5 Questions to Lara Pelligrinelli,” I Care if You Listen.

Leonard Burkat, “Some Compose Music, Others Compose Program Notes,” New York Times.

Jeremy Denk, “Jetlagged Manifesto,” Think Denk.

Kyle Gann, “The Art of Humiliating Dead Composers,” PostClassic.

Gerald Klickstein, “6 Steps to Better Program Notes,”

Lara Pellegrinelli, “Want to Move Your Audiences? Start with Program Notes,” 21CM.

Denise Petzold, “From Text to Artefact: Approaching Concert Programs Anew,” Archives of Change: An Art Conservation Studies Approach to Innovating Classical Music.

Nigel Scaife, “Writing Programme Notes: A Guide for Diploma Candidates,” Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.


For additional resources on program notes, see websites linked below in the Individuals and Institutions section.



Sudip Bose, “Lenny’s Little Chats: Envy the Children Who Learned Music from the Maestro, Leonard Bernstein,” The American Scholar 75, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 117–21.

Javor Bracic, “The Art of Listening: Conversational Approach to Lecture Recitals,” DMA diss. (City University of New York, 2021).

Barrett Hipes, “The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach to Speaking from the Stage,” DMA diss. (City University of New York, 2017).

David Wallace, Engaging the Concert Audience: A Musician’s Guide to Interactive Performance, Berklee Press, 2018.


Angela Myles Beeching, “The ‘I Hate Public Speaking’ Solution for Musicians,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “Mindgames + Perfectionism + Your Audience,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “Secrets to Teaching Artistry Success for Musicians: How to Talk with Audiences,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “Solving the Problem of What to Say,”

Angela Myles Beeching, “Speaking from the Stage – The Secret to Success for Musicians,”

Gerald Klickstein, “How Not to Talk to Audiences,”

Gerald Klickstein, “Speaking from the Stage,”

Allen Matthews, “How to Talk in Performance, and Introduce Your Tunes in Style,” Classical Guitar Shed.

Michael J. Puri, “On the Lecture-Recital,” Musicology Now.


For additional resources on speaking, see websites linked below in the Individuals and Institutions section.



Angela Myles Beeching, music career services

Eric Booth, teaching artistry

Robert Greenberg, music appreciation lectures and courses

Rob Kapilow, concert presentations

Gerald Klickstein, music career services


Berklee / Boston Conservatory Career Center

DePaul School of Music Career Services

Eastman School of Music Institute for Music Leadership

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Entrepreneurship & Career Development, website and Youtube channel

New England Conservatory Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Peabody Conservatory LAUNCHPad

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Professional Development and Engagement Center