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Music Mentorship Program

bespoken is a mentorship program for women in classical, contemporary, and jazz music. Through professional one-on-one mentoring and group workshops, the program equips fellows with skill-building tools and support to develop successful ideas, goals, and projects to create rewarding careers in music.

WHAT WE DO

In 2018, co-founders Gina Izzo and Eunbi Kim launched bespoken, a mentorship program for women in classical, contemporary, and jazz music. Through professional one-on-one mentoring and group workshops, the program equips fellows with skill-building tools and support to develop successful ideas, goals, and projects to create rewarding careers in music.

 

In 2019, bespoken supported 17 fellows in the areas of:

 

  • website, biography, and resume oversight

  • marketing, and branding

  • creative project development such as releasing an album, performance/workshop opportunities

  • fundraising

  • commissioning projects

  • job applications and interviews

 

while providing support for achieving desired goals, building connections, and finding resources. The program provides motivation for fellows to become more active members of the community through connections and familiarity with an array of projects, organizations, and institutions. 

HOW IT WORKS

We put artistic visions into action through our one-on-one mentoring and workshops — structured yet personalized — designed to provide skills training, career oversight, and strategies for building a career as a music professional. Our one-on-one mentoring includes bio, resume, and website oversight, as well as creative project and brand development. Each participant will learn how to develop their marketing, PR, and management strategies, while exploring new modes of creative expression. There is no fee to apply. 

WHY WE DO IT

bespoken provides female identifying musicians with the necessary tools and leadership skills to create rewarding careers, develop their creative and artistic visions, while helping them navigate challenges they may face in the industry.