Career Transitions for Artists

Career Transitions for Artists equips performing artists with information about alternative career pathways to contribute to the arts, as administrators, coaches, agents, or other roles.

This full-day seminar at our National Opera Center helps artists identify transferable skills they already possess and introduces the business of opera.

Supportive faculty from inside and outside the field address topics such as transferable skills, the business structure of opera companies, long-range financial planning, and success stories from artists who have transitioned to new careers.

Career Transitions for Artists is supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Program Details

Discover alternative career pathways and get the guidance you need to transition to a career offstage. This daylong program will help you harness your existing talents, align your skills with other roles in the field, and chart your course to another fulfilling stage in your career.

When you register, you will participate in a curriculum that includes:

  • Identifying and Harnessing Strengths
  • Resume Adaptations
  • Adapting your Skills
  • Transitioned Artist Panel

Past faculty have included Ana de Archuleta (President & CEO, ADA Artist Management), Khori Dastoor (General Director, Opera San Jose), Aaron Sanko (Managing Director, Uzan International Artists), Jeri Sedlar (Author, Don't Retire, Rewire!), Karen Slack (Artistic Advisor, Portland Opera), and Tiffany Soricelli (Financial Advisor, Marshall & Sterling Wealth Advisors).

Upcoming Dates and Costs

Career Transitions for Artists takes place in the early spring.

$25 for members
$45 for non-members

Dates for 2020–2021 will be announced.

For more information, contact us at or 646.699.5240.