Austin has more live music venues per capita than such music hotbeds as Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or New York City.
Whether you perform in a coffee house, or in Carnegie Hall (as shown), take control of your destiny - instead of waiting endlessly for others to hand you a job.
Make a difference. Find new ways to move others as you have been moved...bring your music to them and show them why you practiced thousands of hours.
The Drapkin Institute for Music Entrepreneurship provides intensive programs and workshops that help musicians explore and develop exciting careers beyond the traditional job pathways. Workshops, lectures and classroom instruction will help you envision and forge a career as a music entrepreneur. Our one year immersive program offers unique instruction specifically tailored for college music performance graduates and professional musicians.
The Drapkin Institute is located in beautiful Austin, Texas, providing the perfect backdrop to our classroom instruction. Students will live in a vibrant arts community featuring all genres of music – from country to classical and jazz (and everything in between). Students can attend concerts featuring world-renowned performers and are encouraged to fully explore the Live Music Capital of the World.
Do you want to be noteworthy? Enroll in our thought provoking programs and learn how to envision and forge your own career while earning a living doing what you love – music.
Founder and Dean
The Drapkin Institute for Music Entrepreneurship