Extension Division Faculty

Robert Besen
Career Development

Profile:
Robert Besen founded his own artist management company, BesenArts, in 1999 after serving two seasons as Managing Director of the Riverside Symphony. Prior to that, he was Associate Director of Concert Artists Guild, where he served on the staff since completing his Bachelor's degree in music at Harvard College in 1983. Besen created and implemented Concert Artists Guild's artist management program, through which he launched the careers of many of today's most successful young soloists and ensembles. Besen is an adjunct lecturer at the Mannes College of Music, where he teaches a course on career development, Booking Your Own Concert Engagements. He is also a frequent speaker on career development at other major universities and conservatories throughout the United States, as well as at the national conferences of Chamber Music America and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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