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Timmons to share music career tips during reading

Jill TimmonsJill Timmons, Linfield College professor emerita of music, will share insights on crafting a successful music career Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

Timmons will talk about her new book, “The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan,” which will be released March 19. The book focuses on building a career as a music artist by combining philosophical questions with practical advice and training. She will share personal insights about her processes writing the book and how she built her own career.

Timmons served as a professor at Linfield for more than three decades, from 1981 to 2012. She remains actively involved in mentoring students and recording her own music. A leading consultant in arts management, Timmons’ firm, Artsmentor LLC, has helped countless music organizations and individual artists meet the challenges of today’s market. She has performed as a pianist under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts and the United States Information Agency, and has been heard on National Public Radio. She has toured in concerts throughout the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Australia, France, Spain and Chile.

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, college librarian, at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.