Minnesota Music Coalition‘s mentoring program is designed for musicians looking for advice from the region’s top music talent, covering all topics relevant to the music business from booking to songwriting to legal. Participants have an interview with Minnesota Music Coalition staff to determine goals and what they are looking for in a mentor; then they match them with an expert in that field. Over 80 musicians (high school through 65+) have participated in this program in the last year. Both mentors and mentees say they have benefited from the program, many forming lasting relationships as a result.
Both mentors and mentees say they have benefited from the program, many forming lasting relationships as a result.
“The mentoring program matched me up with a great mentor…gave me tips on putting together a set list and improving my performing skills. The staff at MMC has helped me connect with other musicians and has given me a place to go for guidance.” – Singer-songwriter
“Thanks so much for connecting me with Chris Roberts! He and I met up today and had a really rich, wonderful conversation about music, radio, and all sorts of career stuff. He’s such a supportive, enthusiastic person and had such great advice and creative ideas to share. You’ve got mad mentorship matchmaking skills!” –Musician, arts professional
“Just a note that Anna and Lydia totally hit it off! In fact, they are playing a gig together this coming Sunday at the Amsterdam. So thankful for the intro!” –Mother of 16 year-old artist