Resettling Russian Musicians: From Émigré to Artist-Entrepeneur
Publication Date: January 1993
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 69:2/3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Immigration; Soviet Jewry; Employment
Coverage: Illinois United States
The economic climate for musicians is not encouraging; it is even more difficult for emigres. To better understand the needs and opportunities for Russian musicians in the American marketplace, the Chicago JVS surveyed emigre musicians and developed a Musical Advisory Committee. Through evaluations of their performing ability, networking workshops, and public relations efforts, the JVS is encouraging Russian musicians to become entrepreneurs; that is, free-lance musicians.