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Resettling Russian Musicians: From Émigré to Artist-Entrepeneur

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Terry L. Applebaum; Patricia Vile

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 69:2/3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Music)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Immigration; Soviet Jewry; Employment

Type: Report

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.