Entrepreneurship Education implies:

  •     An understanding of the concept of entrepreneurship;
  •     The development of entrepreneurial skills and competencies;
  •     The opportunity to test one's skills as an entrepreneur.

One of the great myths surrounding entrepreneurship is that it is concerned solely with the creation of a new business. In fact, entrepreneurship plays a vital role in helping students and future members of the work force to develop their capacity to embrace change and opportunity.

Challenges to developing entrepreneurial skills are considerable but by no means insurmountable. 
Common hurdles indicated by musicians include:

  • The time needed for practising and fulfilling degree requirements;
  • A host of organizational skills;
  • A capacity to sustained motivation and an ability to collaborate;
  • The pressure of intense competition and resourcing projects;
  • Knowing how to build audience;
  • The ability to navigate through the complexities of issues related to intellectual property rights/fair pay.

Frequently given reasons given for a lack of interest in entrepreneurship include:

  •    The belief that an artist need not concern himself with an "economic" practice;
  •    The fear of "selling out“ or compromising artistic values and practices;
  •   The belief that business skills can always be acquired later and are thus not of immediate concern.

The fears associated with entrepreneurship are eloquently described by Jeffrey Nytch here.

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