About Jill

About Performing Arts Consultant Jill Timmons

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Artsmentor, LLC is an international consulting firm that offers advice, advocacy, and coaching to music professionals. Whether you are a performing artist, composer, scholar, arts organization, non-profit, private teacher, or college/grad student, Artsmentor can assist you in developing your artistic vision and crafting a dynamic plan of action, providing you with critical tools and information to meet the challenges of today’s global market place.

Its founder and principal is Jill Timmons, DMA, NCTM who brings 30 years of experience as a concert pianist, recording artist, tenured college professor, and arts advocate to her work as an arts mentor. She holds dual citizenship in France and the US. You can find offices in Portland and on the central Oregon coast, plus Mer, France.

In her work as an arts mentor, she has been a consultant to state and regional divisions of the Music Teachers National Association, to colleges and universities, and to arts non-profits. She also served as an NEA state arts advocate for Oregon, Idaho and Arizona, and has worked as a career coach for hundreds of individual music professionals throughout the US.

As an award-winning author, Timmons has written extensively on the subject of career development for music professionals. Her best-selling career guidebook (The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan) is available through Oxford University Press and Amazon.com. Timmons is the recipient of the Wilk International Literary Prize from University of Southern California. Her passionate commitment to the power of the arts to transform individuals and society sculpts her work as an artist and as an arts mentor.

Read more about Jill’s performance career and sample press reviews here.