Artsmentor, LLC is an international consulting firm that offers advice, advocacy, and coaching to music professionals. Its founder and principal is Jill Timmons, DMA, NCTM who brings 35 years of experience as a concert pianist, recording artist, tenured college professor, and arts advocate to her work as an arts mentor. Whether you are a performing artist, private teacher, composer, scholar, college/grad student, an arts organization, or a non-profit, Artsmentor can offer you strategies that may help you develop your artistic vision and craft a dynamic plan of action, providing you with critical tools and information to meet the challenges of today’s global market place.
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 performing artist for Oregon, Idaho and Arizona, and has worked as a career coach for hundreds of individual music professionals throughout the US and abroad. She holds dual citizenship in France and the US and divides her time accordingly.
As an award-winning author, Timmons has written extensively on the subject of career development for music professionals. Her groundbreaking career guidebook is available through Oxford University Press (The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan). 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.