BE YOUR OWN MANAGER
At the beginning there were many questions – questions from classical musicians around the globe to two people who worked in the classical music world for decades – Bernhard Kerres and Bettina Mehne. Then they decided to write a book with many answers to all the questions they received. A podcast, workshops and courses followed. Today it is the BYOM Academy.
The book, Be Your Own Manager, is currently available in English and in Japanese. You can order it on Amazon, other digital platforms, and on our webpage.
The BYOM Academy offers a variety of career management and entrepreneurship courses for classical musicians. From the 12 week base course, to specialised workshops, individual coaching, group coaching and more.
Members of the BYOM Academy have created the nexTus Festival. They aim to present classical music in an innovative way and connect with audiences through their art while creating a new future together.
Bernhard Kerres does a regular podcast on managing your career as a classical musician. It is also called Be Your Own Manager Career Podcast. It is available on all major podcasting platforms.
The Be Your Own Manager academy gave me not only tools for successfully managing my career but also allowed me to find new friends and find a