~ The Performing Artist’s Handbook ~ 

The Performing Artist's Handbook was the first book ever written for classical musicians and it went on to become a required text at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University School of Music, New England Conservatory, Duke University and the University of California, as well as at conservatories in England, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia.

Soon after its publication Janice Papolos was offered an adjunct faculty position at Manhattan School of Music where she taught a graduate course called "The Business of Music: Anatomy of a Career" for over two decades.

The research Janice Papolos conducted for Chamber Music America resulted in a monograph entitled "Can This Marriage Be Saved?: Interpersonal and Organizational Guidelines for Ensembles.” It was praised on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and subsequently was the basis for a program on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

Praise for The Performing Artist's Handbook

​"Janice Papolos is a gifted and insightful writer. She was the first to explore and untangle the inner workings of the classical music business, and her groundbreaking book has assisted countless opera singers and instrumentalists on their road to becoming fully realized professional musicians."

-Richard Elder Adams

Vice President Emeritus

Manhattan School of Music