Bottom line, I needed an internship to graduate.
I knew this before I even declared my Arts Entrepreneurship degree, but I'd been avoiding trying to find one until the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Just about every internship I could find then was not paid, not relevant, or not feasible. At about the same time, though, IES announced a new internship program in Vienna. Vienna is a fantastic city for music - so much of what we play today originates from composers and musicians in Vienna hundreds of years ago. So, interning in Vienna, fulfilling my Arts Entrepreneurship intern requirement, and experiencing an unrivaled music culture - it was an opportunity hard to turn down.