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Tessitura Center for Professional Development

Comprehensive Courses

Get in-depth training on Tessitura configuration and best practices

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Comprehensive Courses

These courses offer in-depth training of Tessitura configuration and best practices over the course of six weeks, including one week of in-person education.

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    Overview of Tessitura terminology and structures

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    Video lessons and industry seminars

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    Tools to track progress and skills

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    Hands-on exercises in a personal training database

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    In-depth training on Tessitura configuration

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    50+ hours of in-person training and lab time

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    Deepen community connections with your cohort of engaged professionals

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    Take-home materials to help you implement new skills

“The training really was a game-changer for us and for our organization. We’ve been able to implement so much of what we learned.”

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Christine Freiburger, TCPD Graduate
Donor Relations Manager
Wadsworth Atheneum

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Gina Gentile, seated, looking up at a person standing nearby

“The Tessitura instructors were GREAT teachers. I told them this is by far the best systems training class I’ve ever taken.”

QuoteGina Gentile, The Dallas Opera

A notebook with "Tessitura Center for Professional Development" on the cover. Behind it, a person's hand on a wireless mouse

“Training with TCPD gave me the comprehensive education I needed. I feel I can now confidently tackle Tessitura.”

QuoteKiotta Marshall, Indiana University

Tom Norcott, seated and looking at his laptop. An instructor is pointing at something on his screen.

“The class opens up the possibilities that lie within the software, and the instructors act as guides on the journey of discovery for you and your fellow classmates.”

QuoteTom Norcott, American Museum of Natural History

Megan McCranie, seen from the shoulders up, outdoors, looking forward and smiling slightly.

“This course was the perfect testing ground to become more confident in doing my job effectively. It was comprehensive and, most importantly, empowering for someone new to the system.”

QuoteMegan McCranie, Kansas City Starlight Theatre

Morgan Gavaletz, looking to the left and slightly smiling

“The teachers made the class for me: they made the learning fun. They made it accessible. ”

QuoteMorgan Gavaletz, Ogunquit Playhouse

Course Structure

Comprehensive courses begin with 10 virtual lessons, followed by a week-long immersive classroom experience. The course culminates in an online group project where students use their new skills to design a Tessitura solution to a real-world scenario. The course is taught by three highly experienced Tessitura staff instructors, ensuring a high level of teacher interaction. The instructors' broad experience helps inform an in-depth understanding of best practices from across the arts and cultural sector..

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    Ten video lessons to be completed over two weeks. Instructors are actively involved in online class discussions and can answer questions during daily office hours

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    One week of intensive in-person learning with expert Tessitura instructors. Classroom training is combined with lab time for hands-on practice

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    Three weeks to complete an online group project: put your new knowledge into practice by designing a Tessitura solution to a real-world scenario

Two people seated at a long table or desk, leaning toward each other and looking at a laptop screen.

“Training with TCPD gave me the comprehensive education that I needed, and I feel I can now confidently tackle Tessitura.”

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Kiotta Marshall, Indiana University
TCPD graduate

Take your place alongside a growing number of engaged arts and cultural professionals as a TCPD graduate.

We'd love to chat with you about how the Tessitura Center of Professional Development can support your organization.

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