Consulting Services for Performing Artists

Letterbox Arts principal Shirley Hunt is pleased to offer the following services in Boston, New York, and beyond.  
Contact us for rates and availability.

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Career Coaching

Are you looking to change your approach to your freelance career (but aren't sure where to start)?  Don't panic – we can help.  Our signature one-on-one consultations help clients gain the clarity and confidence they need to leverage a more rewarding, more lucrative arts career.

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Consulting Services

Looking to book more of your projects and performances on the world's concert stages? We can help you get serious about it.  Let us help you design and implement effective booking strategies, concert proposals, press kits, cover letters, and web & media materials.

Producing Services

Are you a soloist or ensemble in need of a producer for your next recording?  We can help you plan, organize, and run your recording sessions  – as well as provide detailed session notes and carefully marked scores for use during editing and post-production.


What Clients Are Saying

Shirley is a goddess of all things musical and administrative!
— David McCormick, violinist & Artistic Director, Early Music Access Project
Shirley presented the material so clearly and directly, and listened to us openly and warmly. Boston is so lucky to have someone with her skill set in the community!
— Eve Boltax, violist | Cardamom Quartet & Patchtax
Shirley’s extensive experience shines through in her expertly individualized advice. Her guidance with my materials and career strategy helped me to secure an agent and gain access to that ‘next level’ of performing opportunities. I cannot recommend her consulting services highly enough!
— Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
As producer, Shirley was a powerful catalyst for my recording session. Organized and always musically alert, she kept me calm—no mean feat—and focused her efforts on only the most productive takes. I would trust Shirley’s stylistic versatility and keen ear on any project.
— David Richmond, bassoon
Life as a freelance musician can be extremely daunting. Fortunately, with Shirley Hunt on my side I truly feel I have an ally in my career. With her extensive experience in arts administration as well as being an accomplished performer herself, she has insights into the business that few others have. Shirley’s boundless enthusiasm for what she does is infectious, and our work together has already begun to show great benefits for me in my performing career.
— Chris Belluscio, historical trumpet specialist
Working with Shirley has been amazing! After our first meeting, positive things started to happen right away — it was almost uncanny. She is very methodical and yet her sessions are a lot of fun. Her skills as a consultant are invaluable not only because she’s a fantastic musician herself, but because she has tons of experience with the business and administrative side of things as well. She is kind, thoughtful, and unfailingly supportive — I can’t recommend her highly enough!
— Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Shirley is knowledgeable, passionate, creative, supportive, sensitive, and super friendly! We are truly grateful for her hard work, creativity and encouragement. Thank you, Shirley!
— Akiko Sato, harpsichordist & Artistic Director of Les Bostonades
I really can’t recommend working with Shirley Hunt strongly enough. After our first meeting a year ago, I began to implement the career strategies and changes she suggested — since then, I landed professional management for my singing career.

Shirley is my go-to whenever I need a second set of eyes and ears to push me forward. She has the background and detailed business mindset to help any musician in any style at any state of their career. She is attentive, an excellent listener, a hard worker, and knows what she’s doing. The investment in your career is worth it!
— Emily Thorner, soprano