Music

The Job Market

Performing and teaching are the two most common careers in music, but those alone don't begin to cover what music majors/minors can pursue once the graduate.

Many musicians typically combine performance with non performance work to experience fulfilling careers. The sky's the limit!

 

Examples of careers for the music major include the following:

  • Accompanist
  • Acoustician
  • Adjudicator/Clinician
  • Agent
  • Arranger
  • Arts, Entertainment and Contract Attorney
  • Arts Journalist/Reviewer
  • Arts/Personnel Management
  • Arts Marketing and Sales
  • Audio Production
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Copyist/Transcriber
  • Copyright Consultant
  • Cruise Ship Entertainer
  • Curator (Arts, Instruments and Manuscripts)
  • Editor
  • Film, T.V. Video Game Scorer
  • Foley Artist
  • Fundraiser/Grant Writer
  • Instrument Designer and Builder
  • Instrument Manufacturer
  • Instrument Repair
  • Intellectual Property Rights Attorney
  • Keyboard Technician/Piano Tuner
  • Lyricist
  • Music-Consultant
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Psychology
  • Music Store Owner
  • Music Theoretician
  • Music Therapy
  • Musical Theater/Pit Musician
  • Musicologist
  • Organ Builder/Tuner/Technician
  • Part Preparer
  • Performer !
  • Producer
  • Proofreader
  • Publisher
  • Radio
  • Recording
  • Session Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Sound and Stage Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Tour/Road Manager
  • Web Sound Designer

 

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