Careers in Music

There are many careers and job options available to musicians with the talent, skill, and imagination that we help you develop through your academic program.


  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Contractor
  • Teacher
  • Arts administrator
  • Music technologist


Performers find employment as:

  • Conductors
  • Solo and chamber musicians
  • Commercial or studio musicians
  • Ensemble players
  • Freelancers
  • Military ensemble performers


Composers work as:

  • Arrangers
  • Orchestrators
  • Film Composers
  • Copyists

Music Educators

Music educators teach in:

  • Private studios
  • Public schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community music schools
  • Early childhood music programs (Suzuki, Kindermusik, etc.)

There are many other positions in arts administration; artist management, media music, music retailing, instrument repair, manufacturing, and design, and the recording industry.