Careers in Music

Careers in Composition

Arranger, producer, orchestrator, composer, film scorer/composer, jingle writer, songwriter, transcriber, copyist, conductor

Careers in Contemporary Writing and Production

Arranger, producer, orchestrator, composer, film scorer/composer, jingle writer, songwriter, transcriber, copyist, conductor

Careers in Electronic Production and Design

MIDI technician, programmer, performing synthesist, music sequencer, sound designer

Careers in Film Scoring

Film composer, music editor, music supervisor/director, film arranger/adapter, film conductor, film music orchestrator, synthesis specialist, theme specialist

Careers in Jazz Composition

Jazz composer, jingle writer, film scorer/composer, arranger (adaptor), songwriter, orchestrator, conductor, copyist, educator/teacher, transcriber, editor (print music publishing)

Careers in Music Business/Management

Advertising executive, booking agent, business manager, field merchandiser, music publisher, personal manager, professional manager

Careers in Music Education

Choir director, college/conservatory/university music educator, elementary school music teacher, music supervisor, private instructor, secondary school music teacher

Careers in Music Production and Engineering

MIDI engineering, music director, producer, program director, recording engineer, studio director or manager

Careers in Music Therapy

Music therapist, creative arts therapist, health care delivery professional (potential settings include hospitals, hospice facilities, substance abuse programs, oncology treatment centers, pain/stress management clinics, correctional facilities, and special education settings)

Careers in Performance

Vocal/instrumental soloist, session musician, general business musician, performing artist, orchestra/group member, background vocalist, floor show band

Careers in Professional Music

Performance careers for vocalists and those who play bass, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, and woodwinds

Careers in Songwriting

Composer, jingle writer, lyricist, producer/songwriter, singer/performing songwriter, staff or freelance songwriter