Careers in Music

Careers in Music

Students studying music at Berklee graduate prepared to excel in a wide array of careers, including but not limited to opportunities within the fields below.

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/adapter, 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, secondary school music teacher, elementary school music teacher, music supervisor, private instructor

Careers in Music Production and Engineering

MIDI engineer, music director, producer, program director, recording engineer, studio director/manager

Careers in Music Therapy

Music therapist, creative arts therapist, health care delivery professional in hospitals, hospice facilities, substance abuse programs, oncology treatment centers, pain/stress management clinics, correctional facilities, or special education settings

Careers in Performance

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

Careers in Professional Music

Performance careers for vocalists, bassists, brass musicians, guitarists, percussionists, pianists, string players, and woodwind players

Careers in Songwriting

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