Careers in Music
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Degree in

Teaching certification is also available that would lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Music. See College of Education and Allied Professions for more information.

What jobs are available?

Music therapist, Teacher/supervisor, Conductor/director, Music librarian, Arranger/ composer, Vocal or instrument performer, Radio/television/film, Recording industry.

Who employs Music majors?
  • Public and private schools
  • Special education facilities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Churches
  • Record companies and recording studios
  • Radio, television, and film studios
  • Night clubs and theme parks
  • Many are self-employed
  • Nursing homes and hospitals
  • Bands, choirs, and orchestras
  • Music-related publications
  • Entertainment law firms and businesses
  • Music shops
  • Colleges and universities
  • Conservatories and large libraries
Good skills or traits for Music majors:
  • Musical talent and skill including a good ear for pitch and sounds.
  • Enjoy performing in front of others and have good self confidence.
  • Able to accept criticism and use it as a means to enhance your ability.
  • Be disciplined in your work habits.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
  • Degree in music education qualifies graduates for state certificate to teach music in elementary or secondary school.
  • Master's or PhD. is usually required to teach advanced courses in music in colleges or universities. An MLS is required for library work.
  • Advanced vocal or instrument training.
  • Take business management or journalism courses to work in the non-performing part of the industry.
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