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Possible Job Titles

Music Technology

  • Audio Producer
  • Audio Engineer
    -Studio
    -Film
    -Television
    -Video
    -Internet
    -Radio
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Audio Technician
  • Recording Studio Technology Specialist
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Synthesizer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Film/Media Composer
  • Music Technology Sales
  • Music Technology Marketing
  • Educational Music Technology specialist
  • Music Lab Manager
  • Music Lab Technician
  • Production Assistant

Performance

  • Studio musician
  • Recording technician
  • Church music director
  • Military musician
  • Conductor*
  • Composer
  • Artist-in-residence
  • Arranger

Business/Industry

  • Music/equipment salesperson
  • Media director
  • Uniform salesperson
  • Music store manager
  • Instrument technician
  • Booking Agent
  • Electronics technician
  • Background music designer
  • Instrument manufacturer
  • Copyright attorney*
  • Publicist
  • Music editor/publisher

Education/Communication

  • Teacher -Secondary or elementary
  • Professor*
  • Music critic
  • Arts columnist
  • Museum staff member
  • Musicologist*
  • Music librarian*
  • Curriculum designer*
  • Media consultant
  • Audio technician*
  • Private Studio

Human Services/Management

  • Music therapist*
  • City cultural events planner
  • Orchestra manager*
  • Group travel planner/tour manager*
  • Camp manager*
  • Community arts center director
  • Talent recruiter
  • Disc/video jockey
  • Performance center manager
  • Audiologist

Other

  • Performer/Entertainer
  • Music technician
  • Disc jockey
  • Concert soloist
  • Conductor/Director
  • Recording artist
  • Music librarian
  • Studio Arranger
  • Music/dance teacher
  • Arranger/orchestration
  • Jingle writer, advertising
  • Piano technician
  • Music arranger-manager
  • Copyrights
  • Lyricist
  • Music reporter, newspaper
  • Music video producer
  • Music critic
  • Musical instrument builder
  • Music historian
  • Musical creator
  • Music copyist
  • Orchestra
  • Musical theater
  • Composer
  • Music group road manager
  • Songwriter
  • Music recording engineer
  • Music manager
  • Music teacher
  • Salesperson/musical instrument
  • Accompanist
  • Actor/Actress
  • Advertising Executive
  • Announcer
  • Arts Management
  • Chamber Musician
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Computer Programmer
  • Conductor
  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • Fundraiser
  • Jazz/Pop Musician
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Studio Musician
  • Symphonic Musician

*Denotes need for additional education.

Typical Places of Employment

  • Colleges and schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Symphony/orchestra
  • Film companies
  • Public service organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Television/radio
  • Libraries
  • Churches
  • Historical societies
  • Musical theaters
  • Motion picture
  • companies
  • Record companies
  • Magazines
  • Retail (music-related business)
  • Advertising
  • Music publishers

Typical Work Activities

  • Composing, writing
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Working independently
  • Performing
  • Networking & self-promotion
  • Teaching singing/music
  • Rehearsing
  • Improvising

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Careers for Music Lovers and Other Tuneful Types
  • Great Jobs for Music Majors
  • Liberal Arts Jobs
  • Making Music Your Business
  • Playing for Pay: How to be a Working Musician

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

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