Career Options for Musicians

The Desautels Faculty of Music celebrates the achievements of generations of alumni who have distinguished themselves in many music and arts-related professions.

PERFORMANCE
  • Solo or collaborative performer
  • Symphony/chamber orchestra musician
  • Chamber Musician
  • Musical theatre, opera or ballet pit orchestra musician
  • Military band musician
  • Studio musician
  • Pop or folk musician
  • Rock/jazz band musician
  • Churchor synagogue musician
EDUCATION
  • Private studio teacher
  • Public or private school teacher
  • University professor or administrator
  • Music conservatory teacher
  • Music or arts education supervisor or administrator
  • Educational consultant
  • Music librarian
CONDUCTING
  • Symphony or chamber orchestra conductor
  • Choral conductor
  • Musical theatre, opera or ballet pit orchestra conductor
  • Military bandor military choir conductor
  • Conductor for commercials, radio and television productions, or film soundtracks
  • Community band, orchestra or vocal ensemble conductor
  • Jazz band leader
  • Church or synagogue music director
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING
  • Educational composer or arranger for instrumental/vocal solo, school/community band, orchestra, vocal ensemble or choir
  • Composer/arranger for professional instrumental/vocal solo, band, orchestra, vocal ensemble, chamber music, opera or choir
  • Musical theatre, opera, or ballet composer or orchestrator
  • Television or film composer or orchestrator
  • Composeror arranger for television and radio commercials
  • Pop or folk composer or arranger
HEALTH/COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • Audiologist
  • Music therapist
  • Recreation arts coordinator
  • Summer program or camp music staff or director
PUBLISHING/PROMOTION/MEDIA
  • Notation software specialist or designer
  • Musicianship skills software designer
  • Music copyist
  • Music editor
  • Graphic artist
  • Copyright expert
  • Marketing or promotions director
  • Publishing sales
  • Arts and entertainment production manager
  • Talent agent or coordinator
  • Union representative
  • Director in television or radio,
  • Choreographer
  • Audio technician
  • Audio producer
  • Music journalist or critic
  • Musician contractor
  • Music producer
  • Video producer, director or engineer
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN
  • Digital instrument designer or manufacturer
  • Acoustic instrument designer or manufacturer
  • Piano or organ technician or tuner
  • Sound or recording engineer
  • Mastering technician
  • Studio designer
  • Acoustical consultant or engineer
  • Studio manager or producer
MUSIC BUSINESS/ARTS ADMINISTRATION
  • Music retailer owner, sales, or manager
  • Musical instrument retailer
  • Sales representative for instrument manufacturer
  • Music, CD and video distributor
  • Arts centre/organization administrator
  • Production management
  • Talent agent or arts manager
  • Concert promoter or concert series presenter
  • Ticket sales coordinator or box office coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Performing arts centre staff or management
  • Fundraising

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