Music

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Arranger
  • Booking Manager
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Director
  • Choral Director
  • Concert Manager
  • Conductor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Instrument Repairer/Tuner
  • Instrumental Musician
  • K-12 Music Teacher
  • Media/Entertainment Law*
  • Music Business Administration
  • Music Critic
  • Music Librarian*
  • Music Store Owner
  • Music Therapist*
  • Private Tutor/Teacher
  • Professor*
  • Radio Announcer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sales/Marketing/Promotion
  • Singer
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound/Audio Technician
  • Talent Agent
  • Theater/Media Director
  • Writer/Composer

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Children’s Programs
  • Conservatories
  • Entertainment/Hospitality Industry
  • Music Business Industry
  • Orchestras, Ensembles, & Choirs
  • Recording Studios
  • Religious Organizations
  • Self Employed
  • Universities and Colleges

Minnesota Employers

  • All Things Musik
  • American Public Media
  • Capistrant Music Studio
  • Central MN Mental Health Center
  • City of Apple Valley
  • City of Maple Grove
  • Elk River Community Education
  • Great River Chorale
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • MakeMusic, Inc.
  • Peppercorn Children’s Theatre
  • Presbyterian Homes
  • University of MN

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$36,000-$73,000

May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Aesthetics
  • Artistic
  • Commitment
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Expressive
  • Instructional skills
  • Interpretative skills
  • Listening
  • Love of music
  • Organizational skills
  • Performing arts
  • Perseverance
  • Problem solving
  • Writing skills