What Can you Do with a degree in Music?

What Can you Do with a degree in Music?

A degree in music may not seem that useful. Either you are musical or you aren’t; you can’t teach that! Incorrect! There are many components and elements of a music related degree and many career paths to follow.

Some of the careers or jobs available to students who pursue and receive a degree in music include:

  • Arranger
  • Artistic director; for plays, shows, television or movies, someone must be in charge of the music and the magic that makes these so entertaining and enjoyable.
  • Arts management
  • Choral Director; whether for young children or grown adults, directing a choir is a job that is still relevant and important and needed all over the world.
  • Professor, teacher; with a postgraduate degree, you can share your passion for music with others and teach the young minds of tomorrow about the importance and significance of music.
  • Composer; You can create pieces of music for different reasons and purposes.
  • Audio production/producer; this speaks for itself but is a job that requires a specialized set of skills that a degree in music can help you attain.
  • DJ
  • Event management; you can organize, manage and plan events that are musical and help curate, for example, an amazing lineup for a music festival.
  • Museum curator; combining music and history, museums are often looking for those who have a deeper understanding of the items within the museum.
  • Lyricist; developing meaningful lyrics for artists is an important job whether for big names or home town heroes.
  • Marketing related roles; your understanding of past, present and future music can help you become a successful part of the marketing world, in or outside of the music scene.
  • Agent; finding talent artists for different purposes requires knowing what talent looks like.
  • Performer; sing or play your heart out and share your passion with the world.
  • Sound technician or engineer
  • Music therapy; help rehabilitate those who have suffered trauma or injury using the healing power of music.