Careers

While some music degree programs are designed to lead to a career in a particular aspect of music (teaching, performing, composing, post production, administration, further academic study), all music programs help to develop a wide range of skills that are transferable to both music and non-music careers.

Music-related careers that our alumni have had include:

  • Accompanist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Conductor
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Military Musician
  • Music Publisher
  • Opera Singer
  • Pop Musician
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Television Personality
  • Agent
  • Church Musician
  • Choral Singer
  • Film Producer
  • Music Editor
  • Music Therapist
  • Orchestra Player
  • Radio Music
  • Solo Performer
  • University Professor
  • Arranger
  • Composer
  • Educational Officer
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Music Librarian
  • Musical Theater
  • Piano Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Studio Teacher

Non-Music Careers that our alumni have had include:

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Politician
  • Senate Admin Assistant
  • Television Director
  • Clergy
  • Editor
  • Hospitality
  • Judge
  • Manager
  • Organic Food
  • Retail
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Web Master
  • Computer Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Information Security
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Personal Trainer
  • School Principal
  • Supreme Court Justice
  • Writer

Transferable Skills as experienced and reported by music alumni:

  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Self-discipline
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Comfort speaking in front of a group
  • Interpersonal
  • Ability to handle many projects at once
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving