There are more career opportunities for musicians than just performing and teaching. Below are a number of possible careers for musicians. If you need more information about these careers, you should talk to your music instructor. You can also check out the Music Resources page to find jobs and information.

Bands/Performing Groups

  • Background Vocalist
  • Dance Band
  • Floor Show Band
  • Session Musician

Church Music

  • Cantor
  • Choir Director
  • Organist
  • Praise and Worship Leader

Composing/Arranging

  • Arranging
  • Composing
  • Copyist
  • Lyricist
  • Orchestrator
  • Songwriter
  • Transcriber

Halls and Facilities

  • Concert Hall Manager
  • Sound Technician
  • Stage Manager

Instrument Repair/Restoration

  • Instrument Maker
  • Instrument Repair Technician
  • Piano Tuner

Music Business

  • Artist Representative
  • Booking Agent
  • Business Manager
  • Concert Promoter
  • Manager
  • Music Consultant
  • Music Editor
  • Music Executive
  • Music Publisher

Music Education

  • Campus Representative
  • College, University, or Conservatory Music Instructor
  • Independent Music Instructor
  • Private School Teacher
  • Public School Teacher

Music Retailing/Wholesaling

  • Department Manager
  • Music Salesperson
  • Music Shop Manager
  • Rack Jobber
  • Sales Representative
  • Store Clerk

Other Music Professions

  • Copywriter
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Therapist
  • Webmaster
  • Website Designer

Orchestra and Opera

  • Business Manager
  • Conductor
  • Concertmaster/Concertmistress
  • Director of Education Activities
  • Opera Singer
  • Orchestra Director/Manager
  • Orchestral Music Librarian
  • Public Relations
  • Section Leader
  • Section Member

Performance

  • Solo/Ensemble Instrumental
  • Vocalist

Publicity

  • Music Critic
  • Music Journalist
  • Publicist

Radio and Television

  • Copyright/Clearance
  • Administration
  • Disk Jockey
  • Music Director
  • Music Editing, Production, and Composing
  • Music License Administration
  • On Air Performance
  • Post Production
  • Program Director
  • Promotions
  • Research
  • Sound Mixing
  • Video Jockey
  • Voice Overs

Recording/Production

  • Artist
  • Coordinator/Administrator
  • Boom Operator
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Field Merchandiser
  • Intern
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Music Video Producer
  • Production
  • Promotions/Media Relations
  • Publicist
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Recording Engineering
  • Sales Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Technician
  • Talent Acquisition

Touring

  • Advance Contact
  • Publicist
  • Road Manager
  • Sound Technician
  • Tour Coordinator