Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Music
Music majors may focus on a number of distinct areas of specialization: Performance, music theory, voice and teaching. Performance
students may specialize in developing skill with one musical instrument, while others may often specialize in a number of areas. Some
students pursue careers closely related to music, such as performers, educators, songwriters, conductors, arrangers, composers and
actors. Others choose careers behind the scenes, or in the business area of music in careers such as producers, engineers, managers,
agents, and in publishing and sales. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and
accomplishments. Thus, some graduates pursue careers in fields quite unrelated to music. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for many
entry-level positions, but for advancement in an area of specialization, an advanced degree may be required.
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (click on "Find Occupations")
Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles, www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on "Occupational Title Search")
Georgia Career Information Center, www.gcic.peachnet.edu (call the Career Center front desk at 706.542.3375 for the username and
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant if you need additional information or assistance.
Possible Job Titles of Music Graduates
(*As reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Asst. Band Director*