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Most students think of teaching and performing when thinking about what to do with a music degree, but there are many more options open to music majors.
Musicians today often combine jobs that involve performance and non-performance work. From arranger to arts administrator, educator to music event planner, musicologist to music development for video games—there are so many ways to turn a music major into a fun and rewarding career. And, with new careers continuing to emerge as therapeutic uses of music expand and music business and copyright becomes increasingly complex, new music-related careers are being created all the time.
Career Coach is a resource for exploring career options. It is designed to help students find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training.
STRATEGIC NATIONAL ARTS ALUMNI PROJECT
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), administrated by Indiana University, provides annual information about current occupations of arts alumni, where artists reside, education satisfaction and how many arts alumni have gone on to earn graduate degrees. Start exploring majors, skills, degrees, occupations and earnings.
MAJORING IN MUSIC
Check out the resources provided by MajoringinMusic.com to learn more about the ways you can pursue your education in music and turn your passion into a career you love.
HEALTH AND SAFETY WITHIN VISUAL AND PERFOMING ARTS
Health is becoming an increasingly serious issue in the arts community. The National Association of Schools of Music recommends that students in particular are educated and aware of health and safety issues that those in the visual performing arts face. Please read and familiarize yourself with the medical issues visual and performing arts students face. It is important to understand that these problems exist and that help is available.