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Careers in Music

List derived from David Baskerville's Music Business Handbook for Music Department of Pasadena City College

Creative Careers

  • Professional Songwriter, Librettist, Lyricist
  • Composer - classical
  • Composer - film/TV music, commercials, jingles
  • Composer - school band & orchestra music
  • Composer of Show Music
  • Composer of Film/TV Music
  • Composer of Dramatic Music
  • Composer of Educational Materials
  • Composer of Children's Music
  • Composer of Serious Music
  • Arranger/Orchestrator - band, orchestra, choral, jazz, pop
  • Music Editor
  • Music Journalist, Critic
  • Music Historian - studios, museums, universities
  • Music Copyist
  • Graphic Artist

Producing/Directing

  • Music Director
  • Conductor - Orchestral, Choral
  • Record Producer
  • Theatrical Producer/Director
  • Film & Video - producer, director, editor, sound effects
  • Music Publications - editor, writer, researcher, copyist, lay-out, marketing
  • Music Software
  • Music Director
  • Conductor
  • Record Producer

Performing Careers

  • Instrumentalist - soloist, symphony, theater, studio, dance orch, jazz, pop & rock, church, school, clubs, cruises,
  • Vocalist - soloist, opera, music theater, chorales, church, school, jazz, pop & rock, etc.
  • Singer/Instrumentalist - studio work, film, TV, armed forces
  • Clinician

Teaching and Education

  • Private Studio Teacher - home or music store
  • School Music Teacher - pre-school, K-12
  • Music Supervisor / Administrator
  • Music Consultant
  • College Music Instructor
  • Music Therapist

Business

  • Instrument Repair
  • Piano & Organ Tuning
  • Music Publishing - management, editors, copyists, proofreaders, marketing
  • Music Manufacturing - development, production, marketing
  • Instrumental Maker
  • Equipment - designer, maintenance
  • Merchandising - sales, management, advertising
  • Music Importer, Wholesaler
  • Musicians Union - administrator, office work, coordinator

Careers in Allied Fields

  • Music Therapy
  • Music Audiologist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Communications,
  • Churches and Synagogues - soloist, cantor, choir director, liturgist, organist, praise groups
  • Music Tour Director - school, community and professional groups, individuals
  • Professional Group Tours - manager, promoter, roady, sound engineer
  • Architect / Acoustician

Recording / Entertainment Industry

  • Artist and Songwriter
  • Manager, Agent, Promoter
  • Studio Arranger, Orchestrator, Copyist
  • Contractor, Leader, Sideman
  • Music Industry Attorney - copyright, personal, etc
  • Paralegal
  • Recording Engineer - mixing, mastering
  • Radio/TV - announcer, librarian, manager, program director, station broker
  • Theater/Concert HAll - manage, technician, booking agent, promoter