Career Paths in Music

    • A large body of research supports the study of music and enhanced academic achievement. Recently, neuroscientists have demonstrated that there is a causal connection between music study and cognitive growth. Music education has also been tied to improved language ability, and increased emotional resilience, empathy, attention span, focus and self confidence.

    • As a career path, the study of music can lead to employment in a variety of fields. Some of these paths require a college degree while others do not. In addition, many music career options could be pursued as a second income rather than full-time employment. Some career options for those interested in music include:

      • Music Educator
      • Audio Engineer
      • Disc Jockey
      • Composer
      • Advertising “Jingle” Writer
      • Song Writer
      • Sound Effect Artist
      • Singer
      • Background Vocalist
      • Arts Administrator
      • Performing Instrumentalist - solo or in a group
      • Voice Coach
      • Talent Agent