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Jobs in Music

Many people don't realize how many different kinds of jobs there are in the music business. 

This page lists many of the much needed jobs to make the music industry work. 

If any of these sound like something you are interested in click on the link at the bottom of the page to direct you to a website that explains that job or you can contact me.

Music Education

Elementary
Secondary
Higher Education (College Level)
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Ethnomusicologist
Private Studio
Music Supervisor/Administrator
Librarian

Performance

Instrumental, Pop/Rock/Jazz
Vocalist/Instrumentalist, Classical Music
Vocalist, Pop/Rock/Jazz
Conducting
Band - Amateur or Professional
Composer
Accompanist
Cantor/Hazan (see also Worship)

Music Business

Attorney, Music Business; Music Copyright
Instrument Sales Representative
Music Dealer Manager
Retail Music Sales
Advertising Executive
Booking Agent
Personal/Professional Manager
Business Manager
A&R Administrator or Coordinator
Publicist

Healthcare

Music Therapist
Speech Pathologist
Voice Therapist

Worship

Organ Player
Instrumentalist
Choir Director
Handbell Director
Cantor/Hazan

Music Production

Producer
Manager
Recording Engineer
Sound Technician
Mastering Engineer

Music Technology

Performing Synthesist
Digital Audio Editor
Sound Designer
Programmer

Music Publishing

Author
Critic
Journalist
Editor
Historian
Publisher
Arranger

Musical Theatre

Singer
Pit Musician
Sound Engineer
Composer
Music Director

Arranger

Instrument Making and Repair/Restoration 

Instrument Designer
Instrument Repair/Restoration

Movies/TV/Radio

Music Editor, Film & TV
Disc Jockey
Music Supervisor
Video Music

Administration

Arts Organization Position
Community Arts Manager
Performing Arts Administrator
Recreation Arts Coordinator
Community Development Specialist

Alternative Careers:

Tours/Road Work
Road Manager
Sound Technician
Tour Coordinator
Tour Publicist 

 

List Retrieved on April 15, 2009 From: http://www.menc.org/careers/view/career-center-career-glossary 

 

 

 

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