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What Can I Do With a Major in Music?

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Career Titles

  • Accompanist
  • Actor
  • Architectural Acoustic Monitor 
  • Armed Forces Band Member
  • Arranger
  • Arts Administrator/Manager
  • Band Leader
  • Booking Agent
  • Broadcast/Theater Technical Director
  • Cabaret Entertainer
  • Cantor
  • Church Music Director
  • Community Development
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Concert Promoter
  • Conductor
  • Copyright Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Cruise Director
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Disc Jockey
  • Engineer/Mixer
  • Film Music Editor
  • Instrument Repair/Restorer
  • Instrument Service Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Lyricist
  • Manufacturers Representative
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Critic
  • Music Education
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Promoter
  • Music Publishing Specialist
  • Music Reporter
  • Music Shop Owner/Manager
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Music Store Manager
  • Music Stringer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Musician
  • Orchestra Librarian
  • Organist
  • Piano Tuner
  • Professor
  • Promoter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Technician
  • Recreation Director
  • Royalties Broadcast Monitor
  • Sales Representative
  • Session Musician
  • Set/Stage Designer
  • Singer
  • Sound Technician
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Studio Musician
  • Synthesizer Specialist
  • Talent Agent
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Tour Manager
  • Transcriber
  • Union Contractor
  • Voice Teacher
  • Writer/Music Journalist

Employers
  • Advertising Agencies 
  • Amusement Parks
  • Armed Forces
  • Art Galleries
  • Booking and Talent Agencies
  • Casinos
  • Children's Theaters
  • Choirs
  • Churches/Synagogues
  • Coffee Shops
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Concert Halls
  • Conservatories
  • Council for the Arts
  • Cultural Affairs 
  • Department of Education
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Entertainment Companies
  • Film Production Companies
  • Film Studios
  • Home Studios
  • Hospitals
  • Industry Trade Papers
  • Instrument Repair Shops
  • Insurance Companies  
  • Law Firms  
  • Librarians
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Firms
  • Media Firms
  • Military
  • Museums
  • Music and Film Studios
  • Music and Video Stores
  • Music Companies
  • Music Enterprises
  • Music Industry Associations
  • Musical Theaters
  • National Archives
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Newspapers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Operas
  • Orchestras and Bands
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Private Parties/ Events
  • Production Companies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Radio
  • Recording Companies
  • Religious Institutions
  • School Districts
  • Self-Employment
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Symphony/ Orchestras
  • Theme Parks
  • Travel and Tourism Department
  • TV Studio

Skills 
  • Ability to keep audience's interests
  • Ability to read and write music 
  • Ability to use various sound equipment
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Awareness of music history
  • Basic reading, writing, editing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Concentrates and practices intensely for long periods
  • Confidence
  • Creativity 
  • Entertaining skills
  • Good stage presence
  • Humbleness
  • Knowledge of music terminology
  • Logical reasoning
  • Motivating people
  • Observation skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Outgoing attitude
  • Patience
  • Performance techniques
  • Perseverance
  • Physical stamina
  • Poise
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-discipline
  • Singing/instrumental talents
  • Teaching abilities
  • Versatility

Salary Information  

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2013 Average Starting Salary:
  • Performing Arts: $35,600
  • Specific Academic/Vocational Teacher Education: $41,800

Average Salary of SNC Music Graduates:

  • 2013: No salary data available 
  • 2012: No salary data available 
  • 2011: $25,001 - $35,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data 
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Music Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)


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