The job opportunities for a career musician go to those who may have a bachelor's degree, play a variety of instruments, and have a wide range of styles in their repertoires. Many private and public universities across the United States offer associate's and bachelor's degree programs in music. Some universities also offer master's and doctoral degrees. If you want a job teaching music at a college or university, you must hold an advanced degree. In order to teach music at a public elementary or secondary school, you may need a degree in music education. Typical college courses include music theory, interpretation, composition, and conducting.
Music career options range from musician, singer, director, composer, and teacher to arranger (and, of course, rock star). For a steady, full-time job, look for positions with a symphony orchestra or a television and film production company.
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