Have you always loved performing and wanted to compose and showcase your own music or be part of a musical group or orchestra? A degree in Music will expose you to a vast diversity of music styles, from classical to jazz, from traditional world music to contemporary repertoires and electronic and digital music application. Your study will combine course and studio work in music history and theory as well as composition and musical arrangement. Furthermore, you will have the exciting opportunity to perform in public concerts and recitals, as soloist and as part of ensembles.

Career Options in Music

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Music degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Music than others.

  • Broadcaster
  • Composer
  • Concert Promoter
  • Conductor
  • Critic
  • Curator
  • Editor/Publisher
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Film Researcher/Consultant
  • Fundraiser
  • Instrument Maker/Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Music Industry Journalist
  • Music Industry Agent
  • Music Therapist
  • Musician
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Orchestra Director
  • Performing Artist
  • Producer
  • Radio Host
  • Recording Artist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Specialist
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Stage Crew Manager
  • Stage Designer
  • Talent Scout
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Administrator
  • Vocal Coach
  • Vocalist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.