Music Resources

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Job Titles

Actor Music Journalist Radio Disk Jockey
Band Director Music Promoter Radio Music Producer
Choral Director Music Store Manager Recording Company Producer
Church Music Minister Director Music Therapist Singer
Music Arranger Music Sales Specialist Sound Technician
Music Critic Musician Voice Teacher
Music Librarian Piano Teacher

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Communicative Flexible Perseverance
Courageous Imaginative Resilient
Creative Independent Self-disciplined
Dedicated Outgoing Self-promoter
Disciplined Patient Talented

Workplace Skills

Accept criticism
Attend music-related meetings and functions
Attend rehearsals
Demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythms
Direct school choir
Establish rapport with audiences
Evaluate student performance
Explain various vocal techniques
Lead warm-up exercises

Perform on stage
Plan and practice material
Plan lessons
Play musical instrument(s)
Possess finger and motor coordination
Supervise practice sessions
Work well with others

Job Postings

Education Select the "Teacher Lounge" icon to view menu list that includes job postings both in the US and abroad.

National Association for Music Education: Two key links on this site for general career guidance and information about the music industry as well as a link to job announcements in schools, colleges, and music administration. Current K-12 job positions available at public, private, vocational, and technical schools throughout the U.S.

Performance Music Careers: Insightful articles and helpful tips for performers looking to pursue a career in the music industry.

Choral Music

American Choral Directors Association
Missouri Choral Directors Association
ChoralNet - The Internet Center for Choral Music

Careers in Music: Great website to search jobs posted by employers, specifically for people perusing careers in the music field. Allows resume posting resources as well

Career Resources

Careers in Music: An excellent site from Berklee College of Music which includes information about careers in performance, film scoring, music therapy, music synthesis, music education and many more.

Musicians Exchange: A site for those seeking careers in music that do not involve "playing music." Descriptions of these careers are available as well. This page provides links to show and describe different possibilities for those interested in vocal careers.


Graduate Schools

Belmont University

Northwestern University

Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts

Truman State University

University of Cincinnati

University of Kansas

University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Oklahoma