A major in music requires a thorough knowledge of music, the ability to interpret music, and study with an accomplished musician, and training at a university in order to acquire the skills necessary for success. Most people who enter music begin studying an instrument or voice at an early age. Careers in music can be grouped into five categories, including performers/conductors, composers/arrangers, teachers, historians and therapists. High quality performance in this field requires constant study, practice and self-discipline.
Jazz StudiesMusic Education
Music Performance PianoPiano Pedagogy
Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
(To research these titles and more go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook . and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library)
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Music degree, on an average, start at about $35,000 a year.
For more information on salaries click hereHowever, salaries will depend on the specific position/job. For more information check out: Music Industry Salaries
Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.American Federation of MusiciansAmerican Music CenterAmerican Music Therapy AssociationAmerican Society of Composers, Musicians, and AuthorsConductors Guild
National Organizations or Databases http://www.creativejobscentral.com/music-jobs/http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/jcat.asp?jcat=119http://www.mediawebsource.com/musicjobs.htmhttp://www.musicalchairs.info/index.htmhttp://www.musicianscontact.com/http://www.mymusicjob.com/http://us.music-jobs.com/Local Organizations or Databaseshttp://www.floridaorchestra.org/http://myfoa.org/
Local Programs - Master of Music and other related programsFlorida Atlantic UniversityFlorida International UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of MiamiUniversity of South FloridaNational Programs - Master of Music and other related programsGeorgia State University University of AlabamaUniversity of GeorgiaOther resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Music in Music.
Jazz Studies: Artistic; Enterprising; Social (AES)Performance: Artistic; Enterprising (AE)
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