Finding a career in music is a multi-faceted experience that can take you places you never thought imaginable.

male student in Mideval peasant costume sings with both arms outstretchedNarrowing your musical career focus down to just a few options can be difficult, especially for an industry like music. Here are tips to make sure you get the most out of your music degree:

  • Be as versatile as possible until your brand is established.
  • Connect with as many people as you can. Relationships drive music careers.
  • Hone your talent and realize there is a place for you. Position yourself in your market as the go-to person for your particular skill or talent.
  • Non-music businesses are seeking creative ways to use music-related services, so musical opportunities are expanding.
  • Take responsibility for creating your own success and dare to be different.

Career Possibilities in Music

There’s more than performing when it comes to maximizing your music degree, and it helps that Wingate University offers several different concentrations within the program, opening you up to career options such as:

  • Audiologists
  • Choreographers
  • Composers
  • Ministers of Music
  • Music Directors
  • Music Educators
  • Music Therapists
  • Radio and TV Producers
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Talent Agents
  • Worship leaders

Related Organizations and Industries

There are many industries outside of traditional music performance and instruction that look for graduates with an ear for music and the talent that comes with it. For instance:

  • Festival Organizations
  • Media Firms
  • Music and Film Studios
  • Music Therapy Centers
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Production Companies
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing Firms

These organizations are just a few of the many that are clamoring for music professionals with specialized skill sets. Those skills include:

  • Demonstrating creativity and artistic expression and practicing intensely for long periods.
  • Developing creative writing skills and having the ability to explain concepts and processes.
  • Learning to evaluate ideas, sources and presentations.
  • Measuring media effects and possessing strong attention to detail.
  • Planning and presenting specific viewpoints and interpretations.

Earning a degree in music can take you on an extraordinary journey after graduation. Take hold of your talent and make it your career.