What can I do with my MUSIC degree?

What can I do with my MUSIC degree?

Southeastern offers

  • Instrumental
  • Vocal
  • Piano Concentrations

Employers of Music Majors

  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Orchestras
  • Professional Bands
  • Television, Movie and Radio Industries
  • Advertising
  • Churches
  • Theatre
  • Publishing Organizations
  • Computer Software Industry
  • Party Business
  • Instrument Repair Shops
  • Retail Music Stores
  • Government Agencies such as U. S.
  • State Department - Cultural Affairs

Related Occupations for Music Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Advertising Music Reporter or Critic
Arranger Music Therapy
Arts Management Musician
Church Musician Piano Tuning
Composer Private Studio Teaching
Country Musician Professional Combos
Cultural Affairs Officer Professional Jazz, Rock, R & B
Disc Jockeys and Announcers Professional Orchestral Musician
Editor Professional Wedding/Party Planner
Engineer/Mixer Conductor Recording Industry
Film Scores Editor Resort Activities Programming
Funerals Service Retail Music Sales
Instrument Repair & Building Sales Representative
Library Arts School Teacher
Military Bands & Choruses Singer
Music Programming (radio) Staged Musical/Theatre
Music Promoter Studio Work (recording)
Music Publisher Voice Teacher
Music Publishing Specialist  


Preparing for a Job in Music

  1. Acquire computer skills.
  2. Seek part-time work in music stores or performing in local symphonies and choral productions, or singing for weddings and funerals, etc.
  3. Develop interpersonal skills.
  4. Network with professionals in the field.
  5. Sing in church or community choir or play an instrument in a band.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Music   Department of Music and Dramatic Arts
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Pottle Music Building, Room 102
    Telephone: (985) 549-2184

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