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.


Music Reporter or Critic


Music Therapy

Arts Management


Church Musician

Piano Tuning


Private Studio Teaching

Country Musician

Professional Combos

Cultural Affairs Officer

Professional Jazz, Rock, R & B

Disc Jockeys and Announcers

Professional Orchestral Musician


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


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.



Links for Music Majors


More Info from Career Services


Contact Information

Department of Music and Dramatic Arts
Pottle Music Building Room 102
Tel: 985-549-2184