What Can I Do With a Major in…
Music? Cedar Crest College offers a well-rounded look at the practice, theory and history of music with an emphasis on vocal and instrumental performances. As a music major at Cedar Crest, you will develop your skills in music performance and theory through a combination of classroom instruction and onstage experience. A distinctive advantage of a small liberal arts college is the personalized attention you will receive from our versatile faculty. Our music professors provide a combination of academic skill and experience as professional performers. Because of this background, Cedar Crest’s faculty is better able to focus and enhance each student’s skill instrumentally and/or vocally, while also offering a diverse approach to the discipline as a whole. Each year, music majors and non-majors have the opportunity to participate in two musical performances. Also, applied music lessons are offered to all students who wish to continue with voice or an instrument—or who would like to begin to study voice or an instrument for the first time, regardless of major.
Skills Associated with Music Majors: Concentration Self-expression Creativity Ability to meet deadlines Dedication Critical observation skills Self-discipline Appreciation for beauty Ability to adapt to public scrutiny and/or criticism Ability to speak articulately, listen introspectively, and make keen observations Self-expression and fulfillment
Sample Career Titles**: Architectural Acoustic Monitor Journalist Armed Forces Band Member Manufacturers’ Representative Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Music Attorney Person Music Copyist Community Development Music Critic Specialist Music Director Community/Public Service Music Librarian Administrator Music Promoter Composer/Arranger Music Publishing Specialist Conductor Music Reporter Copywriter Music Software Programmer Cruise Social Director Music Store Manager Disc Jockey Music Stringer Editor Music Teacher Educator Music Therapist Engineer/Mixer Musician Film Music Editor Narrator Instrument Service & Repair Orchestra Librarian Specialist Piano Tuner **Some careers may require further training and/or educational degree.
Professional Entertainer Public Relations Specialist Publicist Recording Engineer Recording Technician Recreation Director Religion Music Director Royalties Broadcast Monitor Sales Representative Singer Sound Technician Studio Technician Studio Musician Synthesizer Specialist Technical Writer Theatre Performer Tour Manager Union Contractor Voice Teacher
Some Employers of Music Majors: Recording Studios Music Publishing Companies College/University Council for the Arts Radios
Magazines/Newspapers Theater Restaurants Museums Schools
Professional Organizations for Music Majors: American Federation of Musicians www.afm.org The National Association for Music Education www.nafme.org National Music Publishersâ€™ Association www.nmpa.org Theatre Musicians Association www.afm-tma.org
Websites for Music Majors: The College Central Network www.collegecentral.com/cedarcrest
National Endowment for the Arts www.nea.gov
Solo Performer www.soloperformer.com
Greater Phila Cultural Alliance http://www.philaculture.org/jobs
O*NET OnLine http://online.onetcenter.org
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco Entertainment Careers www.entertainmentcareers.net
For More Information on Majoring in Music Visit: Roxanne Amico, Chair TCC 332 610-606-4666 ext. 3619 email@example.com bit.ly/CCC-perfarts
For More Information on Music Careers Visit: Career Planning Center Allen House 610-606-4648 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cedarcrest.edu/career