Music as a Career

Career Tips for Jazz Majors

Jazz majors: you're more likely to find work if you pay attention to these career tips. Even if you’re not a jazz major, however, you’re likely to find a lot of this information relevant and useful.
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Music Conservatories & Careers for 21st-Century Musicians

In recent years, many graduates of music conservatories have found that excellent instrumental or voice training alone is not sufficient career preparation for 21st-century musicians. Fewer available orchestral jobs and a larger pool of highly-trained performers prepared to take them is a reality. Dwindling classical and jazz audiences add to the challenges musicians face.
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Portfolio Careers in Music

A high percentage of recent music school graduates - as well as professional musicians - maintain portfolio careers in music (as well as in other non-music fields).
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Want to Become a Marching Band Director?

Think you might want to become a marching band director? Whether you’re a high school band geek or are stoked by the energetic performances you see at football games, here’s what you need to know
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Planning to Major in Jazz? 8 Top Considerations

Are you someone who lives and breathes jazz and can't imagine doing anything else in college? If you're wanting to major in jazz, here are 8 top considerations from jazz faculty, students, and recent graduates for anyone thinking about majoring in jazz or already on their way.
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