3 Myths about Careers in Music

Are music majors determined to have successful careers in music deluding themselves? Here are 3 myths about careers in music with some facts to help dispel them.

El Sistema: Transforming Lives through Music Education

El Sistema is a global approach using music education to transform lives and bring about social change. In El Sistema-inspired programs, children as young as age 2 and living in impoverished and sometimes dangerous situations are offered intensive music training.

Becoming a Music Therapist

Becoming a music therapist is not as simple as majoring in music and minoring in psychology or vice-versa.

Teaching Music Abroad: Adventure, Culture and More

Insights from a couple who've been teaching music abroad for several years. Are you seeking a similar sense of adventure? A yearning to experience different cultures, to meet new people, and to see a different side of nature?

Touring with a Pit Orchestra

Touring with a pit orchestra is a career option for young musicians who opt for gaining travel and experience before settling down. Large national and international tours bring musical theatre to local audiences around the world. The pit orchestra is a key part of it all, along with the vocals, choreography, acting, extravagant set designs, and fantastic musical scores.

What Can You Do with a Music Degree?

What can you do with a music degree? Teaching and performing are just the tip of the iceberg. The following is a list of some of the many jobs and career areas that music majors can pursue after graduation.

Tips for Success as a Freelance Musician

Have you thought about what it takes to find success as a freelance musician? If you’re fortunate to have gone to school in an area with a strong arts scene, you may be able to launch this aspect of your career right where you are.

Music Industry Internships: Best Tips

Current music industry students and recent grads have been learning that internships are essential for success in their field. Music industry Internships offer the connections and on-the-job training that can't be found in the classroom.

Music Education: A Balancing Act

Being a teacher can easily seem incompatible with being an artist. If you're considering music education as a career, here are some thoughts and tips to help you live more abundantly in both worlds.