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What can you do with a music degree from Olivet College? There are numerous possibilities for creative and successful careers in music, especially when paired with a major or minor in another field. Explore the possible fields and job opportunity in music below.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the admissions office at 800.456.7189
or admissions@olivetcollege.edu.

MUSICAL THEATRE
  • Entertainment jobs (i.e. Disney World)
  • Singer
  • Pit musician
  • Music director
  • Composer/arranger
TV/RADIO INDUSTRY

*Music Major with Journalism Minor works well here.

  • Disc jockey
  • Program director
  • Sound mixer
  • Music license administrator
ACCOMPANIST
  • Community theatre
  • Chorus (community or professional)
  • Choirs in public/private schools
  • Students doing solo & ensemble performances
ARTS ADMINISTRATION

*A music major with a business minor works well here.

  • Local music/arts organizations
  • Community arts manager
  • Recreation arts coordinator
CHURCH EMPLOYMENT
  • Organist/pianist
  • Choir director
  • Minister of music
  • Cantor/choir soloist
COMPOSITION
  • Composing
  • Film composing
  • Arts consultant
  • Band manager
  • Music producer
  • Publisher
  • Music non-profit
  • Teaching at music store
ENSEMBLE CONDUCTOR
  • Choir (church, community or professional)
  • Children’s choir
  • Band (community or professional)
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Conducting
  • Music Therapy (pair your undergraduate Music Major with a Psychology Minor to prepare)
  • Piano Pedagogy
MUSIC INDUSTRY

*Music Major with Business Minor works here.

  • Recording studio technician
  • Studio manager
  • Booking agent
  • Personnel manager
MUSIC LIBRARIAN
  • College or university
  • Public library
  • Community orchestra, band, or chorus
  • Music lending library (i.e. Luck’s)
MUSIC RETAIL

*Pairing your Music Major with Business Minor is ideal.

  • Sales in music store
  • Instrument sales representative
  • Music dealer manager
MUSIC THERAPY

*Pair your Music Major with a Psychology Minor to prepare yourself for a Music Therapy license.

  • Special needs children, youth, and adults
  • Hospice
MUSIC WRITER

*Music Major with Writing Minor works well here.

  • Music/arts writer for newspaper, online sources, blogs
  • Music critic for newspapers and online sources
PERFORM
  • Armed forces band
  • Symphony orchestra (community or professional)
  • Concert band (community or professional)
  • Dance/jazz band
  • Concert soloist
  • Church choir soloist
  • Community choral groups
  • Opera chorus or soloist
TEACH
  • Private/parochial schools
  • Private studio
  • Community music school
  • Home schooled children
  • Early childhood music (i.e. Kindermusik)
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