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General Music and Music Industry Career Resources

uoflmusiccareers.wordpress.com - A blog for music career development

afm.org - American Federation of Musicians

afm-tma.org - Theater Musicians Association

ams-net.org - American Musicological Society

artsenterprisemi.com/live - Arts Enterprise is an organization that provides artists with the tools to help them develop their entrepreneurship skills.

berklee.edu/careers/default.html - Careers in Music - Berklee College of Music--A comprehensive collection of various careers in music, performance and music beyond performance

bls.gov/oco/ocos095.htm - Bureau of Labor and Statistics- Occupation Outlook for Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

elsistemausa.org/the-abreu-fellows-program/the-program - The Abreu Fellows Program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to receive $25,000 stipend. Students will attend classes and workshops, while learning about El Sistema. The program includes two months in Venezuela.

freelancemusicians.org - Freelance Musicians’ Association

menc.org - National Association for Music Education - Information on and links to education standards, career opportunities, financial aid, festivals, suppliers, teacher's guides, and much more.

menc.org/careers/view/career-center-resources - MENC Career Resources

Music Careers and Salary Guide -Salary Guide prepared by Berklee Career Development Center.

musiclibraryassoc.org - Music Library Association

musicnationalservice.org - Music National Service

necmusic.edu - New England Conservatory

rmaweb.org - Recording Musicians’ Association

savvymusician.com - The Savvy Musician website is based on the following book: Cutler, David. The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living, and Making a Difference. Pittsburgh: Helium Press, 2010.

yoa.org - Orchestra of the Americas

Instrumental/Vocal Performance (Applied Music)

adaptistration.com - Adaptistration is a blog that covers various topics related to the orchestra business.

americanorchestras.org - League of American Orchestras

berklee.edu/careers/performance.html - Careers in performance

chamber-music.org - Chamber Music America

choralnet.org - The professional networking site for the global online choral community

guitarfoundation.org/drupal - Guitar Foundation of America

hornsociety.org - The International Horn Society which includes audition announcements, events, networking and a help wanted board

historicbrass.org - Historic Brass Society

icsom.org - International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians

kentuckycenter.org - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

louisvilleorchestra.org - The Louisville Orchestra

menc.org/careers/view/career-center-performance - Finding a performance job – MENC Career Center

metoperafamily.org/metopera/auditions/orchestra.aspx - The Metropolitan Opera

operaamerica.org - Opera America

polyphonic.org/panels.php?id=15&day=1 - Polyphonic.org is an forum for Orchestra Musicians.

Music Education

acjw.org - The Academy is a music fellowship program for recent college graduates. The fellowship is a two-year program that offers participants the opportunity to teach and perform in a variety of venues.

astaweb.com/am/template.cfm?section=home - American String Teachers Association

education.ky.gov/KDE/HomePageRepository/jobs/default.htm - Kentucky school and district job listings

isme.org - International Society for Music Education

kmea.org - Kentucky Music Educators Association

kymta.org - Kentucky Music Teachers Association

menc.org/careers/view/career-center-music-education - The National Association for Music Education with an on-line career center

mtna.org - Music Teachers National Association

music.about.com/lessonsandtips/a/musiccareers.htm - Careers in music education

music.org/cgi-bin/showpage.pl - College Music Society

Music Therapy

amtas.org/AMTAS/Welcome.html - American Music Therapy Association Students

cbmt.org - The certification board for music therapy

mar-amta.org/opps - Mid-Atlantic Region American Music Therapy Association job opportunities

musictherapy.org/career_ind.html - American Music Therapy Association--advances awareness of benefits of music therapy and includes a career center and job postings

ser-amta.org/kentucky - Music Therapy Association of Kentucky (MTAK)

ser-amta.org/web/index.php - Southeastern Regional American Music Therapy Association

Jazz

bajazz.home.insightbb.com - Bluegrass Area Jazz Association

berklee.edu/careers/jazzcomposition.html - Careers in jazz

jalc.org - Jazz at Lincoln Center

jazzednet.org - The Jazz Education Network

kentuckycenter.org - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Conducting

acda.org - American Choral Directors Association

americanbandmasters.org - American Bandmasters Association

https://www.conductorsguild.org - Conductors Guild

kennedy-center.org/nso/classicalmusiccompanion/conductor.html - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (also includes: “explore the arts on-line”)

kentuckycenter.org - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

louisvilleorchestra.org - The Louisville Orchestra

nationalbandassociation.org/about - National Band Association

Music Composition

berklee.edu/careers/composition.html - Music competition careers

composersforum.org - American Composers Forum

composition.cua.edu/Careers/index.cfm - Careers in Composition

kentuckycenter.org - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Music Theory

mtsma.org - Music Theory Society for the Mid-Atlantic

societymusictheory.org - Society for Music Theory

Dance Academy

abt.org - American Ballet Theatre

aahperd.org/nda/about - National Dance Association

kentuckycenter.org - The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

louisvilleballet.org - The Louisville Ballet

ndeo.org - National Dance Education Organization

nycballet.com/nycb/home - New York City Ballet

Community Music Program

louisville.edu/music

louisville.edu/career - Check out the "What Can I Do With A Major In…" series, including music and music careers

Military Music Organizations

U.S. Air Force Bands Program - www.bands.af.mil/

U.S. Army Bands - bands.army.mil/

U.S. Marine Band - www.marineband.usmc.mil/

U.S. Navy Band - www.navyband.navy.mil/

U.S. Coast Guard Band - www.uscg.mil/band/

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Graduate School Options for Music Majors

Did you know how many graduate degrees in music there are? Take a look at this list to help you narrow down your options.

  • Master of Arts in Music Administration
  • Master of Arts in Music Management
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Music History and Literature
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Music Performance
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Instrumental Music
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Jazz Performance
  • Master of Music in with a concentration in Music Theory
  • Master of Arts in Music Technology
  • Master of Music in Instrument or Voice
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy
  • Master of Music with a concentration in Music Composition
  • Master of Music in Performance with a concentration in Choral Conducting
  • Master of Music in Performance with a concentration in Orchestral Conducting
  • Master of Music in Performance with a concentration in Wind Conducting
  • Master of Music in Opera
  • Master of Music Studies
  • Master of Science in Music Therapy
  • Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition
  • Doctor of Music in Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying

Useful Websites for Choosing a Graduate Program:

www.gradschools.com/search-programs/term-music

www.graduate-school.phds.org/rankings/music

www.graduate-school.phds.org

www.graduateprogramsinmusic.com/All-Grad-Schools.cfm

 


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