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Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.


Median Salary

New workers start around £25,167. Normal pay is £38,203 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £62,601.

Daily Tasks

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Conceives and writes original music.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Related Courses

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

This degree will help you develop as a live or studio performer, session musician, composer or songwriter.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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