Careers

Graduates of the Music program will be prepared for careers in fields such as composition, production, business management, writing and more. Some of these jobs may include:

Composition:

  • Producer
  • Orchestrator
  • Songwriter

Electronic Production & Design:

  • MIDI technician
  • Performing synthesist
  • Sound designer

Film Scoring:

  • Film composer
  • Music supervisor/director
  • film arranger/adapter

Music Business/Management:

  • Advertising executive
  • Music publisher
  • Personal manager

Music Education:

  • Choir/band director
  • Elementary school music teacher
  • Private instructor

Music & Writing:

  • Music journalism
  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology

Music Production & Engineering:

  • Music director
  • Program director
  • Recording engineer

Music Therapy:

  • Music therapist
  • Creative arts therapist
  • Health care delivery professional

Performance:

  • Vocal/instrumental soloist
  • Conductor
  • Background vocalist

Contract and Copyright:

  • Music librarian
  • Copyright lawyer
  • Contract lawyer

Some of these careers may require additional education, such as a bachelor's degree. It is important that students identify their career interests and work with an advisor to make sure they are on the right path. For more information about these careers, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.