A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for music majors.

First Jobs

  • Executive assistant, International Insurance Institute, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Label manager, Fatherland Records, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Composer, Zarathustra Music
  • Civic orchestra music librarian, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago
  • Assistant managing editor, Simon & Schuster, New York 


  • Artist, touring musician, songwriter, Sony RCA
  • Director of jazz studies, New Jersey City University
  • Teleprompter operator, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Associate professor, Ohio University
  • Media director, Women's A Cappella Association
  • President and CEO, Phoenix Symphony
  • AIX & Linux engineer, WestRock, Chicago
  • Director of choral activities, BB&N School, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Music professor, Grinnell College
  • Self-employed musician/composer/producer, Beverly Hills, California
  • Group manager, Marketing Strategy, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Principal QA software engineer, RStudio, Inc.
  • Music and program director, Temple Israel, Dayton, Ohio
  • Librarian, Library of Congress
  • Director of marketing, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
  • Senior human resources, Business Partner, Ohio Health
  • Professor of music theory, Utah State University
  • Music teacher, Alexandria Virginia City Public Schools
  • Conductor, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, Oak Park, Illinois

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