Career Center


Music Majors

What are you going to do with your major?

Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choicesand opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problemsanalytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize yourthoughts, and write about your findings. Your only limitation isthinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in aselected major.

“Withoutmusic life would be a mistake.”
Fredrich Nietzsche

The following books are available in the Career Center ResourceLibrary (Seegers Union, lower level). The locations of these booksare next to the title with the section number:

  • 100 Best Careers in Entertainment- Shelly Field  ARTS
  • Career Opportunities in the Music Industry- Shelly Field  ARTS
  • Careers for Music Lovers & Other Tuneful Types- Jeff Johnson  ARTS
  • Careers for the Stage Struck & Other Dramatic Types- Lucia Mauro  ARTS
  • National Resource Guide of the Placement of Artists- NNAP  ARTS
  • The Perfect Portfolio- Marilyn Seguin  ARTS
  • Self-Promotion for the Creative Person- Lee Silbere  ARTS
  • Career Solutions for Creative People- Dr. Ronda Ormoni  ARTS
  • Career Opportunities in Radio-Shelly Field  COMM
  • Vault Career Guide to Media & Entertainment  COMM
  • Current Jobs in Art- Monthly Publication  Current Periodicals
  • Current Jobs in the Performing Arts- Monthly Publication  Current Periodicals
  • Entertainment Employment Journal- Monthly Publication  Current Periodicals
  • The Music &Entertainment Industry Internship Guide- Entertainment Media Consultants INTERN
Other Career Center resources:
  • This Handout available on theCareer Center website or in the Career Center Resource Library.
  • What Can I Do With this Major? Additional Information and Links are available at:

  • Muhlenberg Career Network, a databaseaccessible from the career library computer that provides contactinformation for Muhlenberg alumni who have volunteered to helpstudents with their career goals.
Examples of JobsHeld by Music Majors:
  • Assistant Director of Admissions (Seton Hall University)
  • Elementary Music Teacher (Abington School District)
  • Creative Media Designer (Seven Worldwide)
  • Associate Director (Lutheran Advocacy Ministry)
  • Minister of Music (Christ Church)

Graduate Programs:
  • Career Center:
        Peterson’s Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (GRAD 16)
National Associations:
Music Related Websites:
  The Pauper
    The Pauper is afinancial and career planning site for the artist community.
    This website ofthe National Association of School of Music contains affiliatedschools, conservatories, colleges and universities. It has 600accredited institutional members. Contains publications andestablishes national standards for undergraduate and graduatedegrees and other credentials.
    Hasentertainment jobs and internships listed by state, city, major,category, etc. Includes, books and magazines relevant to the jobsearch process and important news updates relevant to the field.
  Vocalist Careers and Jobs
    This website forvocalists contains articles for vocalization techniques and tips andagent information. This British site contains job listings and musicclassified ads worldwide and international, British and Americanlegal information and articles.
  GigsList, Arts Entertainment Media Industry Magazine
    Includes jobs,internships and articles that are relevant to the arts andentertainment, (including sound, music, performance, digital media,musicals and more).  Free membership required.
    A completelisting of jobs in the theatre industry, including performance,design, internships and technical stage work. Includes informationand details about life on Broadway.
    Includes jobsthat are offstage and behind the camera, including jobs andopportunities in design, technical aspects, management andadministration, education and internships in the entertainmentindustry.
    Includes castingcalls for positions on Broadway, Motion Pictures and more. Post yourresume, find a job, get an agent and get up to date casting calls. Free membership required.
   International Association forJazz Education

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Last Revised March 25, 2008
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