What can you do with your major? Check out the information here and discover the opportunities waiting you!

Applying for a Young Artist Program

Area Employers Strategies
Elementary and secondary schools
Private schools
Colleges and universities
School administration
  • Acquire teaching certificate for public school teaching
  • Gain experience working with children
    through volunteer or part-time work
  • Terminal degree required to teach in higher education
  • Performance ability on one instrument or voice and piano skills
  • Specialization in instrumental, choral or elementary music education
  • Information (Choral)
  • Resources (Choral)
  • Information (Instrumental)
  • Resources (Instrumental)
Military bands, orchestras and choirs
Symphony orchestras
Small ensembles
Concert soloist
Church choirs
Community ensembles
Opera chorus or soloist
Music theater
Ballet productions
  • Develop exceptional musical skills
  • Perform in numerous ensembles and venues
  • Seek competitions, apprenticeship programs and workshops to gain experience and to network with major artists, teachers, managers and employers
  • Information
  • Resources
Composition Colleges and universities
Public and private commissions
  • Develop computer and research skills
  • Gain thorough knowledge of and skills in theory and composition
  • Create compositions and secure performances
  • Information
  • Resources
Jazz Colleges and universities
Military bands and choirs
Professional jazz ensembles
Cruise ship musician
Theme park musician
Public and private events
Private studio
  • Exceptional improvisation skills
  • Business knowledge and skills
  • Recording studio techniques
  • Performance of standard repertoire and style

A service of New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection provides online access to 3,000 opportunities in music and arts administration. Our subscribers are taking their careers to the next level by connecting with the auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, and festivals they find posted here fresh each day.
  ~ courtesy of New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department

See Elise Rose, Ferguson Center for the Arts, A130, for login information.

For use by current CNU students, faculty and staff ONLY.

Have you ever wondered about the legal issues common to the music industry? There's a class for that!

BUSN 302 - Business Law for Musicians
The objective of this course is to introduce musicians to legal issues common to the industry. Through a combination of cases, examination of industry documents and hypothetical problems, students will learn about intellectual property law, particularly copyright, employment law, contract law, agency law, licensing and cyberlaw as it relates to the music industry.

More information about this class can be found in the Business section of the Undergraduate Catalog.