Music Careers

There are an amazing array of career possibilities a degree in Music can open up for you. Careers directly related include, but are certainly not limited to teaching, performing, music producing, song writing, music therapy, conducting, church music director, composing, recording engineer, music journalist, arts management, and more.

A degree in music also prepares you for a wide variety of seemingly unrelated fields. In today’s environment, employers seek dedication, self-motivation, creativity, and strong communication skills that studying music provides.  Moreover, studying music develops the brain in a way like no other activity, setting musicians up to be lifelong learners and adapters.

Watch this 5-minute video for a quick overview some of the effects playing music has on your brain.

For the latest employment and wage estimates for music careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at