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Careers in Music

Careers in Music

There is a wide range of opportunities to progress with music as a full-time career and/or full-time study beyond Berkshire Maestros. Parts of the music industry can be very competitive, so what will make the difference to your success is to explore the range of career options open to you early and start making plans for how you will make your first steps. You can choose between studying at music college, studying music at university, entering into an apprenticeship, setting yourself up as a freelancer or finding employment directly with a company.

Below are links to lots of job profiles of possible music careers; browse through them to find out what you might be best suited to.

Once you have found a few options that you like the sound of, you should have a chat with a qualified Careers Advisor to get personalised advice on how you can prepare yourself and make your first steps into your future, so do make an appointment with the Careers Advisor at your school.

Artists & Repertoire Scout Acoustics Consultant Army Musician
Arts Administrator Booking Agent Classical Musician
Community Arts Worker Composer Conductor
DJ Early Years Teacher Entertainer
Entertainment Agent Event Organiser Front of House
Higher Education Lecturer Instrument Technician Label Manager
Live Sound Engineer Marketing Executive Media Planner
Music Historian Music Journalist Music Librarian
Music Licensing Co-ordinator Music Manager Music Producer (live events)
Music Promotions Manager Music Publicist Music Publisher
Music Retailer Music Therapist Musical Instrument Maker
Piano Tuner Pop Musician Primary School Teacher
Private Music Teacher Radio Broadcast Assistant RAF Musician
Record Producer Recording Engineer Roadie
Royal Marines Musician Secondary School Teacher Songwriter
Sound Designer Sound Engineer Sound Technician
Stage Manager Studio Sound Engineer Tour Manager
Youth Worker    


If you are considering studying at a conservatoire have a look at UCAS’s advice.


To browse through the different university music courses available have a look at UCAS’ course search tool.


To browse apprenticeships available in music have a look at Not Going to Uni’s apprenticeships search tool.


For support on applying for jobs have a look at Prospects’ resources.


For advice on writing a personal statement for employment have a look at Fish4’s advice.


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