What Can I Do With A Major In Music?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in either an Education or Non-education track. 

Related Major Skills

  • Ability to keep audience's interests       
  • Ability to read and write music  
  • Ability to use various sound equipment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Basic reading, writing, editing skills
  • Communication skills     
  • Creativity            
  • Entertaining skills            
  • Good stage presence    
  • Observation skills            
  • Performance techniques             
  • Perseverance
  • Physical stamina              
  • Poise    
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-discipline   
  • Singing/instrumental talents
  • Teaching abilities
  • Versatility

Related Career Titles

  • Architectural Acoustic Monitor 
  • Armed Forces Band Member    
  • Artist & Repertoire (A&R)           
  • Arts Administrator/Manager     
  • Band Director
  • Church Music Director  
  • Community Development          
  • Composer/Arranger      
  • Conductor          
  • Copyright Specialist        
  • Copywriter        
  • Cruise Director 
  • Disc Jockey        
  • Editor   
  • Engineer/Mixer               
  • Film Music Editor             
  • Instrument Service Specialist     
  • Journalist            
  • Manufacturer’s Representative               
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Copyist   
  • Music Critic        
  • Music Promoter              
  • Music Publishing Specialist          
  • Music Reporter
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Music Store Manager
  • Music Stringer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Musician
  • Orchestra Librarian
  • Piano Tuner
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Recording Technician
  • Recreation Director
  • Royalties Broadcast Monitor      
  • Sales Representative    
  • Singer  
  • Studio Musician               
  • Synthesizer Specialist    
  • Technical Writer              
  • Tour Manager
  • Union Contractor
  • Voice Teacher

Potential Employers

  • Churches
  • Colleges/universities
  • Concert Halls
  • Cruise lines
  • Entertainment law firms
  • Film companies
  • Hospitals
  • Instrument manufacturers
  • Libraries
  • Magazines/newspapers
  • Music publishers
  • Night Clubs
  • Orchestras
  • Performing arts organizations
  • Production companies
  • Public and private K-12 schools
  • Record companies
  • Retail music stores
  • Schools
  • Software development firms
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Symphonies
  • Theaters
  • TV/radio/film

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook:  Music

Majoring In Music

Why Music Backup Plans are a Bad Idea:  Article by Tom Hess

Entertainment Careers

Music Biz Academy:  Planning your Music Career

Professional Associations

American Federation of Musicians

American Guild of Musical Artists

American Choral Directors Association

American String Teachers Association

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

National Association for Music Education

National Association of Music Educators

American Music Therapy Association

Acoustical Society of America

American Institute of Musicology

Music Library Association

National Opera Center of America

Recording Industry Association of America

Society of Broadcast Engineers

Conductors Guild

National Band Association

National Association of Teachers of Singing