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Careers in Music

Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.  

Prepared for Anything 

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers music majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you're passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain as a Music Major

  • Assessing an audience - concentration and listening skills
  • Considering historical perspectives
  • Working toward long-range goals
  • Taking multiple approaches to problems
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Stage poise
  • Comparing interpretations
  • Developing fine aural discrimination skills 
  • Lifelong appreciation of music

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.