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Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Tasks

  • Conceives and writes original music
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect
  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements although many possess a degree and/or diploma. Entry to a degree or graduate diploma course requires A levels/H grades. Entrants to the performers’ diploma course generally possess GCSEs/S grades and Associated Board Graded Examination passes in their chosen instrument(s) and will be required to audition. Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available in some areas.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £37,000 per annum and can progress up to £43,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,708 employed Musicians in the region.

Current Vacancies

Support Worker Job Ref: NEW 9898

Direct Payments
20 Sep 2019

Music Programme Leader

Castle Employment Group
20 Sep 2019

Music Teacher

Teacheractive Limited
11 Sep 2019

Destinations of Media, Music and Performing Arts Completers July 2018

56% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

25% of students went on to Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

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