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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Music. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


Artistic Performance:



Music Composition

Music Education

Music Performance

Music Therapy

Theatre and Voice

Artist/Performance Management:

Business Administration

Communication Studies


Strategic Communications





Activities Therapist/Director


Adjunctive Therapy Coordinator

Advertising Agent

Advertising Sales Manager


Art Director

Arts Administrator/Manager

Ballet Mistress/Master

Band Director

Brand Manager

Choir Director



Concert Soloist


Creative Arts Therapist

Cruise Director

Dance Company Manager

Dance Critic

Dance Studio Owner

Dance Therapist

Dance Writer


Disc Jockey/Announcer

Expressive Arts Therapist

Film Music Editor

Instrument Service Specialist

Magazine Writer/Editor

Media Buyer

Media Planner

Music Promoter

Music Software Programmer

Music Store Manager

Music Therapist



Private Music Teacher

Professor of Music Therapy

Public Relations Specialist


Recording Sound Engineer/Mixer

Recreation Director

Recreational Therapist

Sales Representative

School Music Teacher

Section Leader/Section Member

Sound Designer

Stage Manager

Studio Musician

Talent Agent


Tour Manager/Coordinator

Voice Coach

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