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Careers in Music

More Possibilities Than You Thought

The music faculty are here to help you decide what form your future in music might take. A degree in music gives you a solid liberal arts background that can prepare you for a variety of careers, especially careers centered in the world of sound. Here are some possibilities:

  • Artist Manager
  • Audio Engineer or Editor
  • Author
  • Church Musician
  • Composer
  • Concert Hall Manager
  • Conductor
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Educator
  • Film Score Editor
  • Instrument Maker or Repairperson
  • Literary Editor
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Software Developer
  • Music Therapist
  • Performer
  • Piano Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Radio Producer
  • Television Producer
  • Web-based Audio Engineer or Editor

Students who study music or develop performing skills often find work in many other fields in the arts, sciences, and humanities, such as

Find Out More!

The Music Educators National Conference provides more information about specific music careers on their web page at

They also publish a helpful book, Exploring Careers in Music. To obtain your own copy, call 800-828-0229.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the music program of SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Karen Becker, Chairperson
Phone: (518) 564-2471
Fax: (518) 564-2197
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
Department of Music
Myers Fine Arts 114
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901