UGA Specific Information for Music

Music majors may focus on a number of distinct areas of specialization: Performance, music theory, voice and teaching. Performance students may specialize in developing skill with one musical instrument, while others may often specialize in a number of areas. Some students pursue careers closely related to music, such as performers, educators, songwriters, conductors, arrangers, composers and actors. Others choose careers behind the scenes, or in the business area of music in careers such as producers, engineers, managers, agents, and in publishing and sales. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Thus, some graduates pursue careers in fields quite unrelated to music. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for many entry-level positions, but for advancement in an area of specialization, an advanced degree may be required.

Employers Hiring UGA Music for the Class of 2016*

N3 | St John’s Episcopal Church | The Home Depot

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Majors

Music and Film Studios | Orchestras and Bands | Public Relations | Publishing Firms | The Atlanta Opera | Various School Districts

Job Titles of UGA Music Majors for the Class of 2016*

Business Development Representative | Staff Singer | TA Coordinator

Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Majors

Background Music Designer | Band Director | Composer/Arranger | Engineer/Mixer | Film Music Director/Editor | Instrument Manufacturer | Marketer | Music Equipment Sales Representative | Music Instructor | Orchestra Manager | Recording Technician | Studio Musician | Talent Agent

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Music Majors for the Class of 2016*

San Francisco Conservatory of Music | The University of Georgia

UGA Music Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Build your professional network.  
  • Get involved and build your resume early. 
  • Consider internships and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate work ethic and experience through-out your resume.
  • Join student organizations that fit your interests and career goals. 
  • Consider informational interviews of professionals within your field. 
  • Visit the career center website or career guide for more information about informational interviewing including questions to ask and a cold calling script. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

Employment Websites

  • Handshake (login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • GoinGlobal (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources