UGA Specific Information for Music Performance

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Music with a major in performance is comprehensively designed to prepare for a career as a professional musician, a studio teacher, or a college professor. The degree provides a strong foundation in music history, music theory, and performance to ensure adequate preparation for continued study at the graduate level. Students enjoy numerous performance opportunities during their four years, including required third and fourth-year solo recitals.

Students earning this degree are prepared for a career as a professional performer or a studio teacher. Areas requiring high-level performance skills include, for example, radio broadcast, television, filmmaking, church music programs, and professional orchestras and bands. The degree also prepares the student for graduate study, which is designed to enhance skills and provide a credential for teaching at the college/university level.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

It is never too early to begin building 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.  Also, 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

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Music Performance Majors for the Class of 2017*

Bangor University | DePaul University | Georgia State University | Louisiana State University | The University of California, Los Angeles | The University of Cincinnati | The University of Southern California | Universit

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Performance Majors

Entertainment Companies | Media Firms | Music and Film Industry | Music Industry Associations | Opera Companies | Orchestras and Bands | Production Companies | Various School Districts

Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Performance Majors

Band Director | Composer/Arranger | Guitar Teacher/ Instructor | Music Instructor | Music Publicist | Orchestra Manager | Studio Musician | Talent Agent | Teacher


*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 2017 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.