What can I do with a major in Music Theory?
UGA Specific Information for Music Theory
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.
Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Theory Majors
Entertainment Companies | Festival Organizations | Media Firms | Music and Film Studios | Music Industry Associations | Orchestras and Bands | Performing Arts Centers | Production Companies | Various School Districts
Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Theory Majors
Band Director | Composer/Arranger | Film Music Director/Editor | Music Publicist | Music Teacher | Orchestra Librarian | Talent Agent
- Hodgson School of Music
- Collegium Musicum
- Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter: T.O.N.I.C. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UGA American Choral Directors Association
- UGA Music Therapy Student Association
- UGA's Chapter of the American String Teacher Association
- UGA's Chapter of the Collegiate National Association of Music Education (CNAfME)
- Musicology Enthnomusicology Student Association
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Men's Social Fraternity)
- Sigma Alpha Iota (Women's Professional Music Fraternity)
- Kappa Kappa Psi (Coed Professional Band Fraternity)
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations
- Connect with your Career Consultant
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
- 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
- O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
- Georgia Career Information Center (accessible only on campus computers)
- Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
Job Search Resources
- Music Jobs
- Production Hub
- ShowBizJobs (mostly LA & NY)
- FilmBiz Jobs
- Entertainment Careers
- My Music Job
- Musicians Contact
- Careers in Music
- Careers in Music Artists House Music
- Music Online: Orchestras in the U.S.