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

Campus Resources

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

Employment Websites

  • DAWGlink (login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • GoinGlobal (To access GoinGlobal, login to your DAWGlink account)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources