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 2019 Career Outcomes for Music Performance*

** 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

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Chick Music Guitar Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools Orchestra Part-Time Teacher
Hometown Rhythms Violin Instructor
Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center Opera Singer
Millenium Clarinetist
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 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.


Graduate School Program(s)
Cleveland Institute of Music Music, Not Specified
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Viola Performance, MM
Indiana University Trumpet Performance, MM
Northwestern University Piano Performance, MM
The University of Texas at Austin Saxophone Performance, MM
University of Georgia Music Performance, MM
* denotes no responses received.