Find a Career in Music You’ll Love


Wondering what you can do with a degree in Music?  The Department of Music prepares you to do a variety of fulfilling careers all over the globe. Here are some careers you can consider with one of our music degrees: 

  • Music teacher
  • Performing artist
  • Disk Jockey
  • Cantor/Soloist/Choir Member
  • Choral Director
  • Church Musician
  • Coach/Accompanist
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Concert Musician
  • Concert Promoter
  • Conductor
  • Music Therapist
  • Musical Booking Agent
  • Musical Instrument Repairer

 For more information about careers for Music majors, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s Web site or contact our department to speak with a faculty advisor. The world is at your fingertips. Are you ready?

FHSU Music graduates - out in the world

Ben Markley (2005)
Freelance Musician
Adjunct Instructor
FHSU & University of Wyoming
Longmont, CO

I work as a free-lance musician in Denver. Recent awards and recognition include 2008 and 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, 2009 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency Program selection, October, 2008 feature in Jazziz Magazine. I also am in the final semester of doctoral coursework (Jazz Studies) at the University of Colorado. At FHSU I was very fortunate to study with faculty who performed and taught at a high level. From this, I learned much about practice and professionalism. One of the greatest benefits I received from FHSU was performing with faculty members. There is another type of education not found in the classroom that can be gained from this experience. This is a major benefit that FHSU offers. The tools I gained during my undergraduate degree set the stage for me to succeed in larger scale professional and academic situations. Being an Assistant Hall Director and an Anderson VIP Ambassador gave me a more balanced and well-rounded perspective on life. Additionally, I learned and refined my people skills during this time. These experiences in particular have served me well in my profession.

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