If your goal is to immerse yourself in the making of music, Concordia’s Music program offers you the opportunity to compose, write songs, perform, arrange, manage artists, or become a music therapist. Taking classes and working in our studios and rehearsal spaces will give you the skills, knowledge, discipline and experience you will need.
As a student in Music, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.
Compose and arrange musical pieces
Perform in front of audiences and as part of an musicale ensemble
Understand music theories and genres and engage with music in different forms
Study an instrument and develop vocal abilities
Improve memory and concentration
Exert discipline and stamina
Demonstrate attention to detail and be accurate
Improve hearing, rhythm and pitch
Improve vocal/manual flexibility and dexterity
Accept and incorporate constructive feedback
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Discuss ideas and opinions
Exercise openness and flexibility
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Develop self-discipline and autonomy
Influence and persuade
Collaborate and cooperate
Receive feedback and accept criticism
Lead and follow
Think quickly and react appropriately
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Booking and talent agencies
Jingle production companies
Music camps/summer music schools
Music publications/ publishers
Musical instrument and sound equipment suppliers
Orchestras and bands
Performing arts centers
Radio and television stations
Video distribution and production companies
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.