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What can I do with my degree in Music?

About the program

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.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Music

Skills developed

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
  • Write songs
  • Perform in front of audiences and as part of an musicale ensemble
  • Create
  • 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
  • Improvise
  • 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
  • Provide feedback

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Develop self-discipline and autonomy
  • Influence and persuade

  • Collaborate and cooperate
  • Manage conflict
  • 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. 

  • Advertising firms
  • Booking and talent agencies
  • Choral groups
  • Community services
  • Educational institutions
  • Entertainment industry
  • Film industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Jingle production companies
  • Multimedia studios
  • Music camps/summer music schools
  • Music festivals
  • Music libraries
  • Music publications/ publishers
  • Music schools
  • Music stores
  • Recording studios
  • Musical instrument and sound equipment suppliers
  • Musical theatres
  • Opera companies
  • Orchestras and bands
  • Performing arts centers
  • Marketing companies
  • Radio and television stations
  • Record companies
  • Religious institutions
  • Schools
  • Video distribution and production companies

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Music lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Art animator
  • Art director
  • Arranger
  • Band leader
  • Booking agent
  • Cantor
  • Choir instructor
  • Composer
  • Concert singer
  • Conductor
  • Disc jockey
  • Luthier
  • Music adviser
  • Music dealer
  • Musician
  • Promoter
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Sound designer
  • Sound mixer
  • Sound and recording technician
  • Special events coordinator
  • Studio musician
  • Recording studio owner

  • Media coordinator/ manager
  • Music copyist
  • Music journalist
  • Music reporter
  • Music reviewer
  • Music publicist
  • Music critic
  • Music writer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Publications assistant
  • Publisher/Music Publisher

  • Advertising specialist/manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Musical instrument salesperson
  • Music store manager
  • Promoter
  • Publicist
  • Publicity manager

  • Arts administrator
  • Community and cultural assistant
  • Event coordinator
  • Fundraiser
  • Liturgist
  • Music facilitator
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Program director
  • Youth worker

  • Academic/program advisor
  • Music teacher/instructor/tutor
  • Music school manager
  • Music librarian
  • Research assistant

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Music

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Band manager
  • Director of arts advocacy agency
  • Director of arts council
  • Director of audience development
  • Entrepreneur
  • Festival organizer
  • Film music director
  • Music industry consultant
  • Music software programmer
  • Musicologist
  • Music therapist
  • Music studio owner
  • Music industry lawyer
  • Musical instrument maker
  • Orchestra director
  • Performing arts producer
  • Producer
  • Production manager
  • Radio program director
  • Radio station manager
  • Recording/ sound engineer

Start your job search

Explore career options

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.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

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.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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