Careers and Graduate School

  • Exploring Graduate Study
  • Careers in Music (Berklee)
    Berklee College of Music provides information for every music career imaginable: music therapy, film scoring, engineering, business, song writing, road work, etc.
  • The National Association for Music Education
    Go to their Careers in Music page for links and info about career choices, teaching, and the music industry.
  • Music Careers
    Geared toward popular music/record company job seekers. See the featured article “The Future of Music Careers.”
  • Career Opportunities in Music
    Hundreds of links for various music specialties: education, performance, management, librarianship, therapy.
  • American Federation of Musicians
    Use the AFM Career center to search for music schools and get info on scholarships, careers, bookings, etc.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Academy Music Universal
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Gardere & Wayne, LLP
  • Institute of the Arts
  • Smithsonian Folkways, D.C.
  • Self-Employed/Private Business
  • Hartford Symphony
  • Various Colleges & Universities
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • Various Public and Private Schools
  • Boston Public Library
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Princeton Review
  • American Antiquarian Society

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Musician
  • Program Manager/Coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Assistant/Director
  • Publishing Assistant/Publisher
  • Private Music Instructor
  • Director of Development 
  • Teacher
  • College/University Instructor/Professor
  • Community Outreach Coordinator/Director
  • Legal Assistant/Lawyer
  • Business Owner
  • Production Assistant
  • Analyst