With the advent of various music channels, satellite television, music concerts, music troupes, music therapy and music talent search, the employment opportunities in music are increasing continuously.
There are various career options available in this field such as music composer, song writer, producer, music educator or teacher, music journalist, singers & performers, music therapists, music publisher, artists manager, sound engineer, Disc Jockeys (DJ’s), Video Jockeys (VJ’s), PR, music librarian and musicologist.
With advanced level degree courses, you can also become music reviewers, music historians and sound production consultants.
Music Therapy and Audio Engineering are the two most recently developed streams and are growing day-by-day. Those who want to utilize their musical talent for serving the man-kind can opt for music therapy. It is found that music has a deep impact on our psyche and body, so trained Music Therapists work to heal the behavioral-emotional disorders in the patients with the help of music.
Audio Engineering is for those who want to have a career in films, sound broadcasting, video production and advertising. It involves recording, editing, mixing and reproduction of sound.
Qualities and Qualifications:
If you have a melodious voice and certain sense of rhythm & musical notes, then you are a right candidate to begin this career. Enroll yourself in any music training institute for professional training. Sincere dedication, seriousness and regular practice are the mantras to have a successful career in music.
The courses that are offered in the music program range from educating you about the various music forms or types such as rock, pop, jazz, fusion, classic and many more to repairing of any music instrument. Various degrees/ courses in music are: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Certificate Courses (1 year), Diploma Courses and PhD.
The list encompasses as: B.A. (Hons.) in – Rabindra Sangeet, Classical Vocal Music & Music; Diploma in – Music, Folk Music and Diploma Proficiency Course in Music; Certificate Course in – Instruments & Music; M.A. Music, M. Phil Music and Ph.D. – Music & Rabindra Sangeet.
Online & Distance Learning Programs are also offered by various institutions/ colleges in India and abroad.
Just choose any career option in music and let your love for music bloom!