MUSIC RELATED LINKS
The American Federation of Musicians
This site is the largest organization in the world that aims to support professional musicians. Benefits include: contract support, pension and health opportunities, insurance opportunities, and referral programs.
National Music Publishers’ Association
Dedicated to the advancement and protection of music publishers (songwriters). Becoming a member will help one become aware of copyright laws and issues surrounding the field, as well as provide support to help further your career.
Songwriters Guild of America
The goal of this site is to promote advocacy and education of professional songwriters. It provides articles and organizes events for songwriters, and also provides an intimate “Writer’s Lounge” where other songwriters can get together and discuss online.
American Musicology Society
This site has many links to other sites, both musicology and non-musicology for those interested in graduate study in musicology
College Music Society
For students interested in the possibility of college music teaching in any way.
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
KSU: What Can I Do with a Major in Music?
Provides many specific career-occupation links within the Music Studies field that details the skills, occupational statistics, salary statistics, and the expected change and/or growth of the field.
U of A: What can I do with this degree?
Contains information on careers available to Music majors, along with major employers and strategies for becoming competitive.
The National Association for Music Education (TNAME): Career Glossary
Offers detailed information on the careers that can be obtained with a degree in Music. This list of careers is broken down into categories entitled Music Education, Performance, Music Business, Healthcare, Worship, Music Production, Music Technology, Music Publishing, Music Theatre, etc. Along with these careers, a detailed description of what each entails is provided.
TNAME: Careers in Music
This brochure gives insight into different Music careers, providing details on the training, skills, personal qualifications and average salaries that are involved.
TNAME: What it Takes to be a Music Major
Gives information on what a student should anticipate when looking into becoming a Music Major.
Eduers.com: Music Graduate School Rankings
Offers a list of Graduate programs for Music majors. These schools are divided into categories such as composition, conducting, jazz, opera/voice, etc.
EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP RESOURCES
Anthem Entertainment: Play Hard. Work Harder
Offers internships, employment and volunteer opportunities to those interested in getting involved in the entertainment industry.
My Music Job.com
This website allows you to search for music related jobs that are divided into different categories, such as Recording, Radio, D.J., Musicians, etc.
Offers a list of career opportunities to musicians around the world based upon location and the instrument they play. This site updates their job openings list regularly.
Network of Music Career Development Officers
Provides many resources for those aspiring to be a musician. It includes tips on how to make it, as well as job opportunities and links to other professional resources.
The resources provided on this page are intended for informational purposes only. They do not reflect any association with or endorsement by SMCM or the CDC.