Music Professions - Other
As an arranger, one must have much knowledge of music and exceptional skills in theory, and instrument transposition. An arranger takes a piece of music and arranges it for various media. Arrangers will take a piece of music and orchestrate it so that a band, orchestra, choir, jazz band, marching band will be able to play it. An arranger can also arrange music on different skill levels, so that the same song can be playable for musicians with beginner skill levels to professional skill levels. It is not unusual for an arranger to also be a composer.
An arts administrator oversees the day to day running of a musical program. This job requires a lot of detail, as you must be involved in all facets of a musical program. Arts administrators are responsible for making sure musicians are where they are supposed to be and are taken care of properly. This individual schedules performers for certain dates and oversees the advertising of the event. The arts administrator makes sure to schedule musical acts that people will enjoy, and provides for the musician's comfort. Arts Administrators try to make a presence in their community and use mediums such as radio and cable television to advertise their performances. To be successful in this field, one should have a background in advertising, communications, good people skills, and a knowledge in the area of music.
See "Music Reviewer", under the "Business" section of "Music Professions".
A sound recording engineer is a very demanding profession. This job entails knowledge of music, music equipment, and technology. In this profession, one deals with the day to day operation of a recording studio. Sound recording engineers are responsible for recording many types of musicians: vocalists, instrumentalists, Broadway ensembles, or any number of other artists in the music industry. Schooling for this profession requires a bachelor's degree in sound and recording science and an internship.
UCD Audio Engineering Society
The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services
The Recording Academy
The Music and Audio Connection
A musical technician is responsible for building and repairing instruments and musical systems. Sometimes technicians have an engineering background. They must have knowledge of musical instruments and they way they work. A technician must have good craftsmanship and have the necessary skills to know why an instrument won't play and how to fix it. Many colleges offer courses in instrument repair.
Brass Musical Instrument Repair
TherapistMusic therapy is the therapeutic use of music. Music therapists use music to aid in the treatment of their client's problems. Some techniques they use in this field are writing songs, active music listening, music improvisation, talking about the meanings and use of lyrics in a song, teaching about music, playing instruments or singing, and discussing music as it relates to imagery. Therapists are employed in schools, hospitals, birthing facilities, psychiatric facilities, or can choose to work in private practice. Therapists work with a variety of populations such as, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. To become a registered or certified music therapist you must have a bachelor's degree in musical therapy and complete a six-month internship.
What is Music Therapy
Canadian Association for Music Therapy
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