When making the decision to pursue a music degree, students often believe there only career options will lie within the music realm.
However, many employers value the skills gained by music school graduates and find them to be easily transferable to other non-musical careers.
Rather than feeling limited by choosing to attend a music school, feel limitless when it comes to the job opportunities that you may pursue!
Valuable Career Skills That Are Widely Transferable
One of the biggest concerns many potential music school graduates have if they change their mind about wanting to continue a career further in music one day. Well, that is the beauty of having a musical background, the skills you have are treasured and widely transferable to many other career fields! Below are five valuable skills music majors can utilize in potential jobs or even graduate programs.
1. Creative Thinking:
Thinking creatively is second nature to a music student. They are naturals because they must continuously create, write, and compose new and innovative music, while simultaneously learning how to perform new music in exciting and bigger and better ways.
2. Problem Solving:
Anyone in the performance, music or media industry knows how to handle stress and deal with problems that will almost always arise. Music students know that myriad challenges can crop up at any time before, during, and even after performances. Staying calm and solving a problem quickly is a valuable career skill.
3. Responsibility & Dependability:
Music school graduates are some of the most dependable, reliable, and responsible people in the workforce. They understand that their fellow students, band, and orchestra members depend on them to be equally ready. Learning your part and being thoroughly prepared for a group performance is essential to everyone's success.
4. Collaboration & Working Effectively With Others:
Music students must know how to work well with others and communicate effectively. There is almost nothing in the music industry that doesn't involve, at the very least, two people. Whether it is part of an ensemble, audio engineering, studio recording, or post-production team, you will almost always require the assistance of others.
5. Time Management:Lastly, as with anything, time management is critical. Music school students learn to juggle their busy schedule of classes, studying, practicing, rehearsals, and performing. Students will develop their time management skills, learning to manage several major projects at once. To succeed they will be forced to plan ahead so that they will be adequately prepared for important occasions like concerts, studio recordings, and performances.
If you are a prospective music school student, please call us today at 800-886-6874 or click on the link below for more valuable information on the benefits of attending an accredited music institution like AIMM!