Music majors enjoy the flexibility to choose from many different tracks here at FAU. Students interested in music performance can concentrate on guitar, piano, vocal or instrumental options to hone their skills. Students who enjoy history, culture and music may find Jazz Studies as an interesting option to explore. The Music Department also offers a Music Education track for those interested in passing on their passion and skills to the next generation of musicians. Additionally, FAU is the only university to boast its own record label, Hoot/Wisdom., which is located on the main campus. Students can use this unique resource as a springboard for their music careers.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Creativity Versatility Ability to read and write music
Good stage presence Singing/instrumental talents Poise
Teaching Abilities Entertaining skills Performance techniques
Communication skills Ability to use various sound equipment Perseverance
Observation skills Adaptability and flexibility Self-discipline
Ability to keep audience's interests Basic reading, writing, editing skills Physical stamina

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Architectural Acoustic Monitor Piano Tuner Editor
Copyright Specialist Music Software Programmer Music Critic
Armed Forces Band Member Public Relations Specialist Engineer/Mixer
Copywriter Music Store Manager Music Promoter
Artist & Repertoire (A & R) Publicist Film Music Editor
Cruise Director Music Stringer Music Publishing Specialist
Arts Administrator/Manager Recording Technician Instrument Service Specialist
Disc Jockey Music Teacher Music Reporter
Church Music Director Recreation Director Journalist
Royalties Broadcast Monitor Music Therapist Studio Musician
Community Development Tour Manger Manufacturer Representative
Sales Representative Musician Synthesizer Specialist
Composer/Arranger Union Contractor Music Attorney
Singer Orchestra Librarian Technical Writer
Conductor Voice Teacher Music Copyist

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Armed Forces Art Galleries Bars
Casinos Churches or Synagogues Coffee Shops
Colleges and Universities Theaters Concert Halls
Cruise Ships Film Production Companies Film Studios
Home Studio Hospitals Conservatories
Hotels Instrument Repair Shops Instrument Stores
Multimedia and Videogame Companies Music Libraries Music Publishing Companies
Music Stores Newspapers and Magazines Private Parties or Events
Public School Systems Recording Companies Rehabilitation Centers
Resorts Theme Parks TV Studios

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Cliché Literary and Arts Journal
  • Florida Collegiate MENC
  • Hoot/Wisdom
  • Kappa Kappa Psi (Band)
  • Music Entertainment Industry Student Association
  • Owl Radio
  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • The Players Club

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 100 Careers in the Music Business
  • Creating a Successful Career in Music
  • Breaking Into the Music Business
  • Career Guide for Creative People
  • Career Opportunities in Art
  • Career Opportunities in the Music Industry
  • Careers for Culture Lovers
  • Careers for Film Buffs & Hollywood Types
  • Careers for High Energy People
  • Creative Careers in Music
  • Great Jobs for Music Majors
  • Hollywood Creative Directory
  • Jobs in Arts & Media Management
  • National Directory of Arts Internships
  • Opportunities in Music Careers
  • Opportunities in Performing Arts Careers
  • The Music & Entertainment Industry Internship Guide
  • Wow! Resumés for Creative Careers

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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