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Music Professionals write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

 
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Music Professionals
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
14,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1150
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • creating melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
  • translating ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
  • undertaking research and liaising with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and radio, television and film productions
  • auditioning and selecting musicians and Singers
  • selecting music for performances and assigning instrumental parts to musicians
  • directing musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo
  • studying and rehearsing repertoire and musical scores prior to performances
  • playing music in recital, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory
  • performing music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music.

Job Titles

  • Composer
  • Music Director
  • Musician (Instrumental)
  • Singer
  • Music Professionals

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Diploma of Music

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