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Careers for Music Education Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • College professor
  • Director
  • High school teacher
  • Kindergarten/elementary school teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Singer
  • Writer

Job outlook data

Music educators work at all educational levels, from pre-kindergarten to graduate programs. They should have strong communication skills, in-depth knowledge of their subject areas and leadership abilities in group settings. Employment is projected to increase by 6 percent for elementary teachers and 13 percent for high school teachers from 2014 to 2024.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of music education majors are:

  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Performing arts companies

» Get information about Adelphi’s Music Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Music Directors and Composers, PayScale, Teacher Certification Degrees, Berklee.

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Music
Performing Arts Center Room 207
p – 516.877.4290