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Musicians

Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Tasks

  • Conceives and writes original music
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect
  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements although many possess a degree and/or diploma. Entry to a degree or graduate diploma course requires A levels/H grades. Entrants to the performers’ diploma course generally possess GCSEs/S grades and Associated Board Graded Examination passes in their chosen instrument(s) and will be required to audition. Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available in some areas.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £37,000 per annum and can progress up to £43,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,751 employed Musicians in the region.

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