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CAREER REPORT

Nature of Work

Musicians and Singers both record and play in front of an audience, singers often have to

create there own music or buy it off someone and then spend hours upon hours recording their

music in a studio. The work of singers are to produce music for others and help them with their

problems as they deal with there own problems, while musicians are different in a way as they

play instruments in a band or solo depending on the musician. Both musicians and singers work

to entertain an audience and provide encouragement and confidence to there fans while doing

what they love the most.

Working Conditions

Both Musicians and Singers work in the same conditions, as they work at studios

recording music and they both travel around the world playing at concerts,bars,arenas,clubs.

They both spend many hours traveling around the world playing for their many fans and while

they do spend many hours traveling the rest of their time is spent at the recording studio that they

are assigned to. its a very demanding job being a Singer or Musician as they need to make

music in a certain period of time and have it approved, so they spend a ton of hours working on

there music and constantly trying to improve their music.

Employment
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The employment growth for Musicians and Singers is below the average for the job

economy, as the Singer and Musicians job economy is extremely competitive while also holding

the largest amount of people in any job career in terms of people wanting to be a Singer or

Musician. There are four different categories that define the different ways that a Singer or

Musician can follow, the first category fallows those who want to be a Singer or Musician but

never really go anywhere and then there is the second category is for those who are a

Singer/Musician and what to teach others in school or college which requires that you major is

music and get your diploma in music. The third category is for those who sing or play an

instrument but only do it at home or a isolated place, like for a hobby. The fourth and final

category is for those who want to be a legend and accomplish the impossible, which takes

dedication and hard work. This fourth category is the one I fall in as I want to make music but

also become something from it. To become someone that many people can look up to and

respect, like Martin Luther King Jr (except without the statute).

Training

So the amount of training needed really varies from what type of musical path you want

to follow, if you do it for a hobby then there is no training really required unless you dont know

how to play the instrument that you have in mind. if you want to teach others about music then

you will need to go to college and train in the many different types of music to get a degree

below a master's, unless if you want to teach music at a college level. Very little training is

needed if you want to just sing or play an instrument at a local bar or concert, if you decide to go

the famous raught then training is not really required either as you will need to learn new things

and expand your music but that is really just hard work, unless you dont know how to play an

instrument.
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Qualifications

So for those of you who want to achieve the impossible and become famous, you really

dont need to work for a qualification as long as you can sing or play the instrument that you

want to play. For a teacher level of music then you will need to graduate high school and obtain

at least a bachelor's degree or lower and graduate from college, then pass the teacher test and

start applying for whatever schools you want, it's best to do internships and shadow other music

teachers to increase your chances of getting the job.other then that there really is no

qualifications for other musicians like if you do it for a hobby or just want to play at a local bar.

Job outlook

The job outlook for Singers and Musicians is pretty low to begin with, the state you live

in also has a effect on the job outlook like how missouris employment count is only 1,036 and

the employment rate is 2.3% with only 33 openings for Singers. Try to become a Singer in a

different state like california or detroit, or at least apply in one of those two states to have a better

chance of getting a job. Singers mostly tend to spend more time unemployed but that does not

mean that they have no job, it just means that they have no Singing job.

Earnings

So the amount a Singer earns varies from state to state and by what category they are in,

the average Singer in Missouri makes from $15 an hour to $25 an hour. The top seventy-five

percent make around $37.79 an hour. Now in terms of famous Singers they tend to make a lot

more than what other Singers make, now even they make less than how much their album costs

as they have to pay their managers and the record label for accepting them plus the cost of those

who helped with the computer work. But they make more than enough on world tours, it varies

on how popular you are like how Drake makes over 1 million or 1 billion annually and that's not
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counting yearly, hourly or monthly. As a music teacher you will make at the start $33,450 a year

and this also depends on how much experience you have, the location and the school you work

for.

Related Occupations

For Occupations related to Singing we have the following, Actors, Announcer,

Choreographers, Dancers, Models, Music composers, Directors and Arrangers, Musicians,

Producers and Directors.

Justification

So I took two career tests to see what category I would fall under in terms of

Occupations, and I ended up falling in the arts,audio/visual Technology, and communications. I

also took the interest inventory and ended up with arts being my top category with my second

category being helping animals, but that was really small. Now when I took my sixteen

personalities test I was identified as a mediator, a mediator is a personally that anyone can have

that influences them to be a peacemaker. A mediator is someone who listens to both sides and

calms both people who are in the argument and helps solve conflict, mediator are people who

find the good in anything and they jump at the chance to help others. Mediators are creative in

their own writing as they want to communicate with everyone and they become so passionate

about wanting to communicate to others that they end up applying this in their work and this just

adds to their creativeness, which is why many mediators tend to work in the arts category.

Mediators dont look for rewards and feel that helping others is the best reward that they can get.

Mediators want to understand themselves and find their place in the world so they find these by

projecting themselves into their work which attracts others to read or observe their work.

Potential Training Sites


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McNally Smith College of Music

Admission standards are admission essay, Musical background essay, official high school

transcripts!

19 Exchange Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Annual tuition for 2015/2016 is $25,740, there annual tuition is 68% more expensive than the

average annual tuition and 29% more expensive than the average Minnesota tuition.

Key Courses

Emcee Techniques

DJ Techniques

Hip-Hop Music Production

Language of Rap and Spoken Word

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802

Annual tuition is $27,005.

Admission standards are the following, application, essay, official transcripts, act and or sat

scores.

Key Courses
Recital Attendance
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Sophomore Review
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Ear Training and Sight Singing III
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Ear Training and Sight Singing IV


Form and Analysis
History of Music I
History of Music II
Senior Seminar
Choose one of the following

History of American Pop Music


African-American Music
Jazz History
Required

Applied Major (to level 4)


Ensembles (8 hours)
Choose 10 hours from the following electives

Arts Criticism
Recreational Music
Literature and Pedagogy of a Major Instrument
101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402: Composition
MUSC 152, 153: Jazz Improvisation
Half Recital
20th Century Theory
Vocal Diction and Pedagogy
Conducting
Advanced Conducting and Literature
Instrumentation
Choral Arranging
Full Recital
History and Development of American Music Theatre

University of Colorado Denver

1250 14th Street, Denver, CO 80217

Annual tuition = $31,209

Admission standards, general high school diploma, core curricula, graduation requirements.
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CU Denver General Graduation Requirements


CU Denver Core Curriculum
College of Arts & Media Graduation Requirements
Click here for information about Academic Policies
Take all of the following Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Core
courses:
MUSC 2700 - Introduction to Music Business
MUSC 2540 - Audio Production I
MUSC 2560 - Audio Production II

Take one of the following Music & Entertainment Industry Studies


Core courses:
MUSC 3210 - Music and Entertainment Marketing
MUSC 3220 - Artist Management
MUSC 3755 - Music Publishing

Take all of the following Musicianship course groups:


PMUS 1100 - Music Theory I
PMUS 1110 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I
PMUS 1023 - Piano Class I

PMUS 1200 - Music Theory II


PMUS 1210 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II
PMUS 1024 - Piano Class II

PMUS 2100 - Music Theory III


PMUS 2110 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III
PMUS 1025 - Piano Class III

Take one of the following Musicianship courses:


PMUS 1026 - Piano Class IV (for Piano/Voice students)
PMUS 2750 - Functional Guitar Skills: Acoustic Guitar Styles (for
Guitar/Voice students)
PMUS 2751 - Functional Guitar Skills: Electric Guitar Styles (for
Guitar/Voice students)

Take all of the following Musicianship courses:


PMUS 3830 - History and Literature of Music I
PMUS 3831 - History and Literature of Music II
PMUS____ Music History Elective (3 semester hours)

Take all of the following Singer/Songwriter Emphasis course groups:


Either PMUS 1574 - Applied Guitar, Singer/Songwriter or PMUS 1644
- Applied Piano, Singer/Songwriter Note: Students must complete both
semesters of applied instrument lessons on their primary audition
instrument.
PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour) Note: Students must complete
PMUS 1470 - Performance Practice Ensemble during their first or
second semester of Applied Music.

Either PMUS 1574 - Applied Guitar, Singer/Songwriter or PMUS 1644


- Applied Piano, Singer/Songwriter Note: Students must complete both
semesters of applied instrument lessons on their primary audition
instrument.
PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 1734 - Applied Voice, Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 1734 - Applied Voice, Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 3772 - Applied Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 3772 - Applied Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 4772 - Applied Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

PMUS 4772 - Applied Singer/Songwriter


PMUS 1500 - General Recital
PMUS____ Ensemble (1 semester hour)

Take all of the following Singer/Songwriter Emphasis courses:


PMUS 3200 - Popular Music Performance Skills
PMUS 3310 - Intermediate Songwriting
PMUS 3320 - Popular Music Arranging
PMUS 4060 - Music Theory Analysis
PMUS 4310 - Advanced Songwriting
PMUS 4200 - Senior Recital Project
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Sources

MCNally Smith College http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/

Drury University http://www.drury.edu/

University of Colorado Denver http://www.ucdenver.edu

Sixteen personalities https://www.16personalities.com/infp-personality

Missouri Connections https://missouriconnections.org/default.aspx

Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-

sports/musicians-and-singers.htm