Music cannot be equated with any profession because it is a passion. Some people are gifted with this talent from birth, while some others become a musician by choice. In any case, one can acquire perfection in music only through hard work, practice, and performance. Music is essentially an expression and articulation of inner thoughts and emotions through sound. Those who adopt music as their profession should have a complete commitment and dedication towards it. One can do Bachelors in music after Class 12th.
Career & Job
After the completion of the course in music, a student can get a job in the music industry, films, production houses, TV channels, and advertisement companies. One can also work as a music teacher in colleges and Universities. The enterprising students can also open their own music learning centres. The Bollywood and TV serials, especially, haveopened a new era of opportunities for musicians. They can easily get work in these places.
The starting salary as a music teacher is in the range of ₹10, 000 to 20,000. But, in a few years it will go up. A talented musician can earn handsomely through freelancing works like stage performances; by playing music at weddings; be a part of a musical troupe; or by getting assignments from the music companies.
Various Job Profiles
A musician can work on various profiles depending upon their skills, interest, and abilities. Some of the popular profiles, which are taken up by musicians are –
- Music Sequencer
- Sound designer
- Music director
- Music editor
- Music supervisor
- Music publisher
- Music teacher
- Recording engineer
- Music therapist
- Studio manager and
Music is a diverse field and anyone opting to become a musician has numbers of choices to make. It opens up a completely new world of career and job satisfaction in people.
Candidates who want to learn music can apply for admission in some of the following top-ranked music colleges of India-
- College of Music and Dance, Hyderabad
- Government Music College, Indore
- Madhav Music college, Gwalior
- Government Music College, Chennai
- Saradha Sangeetha Kalasala, Guntur
- Government school of music and dance, Guntur.
Courses in Music
A candidate can do Bachelor’s in
- B.A (Music)
- B.F.A (Music)
- B.P.A (Music)
- Diploma in Music.
A student can select his/her music training in Vocal or Instruments. Depending upon the interest, a candidate can opt for any of the two. It is important that a music learner does a lot of practice. Without ample practice, one cannot perfect his/her skills in music. And in order to get a proper platform in a music career, one should have an excellent skill.
Branches of Music
Many Universities and Colleges offer courses in the following music branches-
- Classical Music
- Reggae Music
- Country Music
- Latin Music
- Electronic Music
- Metal Music
- Pop Music
- Rock Music
- Rhythm Music