Career Options

The music composition major provides the foundation for a wide variety of careers in the music industry.

Careers for Music Composers

  • Composer for film, TV, video games, and related media
  • Composer for production libraries
  • Commissioned composer of works for symphony or chamber orchestras and vocal ensembles
  • Arranger for established artists
  • Orchestrator for other composers working in film, TV, video games, and related media
  • Composer/songwriter/arranger/orchestrator for musical theater
  • Music editor
  • Music supervisor
  • Music copyist
  • Pop/contemporary music songwriter
  • High school and college music teacher

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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