Profession musician

Musicians write, arrange, conduct and perform musical compositions.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Related professions music


  • Legal environment in music

    Laws and regulations related to music creation, distribution and performance.


  • Work with composers

    Communicate with composers to discuss various interpretations of their work.

  • Accept feedback on artistic performance

    Accept feedback, proposed discussions and avenues of exploration about the precision of movements, rhythm, musicality, precision of the performance, interaction with peers and stage elements, areas requiring improvement. Take feedback into account to develop the potential as performer. Note the choreographers/repetiteur/dance master instructions, the instructions of other collaborators (dramaturge, performers/dancers peers, musicians, etc.) assuring being in the same page with direction team.

  • Collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions

    Coordinate your artistic activities with others who specialise in the technical side of the project. Inform the technical staff of your plans and methods and obtain feedback on feasibility, cost, procedures and other relevant information. Be able to understand the vocabulary and the practises about technical issues

  • Organise a repertoire
  • Perform live

    Perform in front of live audiences.

  • Cope with stage fright

    Deal with conditions that cause stage fright, such as time limits, the audience and stress.

  • Interact with an audience

    Convey the artistic values of the art form(s). Respond to the reactions of your audience and involve them.

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

  • Work independently as an artist

    Develop one's own ways of doing artistic performances, motivating oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Work in teams

    Work confidently within a group with each doing their part in the service of the whole.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan musical performances link between dance and music style supervise music groups edit recorded sound participate in music studio recordings specialise in a musical genre collaborate with music librarians develop musical ideas write musical scores perform music solo record music foreign languages for international careers play musical instruments advise on music pedagogy play the piano participate in artistic mediation activities select musical performers complete final musical scores perform music in ensemble musical genres design a music show study musical scores transpose music transcribe musical compositions manage artistic career sing compose music improvise music manage artistic project evaluate musical ideas manage musical staff work within communities study music musical theory transcribe ideas into musical notation music literature orchestrate music perform for young audiences draw up artistic project proposals create musical forms read musical score rewrite musical scores promote music perform musical improvisations in therapy musical instruments select music for performance

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