Profession musician

Musicians perform a vocal or musical part that can be recorded or played for an audience. They have know-how and practice of one or many instruments or using their voice. The musician can also write and transcribe music.

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Personality Type


  • Legal environment in music

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


  • Memorise lines

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

  • Cope with stage fright

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

  • Work with composers

    Communicate with composers to discuss various interpretations of their work.

  • 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.

  • 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 the artistic activities with others who are specialised in the technical side of the project. Inform the technical staff of the plans and methods suggested and obtain feedback on feasibility, cost, procedures and other relevant information. Be able to understand the vocabulary and practises concerning technical issues.

  • Interact with an audience

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

  • Perform live

    Perform in front of live audiences.

  • Organise a repertoire

    Sort and order a collection as a whole in such a way that its parts can be found by following the organising principles.

Optional knowledge and skills

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