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

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Legal environment in music

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Work with composers

    Communicate with composers to discuss various interpretations of their work.

  • Interact with an audience

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

  • 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.

  • Perform live

    Perform in front of live audiences.

  • Organise a repertoire
  • 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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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