Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

(NOC 5132)
 

What do Conductors, Composers and Arrangers do?

Conductors select and interpret musical works, and lead bands, orchestras, and choirs. Composers write and create music in such forms as songs, movie scores, operas and symphonies. Arrangers adapt and modify musical compositions to convey desired themes.

How to become: Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

In general, you usually need a university degree, college diploma or other post-secondary specialized training in your area of work.

You may need experience and to be able to demonstrate directing, creative or performing skills.

You may need membership in a related guild or union.

Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Music (BMus) Bachelor; Honours
Music (BMus) Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Music (BMus) - Composition Bachelor; Honours
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University of Southampton
Southampton, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Music with Year Abroad (BA) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Music (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Composition (BMus) Bachelor
Integrated Studies (BMus) Bachelor
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University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts - Graduate Programs
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Master of Music (MMus) Master
Master of Arts in Music (MA) Master
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Conductors, Composers and Arrangers make?

Low:
$24,746
Average:
$36,099
High:
$88,017

Job openings for Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

Job Seekers:
11,500
Job Openings:
11,400