Do you enjoy picking up an instrument and playing it all day long? Were you practicing Mozart’s 41st symphony at a young age? Or have you been singing for as long as you can remember and want to share this with the world? If all this sounds like “music” to your ears, then you may wish to make it your degree.

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UTSA’s Music Program

At UTSA, a music degree provides a firm foundation to nurture your creative calling. You’ll be able to choose either a B.A. in Music or a B.M. with a concentration in any of the following: Music Education, Music Composition, Music Performance or Music Marketing. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

A degree in Music from UTSA provides a rich and fulfilling contribution to the greater community and is a nationally recognized program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. You’ll follow down the footsteps of many of today’s greatest musicians as you pursue a career as a performing artist, sound engineer, composer, music educator, or as a music marketing professional. 

Careers in Music

Top job titles for Music graduates include:

• Music Teacher
• Music Director
• Musician/Singer
• Self-enrichment Teacher

Music and its related career pathways are currently in high demand in Seattle, WA, Dallas-Forth Worth, TX and San Francisco, CA in the 2018-19 financial year. More than 144,000 music-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Music Graduates

Music is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of music-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Elementary and Secondary Schools
• Religious Organizations
• Higher Education
• Professional and Technical Services
• Wired Telecommunications Carriers
• Used Merchandise Stores
• Performing Arts Companies

Salaries for Music Graduates

The salary range for open music-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $40,204
median $65,925
top 10% $94,895

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Music Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Music graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Music may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You like being physically active
• You like being creative and artistic
• You are detail oriented

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