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Did a special music educator make a difference in your life? Here's how to pass on the favor with a career in Music Education.
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Music Teacher showing bass to young male music student

Music Teacher

Music Teachers instruct elementary, junior high, or high school students in vocal and instrumental performance and music theory. They also lead various performance ensembles at the school, such as the... Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,934 Salary Range: $31K-$88K Alt Titles: Music Instructor
Musicologist at front of the classroom teaching college students


Musicologists study music in a historical, critical, or scientific context. The majority of Musicologists are employed by institutes of higher education, where they conduct research, publish papers... Learn More Avg. Salary: $52,843 Salary Range: $10K-$269 Alt Titles: Professor of Musicology
Music Historian doing research on a laptop in the library

Music Historian

Music Historians research and write about musicians, instruments and musical genres in historical context. Learn More Avg. Salary: $52,471 Salary Range: $40K-$91K Alt Titles: Musicologist, Historian
Ethnomusicologist performing on stringed instrument


Ethnomusicologists go into the field to learn about the musical practices of different groups, writing academic studies that frame musical traditions and movements through a sociocultural lens. Learn More Avg. Salary: $72,630 Salary Range: $32K-$122K Alt Titles: Comparative Musicologist, Musicologist, Folklorist
College Music Teacher lecturing students in class

College, Conservatory, or University Music Teacher

Educates students in music theory, history, composition, performance or music business studies at an institute of higher education. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,934 Salary Range: $31K - $88K Alt Titles: Music Instructor, Music Teacher, Lecturer, Instructor, Professor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor
Private Instrument Teacher showing young female student how to play guitar

Private Instrument Teacher

Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. They can teach one-on-one or in a group setting. Some Teachers specialize in only one instrument, while others instruct pupils in a... Learn More Avg. Salary: $42,910 Salary Range: $28K - $66K Alt Titles: Studio Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Instrument Teacher
Bandmates hanging out on an empty venue stage

Band Director

Band Directors oversee rehearsals and performances for a school’s athletic bands, including marching bands and pep bands. They also handle behind-the-scenes duties such as recruiting and budget... Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,353 Salary Range: $38K-$71K Alt Titles: Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Band Director
District Supervisor of Music in a meeting with four Music Teachers

District Supervisor of Music

Works with Teachers in a school district to coordinate music education curriculum and activities and ensure learning goals are being met. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,086 Salary Range: $44K-$65K Alt Titles: Music Administrator, Music Supervisor
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