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Music Education Careers

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Music Teacher (revised)

Music Teacher

Music Teachers instruct elementary, junior high, or high school students in performance and music theory. They also lead various performance ensembles at the school, such as the marching band, choir... Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$50,934Salary Range:$31K-$88KAlt Titles:Music Instructor
Ethnomusicologist

Ethnomusicologist

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 MoreAvg. Salary:$72,630Salary Range:$32K-$122KAlt Titles:Comparative Musicologist, Musicologist, Folklorist
Private Instrument Teacher

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 MoreAvg. Salary:$42,910Salary Range:$28K - $66KAlt Titles:Studio Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Instrument Teacher
Band Director

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 MoreAvg. Salary:$50,353Salary Range:$38K-$71KAlt Titles:Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Band Director
Musicologist

Musicologist

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 MoreAvg. Salary:$52,843Salary Range:$10K-$269Alt Titles:Professor of Musicology
Music Historian

Music Historian

Music Historians research and write about musicians, instruments and musical genres in historical context. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$52,471Salary Range:$40K-$91KAlt Titles:Musicologist, Historian
Music Supervisor

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 MoreAvg. Salary:$54,086Salary Range:$44K-$65KAlt Titles:Music Administrator, Music Supervisor
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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 MoreAvg. Salary:$50,934Salary Range:$31K - $88KAlt Titles:Music Instructor, Music Teacher, Lecturer, Instructor, Professor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor
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