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Music Professionals (other)

Music Professionals (other)

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Also known as Ethnomusicologist, Music Copyist, Music Researcher.

This occupation group covers Music Professionals not elsewhere classified.


Tasks Include:


  • creating melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
  • translating ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
  • undertaking research and liaising with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and radio, television and film productions
  • auditioning and selecting musicians and Singers
  • selecting music for performances and assigning instrumental parts to musicians
  • directing musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo
  • studying and rehearsing repertoire and musical scores prior to performances
  • playing music in recital, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory
Job prospects for Music Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Music Professionals group include Composer, Music Director, Music Professionals (other), Musician (Instrumental) and Singer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,800 Music Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

Average weekly wage
$1,229.00

Hourly earnings
$34.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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