Music

Please visit the Music major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study and practice of music, with genres ranging from jazz, to African, to computerized music.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Music Majors

  • Vocalists
  • Lawyers
  • Wine Educators
  • Casting Directors
  • Music Producers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Choral Directors

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Acquire teaching certificate to teach in public schools
  • Earn a graduate degree
  • Join national organizations as a collegiate member
  • Develop business relationships with schools and music stores
  • Join UVA-affiliated musical organizations
  • Seek competitions and apprenticeship programs
  • Be willing to move to a large city
  • Learn other languages
  • Obtain and refine compositional knowledge
  • Learn how to use electronic music equipment
  • Take supplemental courses specific to your interests

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