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What Can I Do With A Music Degree?

Find potential careers for music majors below:

Musician, Singer1

As a graduate of University of the Cumberlands’ music program, you’ll have the performance skills you need to pursue a career in music. Depending on your primary focus – instrumental or vocal – you could find yourself in studios or on stage as a musician or singer. Musical artists average about $30.49 an hour, and demand is projected to grow 11 percent by 2030.

Maybe your bachelor’s is just the first step … many graduates of the fine arts program go on to pursue additional certifications or degrees to explore careers in graphic design, advertising or even art therapy.

High School Teacher2

Maybe you want to lead the next generation into a deeper appreciation of the musical arts. With the right certification, you could become a high school Music teacher. Teachers are needed – a projected 8 percent growth rate for high school teachers by 2030, making an average annual salary of $61,820.


  • Entertainer
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Vocalist
  • Instrumentalist
  • High School Music Teacher
  • Private Tutor

"$61,820" Median Annual Pay for High School Teachers1

1Musicians and Singers
2High School Teachers