As a musician you will be composing, conducting or performing music in any of a variety of styles either solo or in orchestras, bands or choirs.
Musicians may create and arrange musical scores, play instruments, sing or perform in solo or group programmes, teach or train students in Music. They may work for movies, television programmes, theatre, commercials, bands and orchestras.
What you do on a typical day at work depends on the genre of music you are specialised in and your area of work. In general you may be
You can choose any stream at +2 level to go for higher studies in Music.
It is beneficial for you to learn Music parallelly outside the formal academic curriculum. Participating in Music programmes and competitions will improve your skills and talent. Certificates of your achievements in this field may help you to get admission in good institutions.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is BA/ BPA Music or B.Mus.There are also various Music genres like Carnatic, Hindustani etc which may be chosen as specialisations. The duration of the course will be three years.
There are Diploma programs in Music of 1-2 years.
After completing UG in Music you can go for MA Music which is of 2 years duration.
After pursuing Master’s you can go for an M Phil or PhD if your profile (including portfolio, certificates of achievements, performance videos etc.) and research proposal is excellent.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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To take up a career in music you should be motivated and determined to persevere in your efforts to move ahead in challenging conditions.
Musicians need to have good confidence for performing before an audience.
Musicians have to put in a lot of hours of practice every day to make their performance perfect. This requires good physical stamina.
You need to have the ability to work well as part of a team involving different types of people.
Good creative skills are required for producing original compositions that will be appreciated by a discerning audience.
To create a truly good work of music a musician has to take care of the subtle nuances involved and have to pay great attention to detail.