Music Performance

Music Performance is about playing one or more musical instruments or singing.

Studying in this area involves sight-reading (reading and performing written music) and ear training (identifying musical elements solely by listening).

This includes performing with your instrument or voice (singing!) – as a soloist or with other musicians.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Music producer
  • Music publisher
  • Music teacher
  • Music critic
  • Music journalist
  • Piano tuner
  • Instrument salesperson
  • Music industry executive
  • Band manager
  • School music teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

107% of national
median earnings


Employment

61%
Employed
5%
Unemployed
24%
Further study
10%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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