Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Musicians and singers

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Vocalist

Conductors, composers and arrangers

  • Conductor
  • Copyist
  • Lyricist
  • Maestro
  • Music writer

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

  • Record producer

Secondary school teachers

  • Music teacher, secondary school

Authors and writers

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer


  • Music critic
  • Music reviewer

College and other vocational instructors

  • Music teacher, conservatory of music

Conservators and curators

  • Curator

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  • Administrator of studio and broadcasting station

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies.

  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • National Arts Centre - NAC
  • Ottawa Chamber Music Society
  • Ottawa Pocket Opera
  • Thirteen Strings
  • Arcadia Academy of Music School
  • Bell Media
  • Dream Voice Education Center
  • Erindale School of Music & Arts
  • International Music Academy
  • Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
  • Music at Home
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Octave Music Centre
  • Stratford Festival
  • Universal Music Canada
  • Avanti
  • Conservatoire de musique et dart dramatique du Québec
  • L'Équipe Spectra
  • Montreal Academy of Music
  • Musicaction
  • Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - OSM
  • Aboriginal People Television Network
  • The Banff Centre
  • Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts
  • Music Workshop

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Alliance des chorales du Québec
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association
  • Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique - APCM
  • Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Canadian Association of Music Libraries
  • Canadian Music Center
  • Canadian Music Educators Association -ACME
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians - CFM
  • Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations
  •  Canadian Independent Music Association
  • Canadian Music Educators Association
  • Cultural Human Resources Council
  • Fédération des associations musiciens-éducateurs du Québec
  • Fédération des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec -FHOSQ
  • Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec - GMMQ
  • Music Canada
  • Manitoba Band Association
  • Manitoba Music
  • Music Industries Association of Canada
  • Orchestras Canada
  • Professional Music Publishers' Association - PMPA
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada - SOCAN
  • Société québécoise de recherche en musique - SQRM
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
  • Teachers' Association - BCRMTA
  • The Ottawa Musician 

Date modified: 2023-06-22