Professor of Music
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-8459
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
Careers in Music
Careers in music education range from offering private instruction in a home studio to working with young musicians in a school setting to teaching college students in an academic or conservatory environment. In addition to offering superb performance training, Eckerd’s music major provides an excellent background for graduate work in the academic aspects of music and for interdisciplinary graduate work in fields such as music therapy, ethnomusicology and American Studies. The Eckerd music major also satisfies the academic requirements of most music education and music therapy certificate programs.
Gifted performers among Eckerd’s music graduates have developed careers as recitalists, opera and musical comedy singers, symphony and chamber musicians, and as conductors. Others have gone on to produce themselves as songwriter/performers and multi-media performers. Most supplemented their Eckerd training with summer festivals, apprenticeships and graduate study.
Opportunities in choral performance, conducting, organ and music history make Eckerd an ideal training ground for a sacred music career. Internships and graduate work are required for the best positions.
Other Career Options
Many music graduates have developed careers in music therapy, music librarianship, publishing, journalism, arts management, arranging, recording, instrument building and software design. Others have applied the various skills developed by the major to careers in business, law and the entertainment industry.