Are you constantly anticipating the newest releases from your favorite artists? Are you that person who is always humming a tune and can’t imagine going through a day without listening to music?
If music is your biggest passion in life, we don’t blame you. After all, studies show that listening to music can reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve focus.
If you live and breath music, you’ve probably thought one time or another about turning your love for music into a full-time career.
But, you’ve maybe been afraid of jumping the gun after hearing how hard it can be to make it in the music industry.
Well, we’ve got some news for you. While it’s nearly impossible to make it as a professional singer or instrumentalist, there are other music careers that are perfectly realistic (and fulfilling).
What are these careers?
Check out this guide to learn about the top cool music careers.
Imagine finding a career you love that also involves helping others. Sounds like the dream, right?
Well, such careers actually do exist. By working as a music therapist, you get the opportunity to share your love and passion for music with others, all while helping people get through tough times.
As a music therapist, you may encourage your patients to share their emotions through songwriting, examine lyrics as a source of discussion, or use music to cope with trauma.
Many people think that working as a music teacher may be unfulfilling. But trust us, there is nothing more fulfilling than sharing your love and knowledge of music with younger generations.
Plus, there are many different routes you can take as a music teacher. You can work in a more traditional setting as a school music teacher, or, if you like setting your own schedule you can work from home or even teach online.
You can also consider becoming a band director at a school like KSU MME. Or, if you enjoy the more intellectual side of music, you could become a professor of music theory and teach music to college-aged students.
As someone who loves music, some of your best memories probably come from attending concerts and music festivals.
If you love the festival life, are super organized and can handle high-stress situations, then a career as a festival or concert organizer may be perfect for you.
Plus, let’s not forget that for every concert or music festival you organize, you get free attendance. How cool is that?
Do your friends always refer to you as the life of the party?
If partying til the wee hours of the morning with thousands of others sounds like a great time to you, then a career as a DJ may be for you.
As a DJ, you get to use your mastery of music and beats to entertain large crowds.
Plus, let’s not forget that you’ll be able to enjoy the events that you perform at and meet new people from all over the world.
As you can see, there are a variety of music careers out there that are both realistic and fulfilling.
Which of these music careers sounds the most appealing to you? Let us know in the comments below!
And, be sure to check in with our community calendar to see if there are any upcoming concerts in our area.