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Singer

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Mikayla Keys

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SINGER
Job Outlook and Salary/Hourly Pay
Mikayla Keys
1. Musical training from a university or college or through private instruction is usually required.

2. Members of orchestras and other professional classical musicians and singers usually require a university degree in music.

3. Musical talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.

4. Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

5. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.

~Education~
Skills Needed?
Although it does vary, you do not need formal education for those who are interested in popular music. However; those interested in classical or opera typically need to at least have a bachelor degree.

You also need experience, such as being part of a studio, choir, etc.

Musicians and singers must be prepared to face the anxiety of intermittent employment and rejections when auditioning for work.

People considering careers in music should have musical talent, versatility, creativity, poise and a good stage presence. Self-discipline is vita
Work Hours
Performance/Performing (Varies)

Musicians/Singers typically perform at night and on weekends. Although, performances can also be at random, or scheduled therefor Work hours vary depending on music style, companies, studio you apart of, and so on. Part-time schedules and intermittent unemployment are common; many musicians supplement their income with earnings from other sources.

Practice:
Also varies, and can change but a lot of musicians and singers take long hours of practice.


Salary/Hourly Pay
Job Outlook
It is expected to grow
10%
from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations..
Why?


Excepted growth is due to the increased demand for musical performances. However, it is expected to be a strong competition because there is a large number of workers interested in become a musician/Singer.
Earning Levels
~Singers/Musicians
Average
Salary~ $11,000-$33,000

~Hourly Pay~
Low: $12.60 /hr
Median: $22.00 /hr
High: $40.00 /hr

also
The average hourly wages for Musicians and Singers is $19.38/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are below average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004..


and Musicians
Why Do You Want to Pursue this Career?
I pursue this career because it is a passion of mine, and with all the hardship that happened in my life I could always turn to music. I am apart of Studio G on Main Street, a performing studio. I have been going there for about a year now. I am apart of the High Heels and Sneakers Choir there, I have private classes every Wednesday, including the Choir (and THRILLER), and rehearsals before every Showcase (Student Revue Show), Choir, and whatever Show is coming up or a big event is coming up. I have been singing and into musical things for as long as I remember, not to mention it helps built up stage presence, confidence, and it helps relieve stress.
Benefits
(Insurance, Bonuses, Vacations)
Depended on professionalism
Concert dates
Showcase dates
Choir dates
Preforming dates
Gigs
Travels
Advancement Opportunities
Dress Requirements
Uniforms

Career Of Choice
About
This group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music.

Musicians and singers:
• perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. This can also be individual.
Musicians and Singers
High School Classes that will help!
1. Drama
2. Art
3. English (Composition)
4. Music


It highly varies on what dress requirement is needed depending on the following:

certain group or choir
genre
professionalism
Company
Contract
Theme of the Show/Performance
Theater

And so on..



Being a singer or musician lets your see
different parts of the world. You can go to far places, other counties, became recognized, although traveling (if your on a professional level for example) can be frequent, time consuming, and can vary.
Advantages and Disadvantages
If you are a
successful
musician:

Disadvantages - Busy schedule; possible loneliness; possible alienation from friends; loss of privacy

Advantages - Good income; traveling; fame; recognition; sense of accomplishment; power

If you're not successful, the only advantage is the enjoyment of doing what you love. Disadvantage would be limited income.

Competition for jobs is keen; those who can play several instruments and perform a wide range of musical styles should enjoy the best job prospects.

There are also other career options
such as:
Music Directors and Composers
Music teacher

Good Income
Traveling different places
Entertaining Others.

Specific Tasks
~Duties~
Musicians and singers typically do the following:

~Perform music for live audiences and recordings
~Audition for positions in orchestras, choruses, bands, and other music groups
~Practice playing instruments or singing to improve their technique
~Rehearse to prepare for performances
~Find locations for performances or concerts
~Travel, sometimes great distances, to performance venues
~Promote their careers by doing photo shoots and interviews or maintaining a website or social media presence
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