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MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
BR-Rebecca Johnson, 604.6508
LV-Cathy Hardy-Parcell, 604.2321
MW-Jim Murray, 604.3305
PV-Clarence Smith, 604.4456
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As a musician, you apply elements of music theory to create musical and tonal structures, including harmonies and melodies.

Sample of reported job titles: Music Composer, Music Arranger, Music Producer, Vocalist, Choir Member, Entertainer, Music Director, Conductor.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (2008): $19.84 hourly, $41,270 annual
  • Employment (2006): 68,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%) .
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 23,000 additional employees.
Last Modified: 6/15/16