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Musicians

Average National Salaries ()

Age 20

£20,800 pile of coins

Age 35

£41,600 pile of coins

Age 50

£48,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: N/A

What does this career do?

Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Typical tasks

  • conceives and writes original music
  • tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score
  • plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra
  • scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect
  • auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements although many possess a degree and/or diploma. Entry to a degree or graduate diploma course requires A levels/H grades. Entrants to the performers’ diploma course generally possess GCSEs/S grades and Associated Board Graded Examination passes in their chosen instrument(s) and will be required to audition. Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available in some areas.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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