Potential Career/Occupation Information

Singers

Occupation Information table
Overview: Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
Duties: Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions. Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group. Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions. Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest. Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles. Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment. Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation. Make or participate in recordings. Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording. Compose songs or create vocal arrangements.
Degree(s): A.S. Music 
A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 2% to 4% from 2014 to 2024, which is slightly slower than the average projected growth for all occupations.
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Dance, drama, music, that is, things that are performed in front of an audience.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
Recommended Values:
  • Being able to express creative ideas through the arts.
  • Doing something where you can physically see the results of your work.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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