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   The Music Major: The music faculty offers unique expertise in all types of music, including jazz, classical, and world music, integrating the varieties of musical experience wherever possible. The music offerings are designed to foster a greater view of music encompassing traditions from around the world. Students in the Music program have frequent contact with faculty advisors, who aid in their planning work and in defining their goals. The major is designed to assist the student to function easily within the world of music.
   All students majoring in music are expected to study an instrument or voice each term. A second instrument or voice also is urged. Membership in an instrumental ensemble (jazz, chamber music) or chorus is also required for each term.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Music degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Music.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Art Director
  • Musician
  • Circus Performer
  • Comedian
  • Costumer
  • Dancer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dramatic Coach
  • Educator
  • Impersonator
  • Magician
  • Merchandise Displayer
  • Model
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Teacher
  • Narrator
  • Orchestra Conductor
  • Pantomimist
  • Producer
  • Puppeteer
  • Singer
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatrical Photographer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Ornamental-Metalwork Designer
  • Producer (Radio & TV)
  • Music Therapist (Mental Health)
  • Announcer/Disc Jockey
  • Travel Guide (Tour Guide)
  • Artist's Manager
  • Film Editor
  • Museum Curator

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Theatrefest Group
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Disney Entertainment Career Program
  • EMI Records Group
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • WHTS Radio Station - Z-100
  • Arts Horizon
  • The Juilliard School
  • Harvestworks Digital Media Arts
  • Polygram Records
  • Westfield Symphony Orchestra
  • KTU 103.5