What do Musicians, Instrumental do?

Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group.

  • Practice musical instrument performances, individually or in rehearsal with other musicians, to master individual pieces of music and to maintain and improve skills.
  • Perform before live audiences.
  • Specialize in playing a specific family of instruments and/or a particular type of music.
  • Play musical instruments as soloists, or as members or guest artists of musical groups such as orchestras, ensembles, or bands.
  • Play from memory or by following scores.
  • Sight-read musical parts during rehearsals.
  • Audition for orchestras, bands, or other musical groups.
  • Provide the musical background for live shows such as ballets, operas, musical theatre, and cabarets.
  • Transpose music to alternate keys, or to fit individual styles or purposes.
  • Promote their own or their group's music by participating in media interviews and other activities.
  • Make or participate in recordings in music studios.
  • Direct bands or orchestras.
  • Teach music for specific instruments.
  • Compose original music such as popular songs, symphonies, or sonatas.
  • Improvise music during performances.

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Necessary Skills

  • Coordination
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making

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