Plays one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as a member of an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Performing Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Practices musical instrument performances, individually or in rehearsal with other musicians, to master individual pieces of music and to maintain and improve skills.
- Performs before live audiences.
- Specializes in playing a specific family of instruments or a particular type of music.
- Plays musical instruments as soloists, or as members or guest artists of musical groups such as orchestras, ensembles, or bands.
- Plays from memory or by following scores.
- Sight-reads musical parts during rehearsals.
- Auditions for orchestras, bands, or other musical groups.
- Provides the musical background for live shows such as ballets, operas, musical theatre, and cabarets.
- Transposes music to alternate keys, or to fit individual styles or purposes.
- Promotes their own or their group's music by participating in media interviews and other activities.
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