Conducting & Music Communications


Conducting & Music Communications

Category: Conducting

Job Title Choir, Orchestra or Opera Conductor
Salary $15,000-$275,000 per year
example: $145,000 per year - Virginia Symphony
example: $80,596 per year - Boston Lyric Opera
Additional Information The higher salaries indicate a position with a major symphony or opera house and a season of approximately 40 weeks. The lower end of the scale represents a part-time position with a smaller organization.

Job Title Church Choir Director
Salary $5,000-$70,000 per year
example: $25,000 per year - St. Michael's Lutheran Church
Additional Information This salary depends on number of hours worked (hours vary from 10-40 hrs/week), size of church congregation, & level of education.

Category: Music Communications

Job Title Publisher or Editor of Music Books or Periodicals
Salary $24,000-$100,000 per year
Additional Information These positions obviously require strong writing skills and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.

Job Title Music Journalist
Salary $20,000-$70,000 per year
$50-$150 for a review
$100-$500 for a feature
Additional Information These positions obviously require strong writing skills and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.

Job Title Public Relations Specialist
Salary $20,000-$140,000 per year depending on size of organization
Additional Information These positions obviously require strong writing skills and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.