Conducting & Performing Arts Medicine


Conducting & Performing Arts Medicine

Conducting:

Approximate Salary Ranges:
  • Choir, Orchestra, or Opera Conductor $15,000-$275,000/year

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with people
  • Dynamic and unique stage personality
  • Leadership qualities
  • Musical talent

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Decisive and expressive baton technique
  • Superior musicianship
  • Specialized skill on at least one instrument or voice

  • Precollege Training:
  • Ability to read music
  • Conducting music ensembles
  • Participation in music ensembles
  • Private instruction in piano and one other instrument or voice

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • Undergraduate music degree
  • Graduate music degree not always required,
    but equivalent training necessary, especially
    at professional level

  • Performing Arts Medicine:

    Approximate Salary Ranges:
  • Performing Arts Medicine (MD, Physical Therapist) $50,000-$100,000/year

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Interest in music and science
  • Physical stamina
  • Enjoyment of people and desire to improve their physical and mental health

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • In addition to medical knowledge, familiarity with
    musicians and medical problems that musicians
    commonly have

  • Precollege Training:
  • Participation in music ensembles
  • Volunteer work at a medical facility

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • Medical school; preferably specializing in performing arts medicine