About a third of musicians are employed by religious organizations and another 11 percent find employment with performing arts companies including orchestras, chamber singing groups and musical theatre companies. Employment opportunities for musicians are expected to grow by about 11 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is about the average across all occupations. Competition is strong in this field and smaller, community-based performing groups may provide the best opportunity for new talent. Learn More.
“The thing that sold me with Ashland University’s music program is the genuine attitude of all of faculty members. They possess the authority of professors while being dependable, relatable and willing to go beyond the ordinary and the ‘easy’. They really do focus on each individual and foster an atmosphere of professional friendship. Class time is valuable, lessons are meaningful, learning is the priority, and as a student, they inspire you to ultimately want to share in their enthusiasm for music, performance and education.” -- Alyssa Slotterbeck, Woodville, Ohio
"The Ashland University Music Department was very dedicated to my personal education and made sure I was completely prepared to enter the world of music education. I am impressed by the fact that the faculty continues to be interested in what I am doing as a Choir Director and is more than willing to offer their assistance when I need it. I know that I could not have received a better education experience anywhere else - the Ashland University Music Department definitely knows how to have "Accent on the Individual!" -- Geoffrey Zimmerly, Director Of Choirs - Grades 7-12; 6th Grade Vocal Music, Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District