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Musicians and Singers - 27-2042.00

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O*NET-SOC Description

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

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Tasks

  • Arrange and edit music to fit style and purpose.
  • Audition for orchestras, bands, or other musical groups.
  • Collaborate with a manager or agent who handles administrative details, finds work, and negotiates contracts.
  • Compose original music, such as popular songs, symphonies, or sonatas.
  • Compose songs or create vocal arrangements.
  • Direct bands or orchestras.
  • Improvise music during performances.
  • Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
  • Learn acting, dancing, and other skills required for dramatic singing roles.
  • Listen to recordings to master pieces or to maintain and improve skills.
  • Make or participate in recordings in music studios.
  • Make or participate in recordings.
  • Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
  • Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
  • Perform before live audiences in concerts, recitals, educational presentations, and other social gatherings.
  • Perform in television, radio, or movie productions.
  • Play from memory or by following scores.
  • Play musical instruments as soloists, or as members or guest artists of musical groups such as orchestras, ensembles, or bands.
  • Practice performances, individually or in rehearsal with other musicians, to master individual pieces of music or to maintain and improve skills.
  • Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.
  • Promote their own or their group's music by participating in media interviews and other activities.
  • Provide the musical background for live shows, such as ballets, operas, musical theatre, and cabarets.
  • Research particular roles to find out more about a character, or the time and place in which a piece is set.
  • Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording.
  • Sight-read musical parts during rehearsals.
  • Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Specialize in playing a specific family of instruments or a particular type of music.
  • Teach music for specific instruments.
  • Transpose music to alternate keys, or to fit individual styles or purposes.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Audition for roles.
  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Coordinate musical rehearsals or performances.
  • Create musical compositions, arrangements or scores.
  • Perform for recordings.
  • Perform music for the public.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.
  • Study details of musical compositions.
  • Train others on performance techniques.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Army Bandperson (Army - Enlisted)
  • Arranger (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Bandmaster (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Bandmaster (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Basic Musician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Bassoon Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Bassoon Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Brass Group Leader (Army - Enlisted)
  • Clarinet Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Clarinet Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cornet or Trumpet Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Drum Major (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electric Bass Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electric Bass/String Bass Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Conductor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Euphonium Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Euphonium Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Flute or Piccolo Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Flute/Piccolo Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • French Horn Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • French Horn Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Guitar Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Guitar Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Instrument Repair Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Keyboard Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Keyboard Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Bandmaster (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Member "The President's Own" U.S.M.C. Band (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Member, "The Commandant's Own," U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Member, The President's Own, United States Marine Band (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Musician Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Bassoon (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Clarinet (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Electric Bass (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Euphonium (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Flute/Piccolo (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Guitar (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Horn (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Oboe (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Percussion (Drums, Timpani, Mallets) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Piano (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Saxophone (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Trombone (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Trumpet (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Tuba/Sousaphone (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Musician, Vocalist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Oboe Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Oboe Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Percussion Group Leader (Army - Enlisted)
  • Percussion Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Percussion Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Military Band Support (USAF Band) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Military Band Support (USAF Band) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Military Band Support (USAF Band) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Military Band Support (USAF Band) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Saxophone Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Saxophone Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Small Ensemble Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Special Band Musician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Bands Member (Army - Enlisted)
  • Trombone Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Trombone Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Trumpet Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tuba Instrumentalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tuba Player (Army - Enlisted)
  • Vocalist/Entertainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Woodwind Group Leader (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Musician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Musician, Instrumental
  • Singer
  • Singing Messenger