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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

Internships

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The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.

Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.

Music

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Music
Sample of Occupations
Music Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

Across all of the arts disciplines taught at Brandeis is the shared belief that art is the great legacy of human accomplishment, essential to interdisciplinary learning.  By uniting musical expression with academic excellence, the Department of Music 
educates students to become accomplished artists and scholars, and engaged citizens prepared to contribute to a multicultural society.  Through rigorous study in composition, cultural studies, history, and performance, students in the Department of Music are afforded a broad view on complex social, political, economic, and cultural questions, an understanding of which is valued in every field of endeavor in the global marketplace.

The department’s web site also contains career-related resources including opportunities to gain important performance experience through an array of music ensembles and to keep up to date on your field through The Score: Music Department News.

First Destination Data 

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Music alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Music major at Brandeis.

Department of Music Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Music major at Brandeis.

Year

Company

Title

Industry

2001

The Village School

Music Director/Singer

Education

2001

NYU

Neurologist

Health Care

2001

Concord Community Music School & Timbre Drums

Musician & Instructor

Entertainment

2003

Opus 3 Artists

Managerial Assistant to Senior VP

Entertainment

2004

Longy School of Music

Graduate Student

2004

WNET.org

Coordinator, Program Information

Communications

2004

Upromise Investments

Client Services Representative

Finance & Banking

2004

Bose Corporation

Software Engineer

Information Technology

2005

Concord Consortium

Technology Integration Coordinator

Foundation

2005

Iona Technologies, Inc.

Software Engineer

Information Technology

2005

PB Productions, LLC

Co-founder

Entertainment

2006

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Fellow

Foundation

2007

Wunderman New York

Account Supervisor

Advertising, Sales & Marketing

2008

Hebrew Union College

Cantorial Student

2008

Congregation Tifereth Israel

Family & Congregational Program Coordinator

Social Service

2010

Library of Congress

Music Specialist

Library

 

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Music (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Department of Music Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources