Music Composers and Directors

Music Directors and Composers, Public Relations Specialists, Art Director

Required Skills

Being a naturally talented musician is the first key to unlocking a career as a music composer. Proficiency with multiple instruments, singing abilities, and an appreciation of music history are all helpful attributes. Patience, persistence, and the ability to network and market one's talents are also needed in this daunting profession.


Hourly wage is $26.81

Annual wage is $55,770

Working Conditions

Music directors and composers usually work at night and on weekends. They spend additional time practicing or they are in rehearsal.

Nature Of Work

Musical directors and composers are often highly trained musicians who have a background in playing musical instruments or singing. They conduct and compose for recordings for radio, film, TV or video games. Musical directors spend a significant amount of time practicing with their orchestras, bands or other musical ensembles.


Their is not much that you have to train for it all depends on if you just started music or have been doing it.

Job Outlook

Employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. The number of people attending musical performances, such as symphonies and concerts, and theatrical performances, such as ballets and musical theater, is expected to increase moderately.

This career was picked over Public Relations Specialists, and Art Director because I am a very musical person. I enjoy the way it sound when you put multiple instruments together for one piece of music and i enjoy when a choir sings with it. I want to have a job like this because i watch my choir director move her arms the beat, it just really fascinates me.   


    1. What is the hourly wage for a music composer/director?
    • A) 25$
    • B)30$
    • C)26.81

            2. To have this job do you have to have a bachelor's degree or higher?

           3. Do you have to have patience for this job?

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