While many graduates have made successful careers as professional music performers or composers, the majority have pursued careers as music teachers in elementary and secondary schools. Those who complete master's degrees have either advanced in public school careers or have gone on to further study and careers as teachers in higher education.
Music majors and minors have also found satisfying careers in the music industry as sales representatives, instrument technicians, recording technicians, artist representatives, and artist managers. Churches employ organists and choir directors, many on a full-time basis. Early childhood teachers and those in recreation related careers also benefit from expertise in music.