Original Paper

GSTF Journal of Music (JMusic)

, 1:1

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Perception of current and Former Students towards Attended Music Programs

  • Ka Man NgAffiliated withUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonLawrence University


The job market for musicians has always been competitive. This study aims to provide a better understanding of the perspectives of music students, and retrospective perception from graduates towards their training in music schools. The vast majority of participants reported that they are happy with their current jobs. More than half of the respondents ranked music schools as very successful in preparing them for the job market. Majority of the respondents believe that music schools should include more job-preparation courses in their offerings to prepare students for the always competitive music job market. More practical curriculum is advocated by some respondents.

Index Terms

Career Preparation for Music Students Music Degree Training Music Graduates Perspectives of Musicians