About This Career Path
Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
Projected job openings through 2028
Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.
Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.
Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
Make or participate in recordings.
Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording.
Collaborate with a manager or agent who handles administrative details, finds work, and negotiates contracts.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Sales and Marketing
Customer and Personal Service
Administration and Management
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