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27-2041.01    Music Directors

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    8 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    12 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    6 matches


  • Music Directors

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Music Director
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Manager
  • Music Minister
  • Music Ministries Director
  • Music Pastor
  • Music Supervisor
  • Minister of Music

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.


  • Perform administrative tasks such as applying for grants, developing budgets, negotiating contracts, and designing and printing programs and other promotional materials.
  • Assign and review staff work in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, and vocal coaching.
  • Audition and select performers for musical presentations.
  • Collaborate with music librarians to ensure availability of scores.
  • Confer with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Consider such factors as ensemble size and abilities, availability of scores, and the need for musical variety, to select music to be performed.
  • Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
  • Meet with soloists and concertmasters to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and arrange details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists.
  • Study scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations.
  • Transcribe musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to a particular group, or to create a particular musical style.
  • Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Audition or interview potential performers or staff members.
  • Collaborate with others to prepare or perform artistic productions.
  • Coordinate musical rehearsals or performances.
  • Create musical compositions, arrangements or scores.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Study details of musical compositions.