This group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
No standardized form of training is required to become a musician and the training programs are variable. The University of Manitoba offers the study of several forms of music through the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. If you intend to become a Music teacher within an elementary or secondary school, please see the Teacher page for additional information.
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Exploring Other Education Options
Manitoba Music - Links - see Training sections on page
Information for foreign-trained Musicians - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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Date modified: April 17, 2019