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Career Details :: Music Arrangers and Orchestrators
Write and transcribe musical scores.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Composes musical scores for orchestra, band, choral group, or individual instrumentalist or vocalist, using knowledge of music theory and instrumental and vocal capabilities.
- Transposes music from one voice or instrument to another to accommodate particular musician in musical group.
- Transcribes musical parts from score written by arranger or orchestrator for each instrument or voice, using knowledge of music composition.
- Copies parts from score for individual performers.
- Determines voice, instrument, harmonic structure, rhythm, tempo, and tone balance to achieve desired effect.
- Adapts musical composition for orchestra, band, choral group, or individual to style for which it was not originally written.
- Art Directors
- Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
- Music Directors
- Poets and Lyricists
- Sketch Artists
- Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners
- Talent Directors
General Work Activities
- Thinking Creatively
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done