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Career Details :: Singers
Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Sings before audience or recipient of message as soloist, or in group, as member of vocal ensemble.
- Practices songs and routines to maintain and improve vocal skills.
- Observes choral leader or prompter for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
- Sings a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
- Memorizes musical selections and routines or sings following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
- Interprets or modifies music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production, to individualize presentation and maintain audience interest.
- Music Arrangers and Orchestrators
- Music Directors
- Poets and Lyricists
- Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners
- Talent Directors
General Work Activities
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Thinking Creatively
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Communicating With Other Workers
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Job-Required Social Interaction