Two professors at Indiana University have run an employment survey among music graduates at 150 institutions, testing their employability on graduation. They covered two disciplines, music and music education.
Here’s what they found: More than half the students in music performance found related work within four months of graduation, as did 75 percent of music-ed grads.
That’s great. It compares to a national average of 25 percent of graduates finding jobs within their field.
The downside? Pay.
Most people with a music degree wound up earning between $20,000 and $60,000 a year.
Very few earned more.
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