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Destinations of Cambridge music graduates

The skills a music degree gives you open many doors. The range of music related jobs is wide - music venues/festivals, arts administration, orchestras, artist agencies, teaching music, professional musicians and other music related professions. The roles beyond the sphere of music is equally varied and open to you too.

Look below for inspiration. All are roles currently held by Cambridge Music Degree graduates.

  • IBM United Kingdom Limited, Course Development Publishing Specialist (GradLink)
  • Church of England, Curate
  • Lloyds TSB, Assistant Credit Analyst
  • Hughes Hall, Cambridge University, Development and Alumni Relations Officer
  • MC2 (Manchester) ltd, Junior PR Consultant
  • Naxos Audio Books, Publishing Assistant
  • Baker Tilly, Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Children's Society, Trustee
  • Strategy Team Leader, Department of Work and Pensions, Fast Stream (GradLink)
  • Self-Employed, Barrister (family law specialist)
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Diplomat
  • Conservative Party, MP, Conservative Human Rights Group and International Development
  • Self-Employed, Producer / Account director (conferences, exhibitions, award shows, events, for corporate clients)
  • Barclays Capital, Analyst
  • Programme Director in Child Studies, Kings College London (GradLink)
  • Clon Communications, Technical Leader (software development)
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council, Team Support Officer
  • Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble (GradLink)
  • Dorling Kindersley publishers, Editorial Assistant
  • Jack Wills Graduate Scheme, Retail (GradLink)
  • Head of Growth, Sport England (GradLink)

And for those wanting inspiration for a career connected to their music degree

  • North London Collegiate School, Assistant Director of Music
  • EMI, Audio Restoration Engineer (GradLink)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra, Concerts and Tours Assistant (GradLink)
  • Paris Opera, Singer
  • Music Producer, Imagen (Gradlink)
  • Aldeburgh Productions, Director of Artist Development
  • Cheltenham College, Director of Music
  • Lichfield Festival, Festival Director
  • The London Mozart Players, First Violin (GradLink)
  • Self-Employed, Freelance music teacher and pianist
  • Freelance harpist, Harpist
  • Opera North, Music Director
  • Royal Opera House, Opera director/assistant director
  • King Edward VI School, Northumberland CC, Teacher of Music
  • Academy of Ancient Music, Tour Manager and Administrator (GradLink)
  • Hazard Chase artists agency, Artist Manager
  • Gabrieli Consort and Players, General Manager
  • Artistic Programmer, South Bank Centre
  • Askonas Holt artist management, Assistant Artist Manager (GradLink)

This link will take you to page on the Prospects website with ideas on using your Music degree.