where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

 Graduates of this program are qualified to teach all educational levels with some additional education classes.

Educational Qualifications

Graduate training and teacher certification is required. Study while on the job is common.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of musicians, singers, and related workers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014. Most new wage and salary jobs for musicians will arise in religious organizations. 

Entering Salary

Earnings often depends on a performer's professional reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that in 2008, the national wage level average for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts/Entertainment was $25,415 per year. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of salaried music directors and composers was $39,750 in 2007. 

The Pacific Union Conference entering wage level for credentialed teachers in 2008 ranges from $39,748 to $49,175 depending on the area of employment.

In 2008, the average entering salaries for credentialed teachers in the Inland Empire begin at $39,618. Those with a Master's degree and more experience an average of about $70,000 a year

Earnings often depend on a performer's professional reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that in 2008, the national wage level average for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts/Entertainment was $25,415 per year. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of salaried music directors and composers was $39,750 in 2007.

Earnings often depend on a performer's reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that in 2008, the national wage level average for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts/Entertainment was $25,415 per year. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of salaried music directors and composers was $39,750 in 2007.

Earnings often depend on a performer's professional reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that in 2008, the national wage level average for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts/Entertainment was $25,415 per year. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of salaried music directors and composers was $39,750 in 2007. 

Earnings often depend on a performer's professional reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that in 2008, the national wage level average for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the Performing Arts/Entertainment was $25,415 per year. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of salaried music directors and composers was $39,750 in 2007. 

Median annual earnings of sound engineering technicians in 2008 were $43,010. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,270 and $65,590, the highest percent earned more than $90,770.

Career information adapted from:

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2009). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh

Contact and Location

music@lasierra.edu

951.785.2036
Hole Memorial Auditorium, Room 101