2652-Musicians, singers and composers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Musicians, singers and composers
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Job Description: 
Musicians, singers and composers write, arrange, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) creating melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
  • (b) translating ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
  • (c) adapting or arranging music for particular instrumental or vocal groups, instruments or occasions
  • (d) conducting instrumental or vocal groups
  • (e) selecting music for performances and assigning instrumental parts to musicians
  • (f) playing one or more musical instruments as a soloist or as a member of an orchestra or a musical group
  • (g) singing as soloists or members of vocal groups or other bands
  • (h) practising and rehearsing to maintain a high standard of performance.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Band leader
- Composer
- Instrumentalist
- Music conductor
- Night club musician
- Night club singer
- Orchestrator
- Singer
- Street musician
- Street singer

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