Careers & Graduate Studies

The study of music can take you to the performance stage, the music classroom, behind the scenes ... or to other places you may not have even considered!

Here is a sampling of careers currently held by Gettysburg College music graduates:

Vocal Performer Instrumental Performer
Opera Singer Musicologist
Major Gifts Officer Music Therapist
Marketing Associate for Orchestra French Instructor
Composer Conductor
Army Band Member Computer Analyst
Vocal Coach College Professor
Artistic Director for Choral Ensemble
Music Editor
Private Studio Teacher Executive Director of Orchestra
Jazz Pianist
College Admissions Counselor
Music Librarian Ethnomusicologist
Music Theorist Executive in Artist Management
Development Associate for Orchestra

Public and Private School Music teacher
(all levels - Pre-K through High School)

Alumni Profile: Jennifer Myers '05

Jennifer Myers

Current Positions
PhD Candidate in Musicology
Teacher of Undergraduate Non-Major Music History Courses
Northwestern University

For most of her childhood, Jennifer had imagined herself becoming a doctor. But while pursuing a Biology major with a focus on pre-med, she realized that she much preferred practicing her instrument to working in the laboratory.  And so, halfway through her sophomore year, Jennifer declared her music major in order to study music in a more formal manner. Read more