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: Brian Ritter '99

Brian Ritter

Current Position
Executive Director
Albany Symphony

It was a conversation with Dr. Buzz Jones that set Brian Ritter solidly on his career path. Intrigued by the suggestion that he explore orchestra management, he pursued this option immediately after graduation from Gettysburg. He secured a job managing the New England Philharmonic, a small orchestra in Boston ... and was instantly hooked. Read more