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