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: Robert Loughran '81

Robert Loughran

Current Positions

Director of Orchestras
Princeton High School
Program consisting of 3 ensembles
Princeton, New Jersey

Music Director
Youth Orchestra of Bucks County
Program consisting of 10 ensembles and 6 conductors
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Robert Loughran started at Gettysburg College as a pre-med major. But by sophomore year, realizing that his expressive side was not being satisfied, he made the move to the music department to study performing arts. He credits his days at Gettysburg as the time during which he really caught the "conducting bug." Read more