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: Walter Everett '76

Walter Everett

Current Position
Professor of Music in Music Theory
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Walter began piano lessons at the age of six. But it was upon seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in February of 1964 that he knew he was going to be a musician. He considers himself lucky to have had good piano teachers throughout the years leading up to his enrollment at Gettysburg College, which is where he discovered his fascination with music scholarship. Read more