Music Directors

Music Directors

Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Concern for Others * Cooperation * Dependability * Leadership * Stress Tolerance * Attention to Detail * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Independence

Representative Tasks * Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects. * Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo. * Study scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations.


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Sample Job Titles Artistic Director, Band Director, Band Leader, Band Master, Children's Choir Director, Choir Director, Choir Leader, Choir Teacher, Choral Director, Chorister, Chorus Master, Conductor, Handbell Choir Director, Liturgical Music Director, Maestro, Music Director, Music Instructor, Music Manager, Music Minister, Music Ministries Director, Music Pastor, Music Supervisor, Orchestra Conductor, Orchestra Director, Orchestra Leader.