musicMost people dream that “how to become a musician”. Someone has the god gifted talent and someone get the talent by hard-working in this field.

It is very tough to become a professional musician. Because music is performing art. It is one of the arts which require more attention and concentration.

To become a good professional musician you need to do the following things:

Practice, practice and just practice!

“Music is the medium of expression right by playing instruments with without words”.

Beside this it is not only the part of ringing or drumming some instruments but also a vast field of performing art.

It is not the easiest to learn. It is one of the challenging fields of the professional education. If you still want to find the career in music, get the instrument of your choice, learn the music theory, play with them and practice always.

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Music is also a study that can be learn not by brain but by the soul. The interest of getting career in music field rise only in those people who respects and having an attachment with music. But these days with the lots of opportunities in this field, the mob is moving towards it.

Bollywood and other screenplay industries are the ideal for every young aspirants that he/she would be the part or a star in these industries and music is the first step to make their dreams true.

Courses & Duration

After the completion of 12th examination, you may choose the field of professional music. The course contains the vocal music and instrumental music. The students are taught about the history of music, the study of music therapy, composing, music interpretation and voice instruction. Students from science, commerce or arts fields, any one can choose this profession.

Once finished the plus two examinations you may go for the B.A (Hons) in Music, B.F.A (Music) or, B.P.A (Music) degree course of 3 years duration conducted by the various arts school in India. There are some other diploma courses after 12th for the duration of 1 year.

After all above, earning the degree is beneficial for the student but it is not necessary to build the career in music. Many of the professionals earn the degree after or during the professional career in order to get a suitable platform in their music career.

You just need to continuously practice hard to become successful in the career. If you have the zeal to become a musician, go for the auditions and explore yourself on the stage.

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Fields of Music

As music field is very vast, sos one can choose any one side to make their career in it. Some of the sides are given below:

  • Composition
  • Contemporary Writing and Production
  • Electronic Production and Design
  • Film Scoring
  • Jazz Composition
  • Music Business/Management
  • Music Education
  • Music Production and Engineering
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Professional Music
  • Song writing

Types of Music

Below are given some type of music in which you can take the admission in one of the courses. You can apply for these music courses in India as well as in abroad countries. Many universities offer these course with all facilities of music. The duration of these programmes depends upon the individual courses.

  • Blues
  • Classical Music
  • Country Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Jazz
  • Latin Music
  • Metal Music
  • Pop Music
  • Punk music
  • Rap
  • Reggage
  • Rhythm & Blues
  • Rock Music

Music in India

The music in India includes different types of music according to the culture of India.

As India is a land of various languages so, all types of music in every language are formed. In India the scope of music is so vast that you can easily get the job in this profession. One can easily become a music teacher or can open their own music institution. The types of Indian music are:

  • Hindustani Music
  • Carnatic Music
  • Light Classical Music
  • Folk Music
  • Popular Music
  • Dance Music
  • Jazz & Blues
  • Western Classical Music
  • Patriotism Music

Top Institution in India which offers Music courses:

  • Tamil Nadu Government Music College, Chennai
  • Government College of Music & Dance, Hyderabad
  • Government Madhav Music College, Gwalior
  • Government Music College, Indore
  • Government Saradha Sangeetha Kalasala, Kurnool
  • Government School of Music & Dance, Guntur

Career & Scope

There are plenty of opportunities in the music career. It is one of the hobby courses. After the completion of the course you can join the music industries, movies industries and colleges as the music teacher.

You may also establish your own music school. Because you are a music lover, you will feel pride to conduct the music school. The job profiles in the field of music are as the following:

  • Composer
  • Jingle writer
  • Songwriter
  • Transcriber
  • Copyist
  • Conductor
  • Arranger
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Performing synthesist
  • Music sequencer
  • Sound designer
  • Music editor
  • Music supervisor
  • Music director
  • Advertising executive
  • Music publisher
  • Professional manager
  • Choir director
  • Music teacher
  • Private instructor
  • MIDI engineering
  • Recording engineer
  • Studio manager
  • Music therapist
  • Creative arts therapist
  • Vocal/instrumental soloist
  • Lyricist
  • Singer

Skills Required:

  • Talented
  • Genuine Interest in music
  • Sincerity
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Musical sense
  • Sense of time and rhythm
  • Confidence
  • Creative Ability
  • Versatility
  • Team Work
  • Ambition


Because there are varieties of jobs and designation, the salaries are also different as per the job and designation of the musician. An average salary of a professional in the music field is 20000 to 40000 per month.

It is a good field to earn both name and fame if you have talent and will to do continuous hardwork . You may be struggling during the initial time of your career. After getting some experience and good platform, you can go up to a great height in this field.

Books & Study Material

  • 1001 Songs by Robert Dimery
  • Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen by Acharya V.G. Ringe
  • Geet Manjiri by Vinaychandra Moudgalya
  • Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) by George E. Ruckert
  • The Dawn of Indian Music in the West (Paperback) by Peter Lavezzoli
  • The Raga Guide: A Survey Of 74 Hindustani Ragas (Paperback) by Savarnalata Rao
  • Music and Musical Thought in Early India (Hardcover) by Lewis Eugene Rowell

If you have any other query about Career in Music, you can ask your query below.

Displaying 55 Comments
  1. Lognajita Chowdhury says:

    I have completed my graduation in English honours last year only. Now I want to do diploma in music and pursue my career in it. Is it possible?
    Kindly suggest something 🙏

  2. Pritika says:

    I’m in the 3rd year of bcom.and want to pursue a career in music, is it possible because it’s too late and I know only one instrument. I need guidance regarding this.

  3. Pratyasha Sarkar says:

    Sir I am studying in 12th standard and I have taken science stream for cracking the NEET exam…..but as days passes by….. I feel like I have done a wrong thing by taking this stream because it was not my wish to become a doctor but my parents….. I have so much passion for music and I am willing to do hard work in it….but I do not get enough support from my family for making music as my career….so sir I would be very glad if you help me out what will I do after 12th standard

  4. Ritesh Yedlawar says:

    I’m an engineer. But now I realise my love and passion is music. What should I do in order to learn music professionally?

  5. Debadrita Biswas says:

    Is it necessary to be expert in singing or just the love for music is enough? If i want to learn singing and about music is this stream perfect for me after 12?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, you can choose music as a creer option for yourself. If you have an attachment with music, have interest in this field and have a charming voice you can become a good singer. Once finished the plus two examinations you may go for the B.A (Hons) in Music, B.F.A (Music) or, B.P.A (Music) degree course of 3 years duration conducted by the various arts school in India. Go through the article for more details.

  6. Harshitha says:

    I have a question?
    Can I take BA LLA along with bachelor of music. Is there an option where I can take both or can I take one after the other.. I am confused.. but I want do both

  7. Rendamo says:

    I want to be a singer but i dont know what to do..because i haven’t take a class in music as well as any instrument.but i know a little bit to play guitar but i havent performed yet..i am studing in class 12 right now..please help me…..

  8. Varshu singh says:

    Good morning sir I want to say that I love music so much n even music is my life… please suggest me more things for music as a career.


    sir i had completed my 12 science an now i am an engineering student
    i started singing when i was 7 i want to learn music simultaneously with my engineering and show my voice to the world
    can you suggest me a verified college/institution where i can learn professional singing and music

  10. tanu vyas says:

    I have completed B.Sc in Biology. May I apply for MA in Indian classical vocals

  11. Riya says:

    There is how much scope that after completing this course I would get chance in this field

  12. Archana vinod says:

    Hi sir I want to study music therapy what is the qualification required and please give me the contact number

  13. joseph says:

    i want to become a musician please give me an advice

  14. Vivek says:

    Sir pls suggest me the name of institution or contact number ….I want addmition in music fields

    • Borna tumung says:

      Hello sir, i’m currently in 12th standard. Which college/institution will be the best for Rock music? And what about the course?

      Expecting a reply!
      Thank you!

  15. Ardy says:

    I want to be an Edm producer gimme some advice

  16. David Daniel says:

    I have been singing from childhood as in choir I’m church Ppl say you have Gud voice but I want to knowhow can I get to know which will be best for me classical or carnatic or western

  17. Niraj Ramanandi says:

    Sir, I want to ast that
    Now I’m in 11th science and after 12 th science can i do music course and how many longer those courses and how MUCH money can i earn in that because my parents are not allowing me to do this they say that it is just wasting of time so plzz suggest me about it

  18. sam says:

    hi,i want to become a playback singer but can i do engineering and music both together after 12th? if yes how can i get into music industry

  19. Rachit says:

    sir iam just complete 12th examination !! so what should i do after 12th ?? i want to be DJ

  20. Anirban Guha Roy says:

    Sir I am appearing for 12th boards I want to be a rock band lead singer pls tell me which college to join which course to do

  21. Rahul says:

    Need to be a vocal artist for a music industry…Should I chose B.P.A. or B.Music?
    Which one can benefit me?

  22. Gourav Kumar says:

    Sir I am a class 12th student and till now I haven’t taken any classes for music but now I want to make my career in this field only. I am learning guitar from 3-4 months back. Many one has suggested me to join music classes. So I want to became a singer as well as a music director. So can you please tell me the whole process that how to learn both, how much time it will take if I will work hard, what are the courses??????

  23. Yashwanth says:

    I am 17 and I love music so much and asked my parents whether I can join music college but they are forcing me to do Mech.engg .I have even won in singing competition but they are not understanding!What can I do?

    • harmeet says:

      everybody suggests to opt music as a side work. saying that it is scopic by luck. so i am double minded moreover i want some fields which can go well along with singing. may god bless us all.

  24. Avi says:

    Sir, i’ve not take music in my high school ….so can i still go for Music after 12th ?? Do i have to had any Grade in music??

  25. Kaushik Kumar Rout says:

    Hi, this is Kaushik Rout. I have a lot of interest in music since childhood, so I want to build my career in music.I am so much obsessed with music that I can’t think anything else wile listening, composing or thinking anything about music, even I can spend my whole life doing music.
    I am most interested in singing ,and even due to God’s grace I have got romantic voice…. Every one in my city likes my voice,and if people are loving my voice I’m gonna do everything best for them with my voice and my interest in music.I want to bring my soul in every song I sing and compose, so that people’s soul can hear my soul.
    But my parents are forcing me to do engineering for which I’m not interested at all.They think there is no guaranteed future in music. I have tried to convince them a lot but I failed. I don’t want to live a life without music . Now I am Feeling Helpless………….. Please Help me….. please…. suggest me something.
    Whatever I wrote is ditectly from my heart, I’m not boasting …. I Hope the respected person who is reading this will try to understand my feelings for music.
    Thanks you.

    • Veenu says:

      Dear,parents are right on their part …take admission in engineering and side by side take part in Fest in college every year and other cultural events and have some guiding from guru ji for music as a hobby ….if u r talented enough den u can make ur way through engineering as well in music.

  26. Karan singh says:

    sir I am keen interested in music .I am keen interested in playing all types of instrument and dance .but i am in cofusion what to do after +2 plizzzzzzzz suggest me……..

  27. Akanksha says:

    i m in 3rd year in engineering….but i want to become a perfect guitarist or drumer…but at this time i m totally confused what should i do now….i really want to make my career in music..plz help me…

  28. rahul says:

    I have taken commerce without maths
    What stream should i take for music after +2

  29. jitendra dewangan says:

    sir i want to be a singer and sound engineer but ilike to play instument as well as singing…but mostly i sing which one sound be best career …

    if i choose sound engineer so what are the opportunities…………

  30. reshma says:

    i would like to be a singer.Plz tell me how can i achieve this

  31. Abhinav Prajapati says:

    Sir i want to become a singer and sound engineer !! I am not practicing from very less age ..i started it from last year when i was of 15… now also can i become singer if i good teacher because i think my voice is just going to mature ???plz…suggest me …

    • Hanif Khan says:

      If it is, You should practice and lot and get music and singing classes. get participated in various singing competitions and auditions.

  32. Deepak upadhyay says:

    Sir after 1 year diploma course in music what can I next course for be a music teacher sir I have completed my graduation but other sub. Not music…. Plz suggest me

  33. rakesh kumar says:

    I wanna be a song writer.. plz suggest me.

  34. narender says:

    Sir I want to become a singer I am very very interested in singing sir know i am styding in 12 th class with arts stream sir i belong to a poor faimaly sir after 12th what i can do to i am success in my life

  35. nigel says:

    I want to bcome a music producer is it good i need a good future n my parents also need the feedback plzz tell me whats right

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Music is a broad field where one can find the good career. Before step on to that path you need to be very clear that the competition is very high in this field means you would have to be a remarkable candidate, and beyond all about this you have personal links to promote yourself.

  36. Ashish sharma says:

    i want to be a rapper how can i start my career ? plse guide me..

  37. shadab malik says:

    I want to be an actor plz give me some advice

  38. krishna says:

    can I do b.a. with clat parallely

  39. amya sinha says:

    I want to be a singer .please guide me ….
    What to do after +2

  40. nancy says:

    Sir or mam plz tell me about music career.
    Plz tell me which course is best for me in music career.can I get success in this career .plz tell about college and universities and about fee.

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