UNIT GROUP 2112 MUSIC PROFESSIONALS
MUSIC PROFESSIONALS write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • creating melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
    • translating ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
    • undertaking research and liaising with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and radio, television and film productions
    • auditioning and selecting musicians and Singers
    • selecting music for performances and assigning instrumental parts to musicians
    • directing musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo
    • studying and rehearsing repertoire and musical scores prior to performances
    • playing music in recital, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory
    • performing music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music

Occupations:

211211 Composer
211212 Music Director
211213 Musician (Instrumental)
211214 Singer
211299 Music Professionals nec


211211 COMPOSER

Writes new and rearranges existing musical compositions such as songs, operas, symphonies, musical scores and advertising jingles. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Music Arranger
Songwriter


211212 MUSIC DIRECTOR

Conducts choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, opera companies and musical performances. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Band Leader
Choral Director
Orchestra Conductor


211213 MUSICIAN (INSTRUMENTAL)

Alternative Title:

Instrumentalist
Entertains by playing one or more musical instruments. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Drummer
Guitarist
Pianist
Violinist


211214 SINGER

Alternative Title:

Vocalist
Entertains by singing songs. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Band Singer
Chorister
Commercial Singer (Advertising)
Jazz Singer
Opera Singer
Pop Singer
Rock Singer


211299 MUSIC PROFESSIONALS NEC

This occupation group covers Music Professionals not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

Music Copyist
Musicologist
Music Researcher