Musician and singers are very creative and artistic individual. They work in myriad locations, both indoors or outdoors, in the United States or even internationally. The musician/singer may be booked to perform in massive concerts or in a small local bar or coffeehouse. Singers usually perform as solo acts or with a band. Many singers and musicians write/compose and perform their own music whereas others "cover" other performers' songs. Musicians/singers who perform in larger venues should be capable of working with a large number of people--from sound technicians to stagehands--and should be comfortable being on stage in front of anywhere from a few to thousands of people. Some musicians/singers may be entirely solo and sign/find their own gigs and performances while other singers and musicians work with an entourage of assistants, managers, coordinators, etc.
No education or certifications are required to become a singer, however, there one can take music lessons and many school courses and private lessons help the singer in defining and bettering his/her voice. The work hours and schedule of singer are completely random, differing on a daily/weekly basis. There will be times when the musician/singer is constantly working, to long periods of no work at all. For this reason, the job of being a musician or singer may be physically demanding at times if they must perform at a number of concerts back to back or maintain high energy levels while only getting small amounts of sleep.
Musician or Singer Tasks
Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.
Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.