The average salary for a Music Director in Canada is C$37,496.
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Job Description for Music Director
Music directors are responsible for organizing and overseeing music programs within an organization. Their job requirements may greatly vary depending on the employer. They may be required to conduct a choir or orchestra, select appropriate music to be played, plan and prepare sheet music, ensure copyright laws are followed, hold auditions for ensemble members, and/or promote and organize tours. Music directors' work is indoors and rarely physical, with the exception of conducting. Music direc…Read more
Music Director Tasks
- Conduct and direct instrumental or vocal performance for musical performance groups including orchestras, and choirs.
- Transcribe or rearrange musical compositions to fit the performance group.
- Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances.
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Pay by Experience Level for Music Director
An early career Music Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Music Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$34,500 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Music Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$28,750.
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