Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Music Director is $40,174
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Music Directors?
An entry-level Music Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,945 based on 8 salaries. An early career Music Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33,930 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Music Directors Do?
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.
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- 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.