Are you an aspiring singer or performer seeking to begin your dream career? A degree in song & dance is a great opportunity to develop a skill set applicable to a number of performing arts and singing jobs. Read on to discover the types of singing jobs you can get after completing a singing degree with APAC.
Recording artists can be simply defined as a musical artist or group that records and releases music. In between recording albums, recording artists typically spend most of their time on tour to promote their albums and perform their recorded songs live.
Session singers are highly trained, skilled professional singers who are hired on a contractual basis to provide vocals for live performances or to record their vocals on a track. A session singers can be hired for a number of projects, including television and radio jingles, demo songs, lead or backing vocals for an artist’s track or album, live performance backing vocals and vocals for film or TV soundtracks.
Music video dancer
Music videos often feature dancers to help express the emotions and ideas behind the music. Dancing for music videos is a highly rewarding and exciting job, however, is also demanding and fast paced.
Musical theatre actor
Musical theatre actors entertain an audience by acting, singing and dancing onstage, working with the direction of a creative team to bring a piece of theatre to life. Beyond performing the show to an audience, other responsibilities of musical theatre actors include researching the show/character, attending rehearsals and taking direction from directors and choreographers.
Cruise ship performer
Cruise ship performers are paid to travel the world and perform for millions of cruise goers yearly. There are a number of different types of cruise ship performers, including cast members (singers and dancers who perform the regular nightly shows), solo performers (who typically work for shorter contracts and often rotate between different ships) and guest performers.
A choreographer designs and directs routines used in dances and performances. The roles of a dance choreographer include instructing dancers, auditioning and casting dancers and actors, choreographing and staging performances and overseeing rehearsals.
Known as “song poets”, lyricists write the words to an original piece of music, add words to existing music or writes the words for an acapella piece. Lyricists have a way with words and often collaborate with songwriters, composers, arrangers and other music artists.
Musical theatre director
A musical theatre director is in charge of the creative vision of a theatre production. Their role is to bring the best performance out of the actors and ensure the story is told in a compelling way. They also work alongside other creatives to oversee creative choices regarding the show’s set, costumes and design.
Stage managers work alongside the director and artistic team of a stage production to ensure that rehearsals and performances run smoothly. They perform a number of roles, including assisting with administrative and preparatory tasks, communicate with cast and crew, take notes in rehearsal and call the show.
Radio music director
A radio music director’s job is to find the right music for a radio station. Additionally, they are responsible for interacting with record company representatives, auditioning new music, offering commentary and making decisions regarding which songs get airplay, how much and when.
Evidently, a singing degree provides students with the opportunity to perform a number of singing jobs. The song & dance programme at APAC is designed to provide a combination of technical training, alongside the study of song and dance composition, equipping graduates with the skills required for performance work all over the world.