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Music careers, internships, graduate programs: Getting Started

This guide gathers together sources for researching music careers, internships, graduate study programs, the music business and related areas of interest.

To Start

A good place to start: Musical America Worldwide provides current listings for a variety of opportunities

The Professional Growth tab takes you to 

  • Job listings
  • Contests & awards
  • Educational opportunities, including scholarships and grants

Looking for graduate programs in music?

Looking for competitions?

The Performing Arts Yearbook lists the most current information on competitions worldwide.  Includes descriptions, contact information, eligibility, and prizes.  2 volumes: 1. Europe; and 2. Asia, North America and the Pacific (aka, the “Rest of the World”)

These are print volumes, in the Music Library Reference RoomCall number: ML12 .M93 (2022-23)

Also, the print edition of Gramophone magazine (issued each January) lists competitions for the coming year.  Find it in the Music Library.

Looking for internships?

Along with Musical America Worldwide mentioned above, see also specific companies and organizations, such as:

Metropolitan Opera internships

SF Jazz internships


Sirius XM

SONY Music

Atlantic Records