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Music

A solid foundation in musical studies will expand your music career opportunities.
Earn a median salary of $50,000 per year with a degree in music.
Hone your musical ability to tell stories and connect with individuals on a deeper level.


Music is the universal language of the world, communicating across cultures. Music has the power to convey messages and capture emotions without words. If you dream of making a career of singing, songwriting, composing, or performing, then the Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree at Motlow is for you.

Whether interested in performing on stage or working behind the scenes in the music industry, there are many career options available to graduates with an associate degree in music. Pursue your passion for musical excellence. Motlow musical training provides a foundation of music theory, practice, and performance.

Motlow’s A.F.A. degree enriches your career opportunities and increases your employability within your chosen profession. A solid base in musical studies will improve your own standing and career opportunities as a musician. Music professionals use their skills to tell stories and connect with individuals on a deeper level.

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Musicians and Music Directors earn a median salary of $50,000 per year. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Worship Leader, or Assistant Music Minister ($16-45k/year)
  • Vocal, instrumental, or keyboard soloist ($53-93k/year)
  • School Music Teacher ($27-71k/year)
  • Music Business Associate-Management ($47-57k/year)
  • Sales Assistant in Music ($32-52k/year)
  • Broadcast or Studio Assistant in Music ($31-69k/year)
  • Performing and Recording Artist ($24-54k/year)

Having a degree in music gives you a broad base of skills, including:

  • Physical dexterity, memory, and concentration
  • Creativity developed through a range of creative projects
  • Communication skills through performing and engaged listening
  • Planning and time management from organizing and working towards a project/performance
  • Critical reflection by learning from mistakes and striving for improved performance
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