The sound of Music
The sounds of music have a universal appeal. It can unite the hearts of people cutting across borders and breaking the barriers of color, language and region. Young and old are equally entertained and enchanted by their favorite music. The infinite variety in music makes it interesting and enjoyable as it is capable of conveying emotions and feelings. Music has different forms such as folk, classical, country, fusion, jazz, pop, hip-hop and many more.
Vocal music or instrumental, the scope for musicians and singers is enormous. Satellite TVs and Music channels with the corporate sponsoring music events and programs have made music a multi-million dollar business. Once a person is able to get a break and gets established, fame and money automatically follow. Music offers many different ways to use the talents of people. You can be a performer of vocal or instrumental music, or a teacher, composer, lyricist or music journalist. There are other professions such as Disc Jockeys, Video Jockeys, Music publisher, PR and many other managerial opportunities.
To make music as a career, the person must have a good singing voice. Getting trained systematically and through rigorous practice are the requisites to make music as a career. A dedicated and committed person can succeed in the field of music as the opportunities are endless and lucrative. Having a musical sense and genuine love for music, creative talent and versatility are the qualities for a person in the music field to ride the waves of continued success.
The main areas of music courses are music theory, history of music, interpretation, composing, voice instruction and performing. There are Certificate courses, Diploma and Degree courses in music. They can go up to doctorate Level and take up teaching or research positions in Universities. There are well known Institutions that specialize in teaching music in India such as Kalakshetra in Chennai and Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi, and many other regional Universities.
The employment opportunities are not limited to music companies alone. Music professionals can get employment in various Radio and TV channels, Music Channels, music troupes and production houses that produce music albums, cassettes etc. There are other avenues like educational institutions, as music therapists, music journalists and a host of self employment opportunities of private coaching or producing and directing individual events. Music composers and song writers and musicians are always in great demand in the Indian film industry.
Another opportunity for music professionals is through advertisements on radio and TV. They can produce jingles for companies to be aired on TV and radio. Singers and performers can perform individually or in groups and perform on live shows in the country and abroad which is very lucrative. This demands a very high standard in their field and international recognition for both classical and pop artiste. If you have the talent and initiative to work your way up, music can be your choice of profession.