211212 Music Director

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Music Director
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Conducts choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, opera companies and musical performances. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.
Skill Level: 1
Band Leader
Choral Director
Orchestra Conductor

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2112 Music Professionals

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Music Professionals
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MUSIC PROFESSIONALS write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
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In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

creating melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
translating ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
undertaking research and liaising with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and radio, television and film productions
auditioning and selecting musicians and Singers
selecting music for performances and assigning instrumental parts to musicians
directing musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo
studying and rehearsing repertoire and musical scores prior to performances
playing music in recital, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory
performing music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music

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