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Example of Music Resume with Objective, Skills, Education and Work Experience that will help Job Seekers create their Resume.

A musician is an artist involved in the composition, playing, conducting of music and, in many cases, the managing of musical organizations such as bands, symphonies and orchestras. Musicians are employed in many different settings from live performing orchestras to creating the musical backgrounds accompanying recorded audio, video and film productions. Musicians are also involved in the composing (writing) of music as well as teaching. Take a good look at the following musician sample resume so you can gain valuable insight that will make you look great during your next employment search.

Mavis Gale

1090 Hillcrest Drive, Seattle, WA 98109 – 333-333-3333 – mgale@cab.net


Capable musician with more than 12 years orchestral experience as cellist at different venues throughout the world. Ability to understand administrative needs from the performer’s viewpoint. Have skills as an orchestra archivist and as a personnel manager. Exhibit highly honed organizational skills with a great amount of detail-oriented attention. Interpersonal communication skills are exhibited through acting as a successful liaison between individual musicians and groups with management and unions.

Professional Experience

The Lexington Symphony, Lexington, KY 2002 - Present
Personnel Manager/Assistant Conductor/Music Director

• Recruit musicians and arrange for needed substitutes.
• Schedule all recitals.
• Create and make all symphony announcements to media, partners, general public and board of directors.
• Involved with musician management including setting compensation rates, conflict resolution, travel and lodging arrangements and more.
• Responsible for rotation of string sections.
• Fill in as rehearsal conductor when needed.
• Arrange for rights purchases of all music properties.
• Liaison between musician’s union and symphony.

Related Professional Experience
1st or 2nd Cellist

• La Musique C'est Magnifique! Theater Orchestra, Paris, France
• Glasgow Opera and Ballet, Scotland
• The Sun Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles, Calif.
• The Beacon Theater Orchestra, New York, N.Y.
• Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston, MA
• The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston, MA
• Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, Lowell, MA
• The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, Williamston, MA
• Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Lexington, K


Williams College of Music, Williamston, MA
BS in Applied Music Theory, 1996

Awards and Honors:

• Eli J. Loranger III '58 Scholarship - 1992
• Shirley Stanton Prize in Music – 1994
• Robert G. Barrow Memorial Prize for Composition - 1995
• Study Abroad, Williams-Exeter Programme, Oxford University, Oxford, England - 1995
- Completed courses in Techniques of Composition, Solo Performance and Orchestration

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
MA in Orchestral Conducting 1999

Professional Organizations

• Boston Chamber Society
• Symphony Pro Musica
• American Federation of Musicians
• American Composers Forum
• Music Library Association
• The National Orchestral Association

Community Involvement

• Artist Trust
• Allied Arts of Seattle Inc.
• Seattle Community Theater
• St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Technical Skills

• Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Apple Garage Band
• Backstage – Orchestra Management Software

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