Our graduates have jobs in orchestras, opera companies, chamber groups, bands, and self-created ensembles. They are freelance musicians, military musicians, and teaching artists. Lawrence musicians are performing around the world.
Our Music Education graduates have 100% job placement in schools across the country and around the world.
About 30% of our graduates go directly to graduate school where they pursue a wide variety of interests: performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, music therapy, arts management, music education, or fields outside of music.
Many graduates set up their own teaching studios or teach through other organizations as part of their musical life.
Lawrence grads are working at and leading all kinds of arts organizations that are bringing music and the arts to communities across the country, including
- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
- Milwaukee Symphony
- Dallas Opera
- Chicago Symphony
- New York Jazz Academy
- Midori & Friends
Lawrentians are finding success as classical composers, film composers, jazz and contemporary composers, and singer-songwriters.
Recording, Engineering, and Production
Graduates are finding and creating jobs in as recording engineers, producers, and live concert sound designers.
So Much Else
Since Lawrence musicians are smart, creative, collaborative, leaders, our graduates have also landed jobs in high tech, finance, social service organizations and just about every other field imaginable.
Find Support for Career Exploration
Whether you want to jump into a career, pursue advanced studies, or engage in service work, the Career Center is here to help you explore and plan for life after Lawrence.