A Musician in theatre is someone who is skilled at playing one or several musical instruments. Musicians can also read, compose, conduct, perform, orchestrate and arrange music in a variety of different styles. Musicians for theatre often work alongside a band or orchestra to provide live music for a production or performance.
You can also search for opportunities within music on The Stage Jobs here.
Musicians don’t need any formal qualifications, however they would complete years of training in one or several instruments to be suitable for a position within a band or orchestra.
Musicians can often work on a freelance basis and this requires you to keep a record of your previous work to show to future employers. You must be able to promote yourself to potential employers. Read our blog ‘How to be a freelancer in theatre’ for some tips on this. A show can involve anything from 1 to 25 musicians.
The average salary for a musician can vary depending on experience and ability. However, the average salary is roughly £29K
Published: 12 August 2019