1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2537-17 Composer

Creates or modifies musical compositions, such as songs, operas, symphonies, musical scores and advertising jingles.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • creates melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form
  • translates ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance
  • plays musical instruments to assist with composing
  • undertakes research and liaises with clients when composing film or television scores, advertising jingles and other commissioned works
  • may specialise in one type of music or in compositions for particular instruments
  • may work with other composers and musicians
  • may conduct or perform own compositions

Specialisations:
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Songwriter

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