1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Instrumental Musician

Plays music to entertain audiences or for broadcast or recording.

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:
  • studies and rehearses musical scores prior to performances
  • plays music in recital, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score or by memory
  • may make recordings for sale on tape or compact disc
  • may make videos to represent the music
  • may provide musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, radio, television or film productions
  • may improvise, transpose, compose, or arrange music
  • may play under the direction of a conductor

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