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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2537-11 Music Director

Conducts choirs, orchestras, ensembles, opera companies and musical performances.

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:

  • auditions and selects musicians and singers
  • selects music for performances
  • assigns instrumental parts to musicians
  • positions musicians and singers to obtain balance of instruments and voices in accordance with musical score
  • directs group at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo
  • arranges, adapts and orchestrates musical scores
  • may perform as well as direct musical performances

Band Leader
Choral Director
Orchestra Conductor

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