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What type of skills are required?

All those in performing arts need to have creativity, innate talent, and the ability to perform, teach, and/or write music. Most musicians start studying and playing an instrument(s) or singing at an early age. Participation in school music programs and private lessons provides early training and experience.

Musicians generally need long and extensive training in order to learn the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform music. Formal training may come through private study or in a college or university music program.

A college degree in music is required for those who teach in elementary or secondary school. To teach in a college or university, a master's or doctoral degree is usually necessary.

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Art, Design and Multimedia at Lansing Community College

Communication, Media and the Arts Department
Gannon Bldg, Room 1222
Phone: (517) 483-1546
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