After Sweet Briar

A liberal arts degree in music is a starting point for many kinds of careers and avocations from professional composition to music therapy to nonprofit management to law.

What can you do with a degree in music?

The skills you learn in the performing arts — collaboration, teamwork, self-discipline, leadership and confidence — are in high demand across many different fields. As such, our graduates have pursued a variety of paths, including:

  • Graduate study in composition or musicology
  • Music therapy
  • Teaching
  • Composing
  • Musical directing
  • Songwriting
  • Nonprofit management, particularly when combined with Sweet Briar’s Arts Management Certificate
  • Design
  • Finance
  • Law

In essence, as with any major at Sweet Briar, you will be equipped to make your own path in the world, innovating and leading as you go.