What does a Singer do?
Singers may sing in recording studios and for live audiences. Many professional singers have the ability to perform in a variety of styles like rock, classical, jazz, country, opera, or hip-hop. Though you can hear professional singers on the radio, you can also be a professional singer in a broadway play, sing for commercial jingle’s, or even entertain on cruise ships or
How to Become a Singer
There is no one path to becoming a singer. However, performers of classical music and opera have at least a bachelor’s degree in music theory or performance. To become a singer on broadway, that would also generally require a formal education.
In order to be accepted into some programs, you may be required to submit a recording of your abilities, audition in person, or both. Undergraduate music programs teach music history, styles, and teach methods for improving your vocals and musical expression. The undergraduate voice programs also teach courses in diction that helps the student perform in foreign languages. Singers require extensive training and practice to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret music at a professional level. Most singers who sing professionally begin training at a young age.
Job Description of a Singer
Singers perform a variety of music for recordings and live audiences. They audition for positions in choruses, orchestras, bands, plays, and other types of music groups. They may also practice playing instruments along with singing. They also promote themselves through websites, photo shoots, social media, and interviews.
Singers may choose to specialize in a particular vocal style like jazz or opera, while others perform in a variety of styles. Some singers become background singers supporting a lead singer. Opera singers act out a story by singing and may perform in different languages.
Sometimes singers write their own music to perform and record. They may also choose to teach, in which case, a bachelor’s degree and teaching license is usually required. A singer needs to have dedication, discipline, musical talent, physical stamina, and self-promoting skills.