Job description Conductor near Edmonton (AB)

Find out what work is like for a conductor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Conductors, composers and arrangers (NOC 51121).

Conductors, composers and arrangers


Conductors, composers and arrangers conduct bands and orchestras, compose musical works and arrange instrumental and vocal compositions. They are employed by symphony and chamber orchestras, bands, choirs, sound recording companies, and orchestras for ballet and opera performances, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • Conductors
  • Select and interpret musical works and lead bands, orchestras and choirs during rehearsals and performances.
  • Composers
  • Create musical compositions such as television and film scores, theme music, songs, symphonies and music for interactive products such as video games.
  • Arrangers
  • Adapt and modify musical compositions to convey desired themes and to suit particular instrumental and vocal performances.

Job titles

  • arranger
  • bandmaster
  • choir director
  • composer
  • conductor
  • music adapter
  • orchestrator
  • singer-songwriter-composer
  • songwriter

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