Job description Session Musician near Edmonton (AB)

Find out what work is like for a session musician in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Musicians and singers (NOC 51122).

Musicians and singers


Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. This unit group also includes music teachers who usually teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Musicians and singers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Musicians
  • Play one or more instruments as soloists or as members of a musical group before audiences or for recording purposes.
  • Singers
  • Sing musical arrangements as soloists or as members of vocal groups before audiences or for recording purposes.
  • Teachers of music or voice
  • Teach technique, interpretation and music theory to students through private or group lessons.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 51122), and a list of similar occupations:

  • accompanist
  • church organist
  • guitar player
  • instrumentalist
  • music teacher - musicians
  • musician
  • opera singer
  • percussionist
  • recording artist
  • rock singer
  • singer
  • vocalist

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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