Arts, Business, and Communications: Music Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content (visual and performing arts and design, journalism, etc.)

NOTE:  Students interested in pursuing a career as a musician (instrumental or vocal) or a career which relies on music expertise are encouraged to enroll in as many music courses as possible.  The Career Connections courses listed below are designed to provide expertise in music and should be paired with courses focused on instrumental and/or vocal performance.  Students interested in pursuing a career in the performance side of music are encouraged to take as many music courses as their schedules permit since many college performance majors require auditions.  

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Concert Band or Choir (recommended Grades 9 -12)
  • Level 2:  UConn ECE Music Theory I and II
  • Level 3:  UConn ECE Music Appreciation
  • Level 4:  Form and Analysis

See Program of Study and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • WHS Theatre

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Currently seeking partners

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors degree:   Music Directors and Composers, Producers and Directors, Editors, Film and Video Editors, Technical Writers

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Associates degree:  Broadcast Technicians,

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after earning certificates:  Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Musicians and Singers, Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Audio & Music Production:  30 credits

Broadcast Communications:  30 credits

Electronic Music Production:  21 credits










Digital Arts-Audio/Video Option

Digital Media Production-Audio/Music

Music Industry

Music Studies (audition required)










Music Education

Musical Theatre

Music-Audio/Music Production

Music Conducting

Music Composition

Music History

Music Management

Music Production and Technology

Music Theory

Music Vocal Performance

Music Instrumental Performance