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Musician Resume Sample

Your work as a musician is definitely much more fulfilling and fun-filled than the conventional 9 to 5 jobs. And guess what? Even penning down a resume will be as easy as a breeze for you. Wondering how? Well, you don’t have to list down your key result areas, or for that matter, even your job responsibilities.

So, if you believe in your skills, and have the confidence to entertain crowds and music producers alike, then all you need to do is include the following sections in your resume. Trust us, once you do so, you will be surprised at the number of auditions you get called in for.

Contact Details:

Under this section, it is advisable that you pen down all the details which the employer may need to get in touch with you, This section should include your –

  • Name
  • Contact Address (Temporary and Permanent, both)
  • Telephone/Cell Phone Number
  • Email Id

Profile:

This is a unique section which will help you bring out your personality in a way that distinguishes your resume from those of others. This will ideally be a precise introduction that will help you communicate your experience as well as your capabilities to a prospective employer. Feel free to state your career goals in this section, as this will give a clear picture to the recruiter regarding your future plans.

Relevant Employment History:

You ought to list down your work experience in a reverse chronological order, i.e. from the most recent to the least recent. With each experience, don’t forget to give the following information (wherever applicable) –

  • The year(s) you played
  • The organization you played/worked for
  • The instrument you played
  • The section you played in
  • Whether you were a substitute or a regular player

Since the work is of a more casual nature, don’t shy away from stating any freelance opportunities that you might have had on the way. However, it is advisable for you to mention only those gigs/experiences, where you were officially paid for your work. And to make it more clear, drinks and dinner in exchange for a performance don’t count.

That being said, if you happen to be a fresher right out of school, you may go ahead and list down-

  • School Performances
  • Recitals
  • Small Projects (for the community or for friends)

No matter the kind of experience, the idea is to present a case compelling enough for the recruitment manager to call you in for an audition.

Awards and Accolades

It is always advisable for you to include awards and accolades on your resume. Not only does this help prove that you are good at what you do, but also assures the hiring manager of your performance capabilities.

In fact, even letters of appreciation that you might have received during the tenures you served at your previous jobs should be referred to, as this may help the recruiter understand your worth, and call you for that much-awaited audition.

If you’ve won any awards or participated in other music-related activities, including them on your resume will increase your chances of being called in for an audition.

Education:

It isn’t always necessary that your education is related to your career as a musician. As far as this section is concerned, feel free to mention anything that is above and beyond your high-school diploma. And we don’t need to tell you this, but the more qualifications you have in the field of music and performing arts, the better it is for you.

In order to better understand, how a Musician Resume should look like, you can refer to the sample below.

Download Sample Resume: Musician Resume Sample

 

We hope that you now have a fair idea of how a sample Musician Resume should ideally look like.