What is an Instrumental Musician?

Instrumental Musician Job Description

Instrumental musicians play musical instruments as soloists, with bands, with orchestras or with small ensembles. Instrumental musicians play their instruments in a variety of settings such as live performances, in a recording studio or in workshop situations.



Typical Job Duties

• Provide musical background for theatre and other performances

• Play musical instrument with bands, orchestras, small ensemble and other groups

• Read and interpret sheet music quickly and accurately during rehearsal

• May improvise while playing instrument

• Continually learn new pieces to expand repertoire

• Work with other musicians to perform a musical piece

• May take direction from a director or conductor

• May confer with manager for contract negotiation purposes

• May be required to book own shows and performances​



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