It is an art form and a cultural activity, which act as a medium in sound organized in time. The main element of music are rhythm, pitch, dynamics and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.

Career Options

  • Music Director has a vast playing field. One can start as a Teacher at regular school
  • or at specialized music schools. However
  • there are scopes as a free lancer or being part of any production houses that either makes movies or television programs.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications: 10+2 with 60% marks or more.

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills - Patience - Perseverance - Passionate about music - Creative bent of mind.

Courses to be pursued

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Music history
  • music composition
  • conducting
  • applied music
  • orchestration are areas that one can additionally pursue. Master’s and Doctorate degrees are also available. Sound Engineering degrees add an edge to this profession.

Top Colleges

  • Delhi School of Music Address: 8, Nyaya Marg, Block C,Diplomatic Enclave,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021 Phone: +91-11-2611533
  • KMMC: The Conservatory - Chennai Address: KM College of Music & Technology, 19 Vinayagapuram 2nd Street,MMDA Colony,Arumbakkam, Chennai 600-106,Tamil Nadu Phone: 044-43444786, 9003032786, 7708555309, and 900301529
  • Website:

Working Conditions

There are various job opportunities for a Music Director one with the right degrees and talent. Freelancing, Music industry, film industry, Television, Theatre. It is a highly creative profession.

Top Companies

  • T-series Address: Plot No. 1, Film City, Sector 16A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 Phone: 0120 251 5116 Website:
  • Sony Music India Address: Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt Ltd, 3 Floor, Raheja Centre, Linking Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054 Phone: +61 2 9383 6200. Website:

Successful Persons

A.R. Rahman

His full name is Allahrakka Rahman. He is an Indian music director, song writer, singer, composer. His  works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with world music, electronic music and traditional orchestral arrangements.

Shreya Ghoshal

She is an Indian Playback singer. She has received many awards which includes national film awards, filmfare awards, Kerala State Film Awards etc.

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