With a vibrant and exciting music scene in Chicago and the surrounding areas, music students have opportunities for internships and careers in various aspects of music.
Past internship sites
- Chicago Dance & Music Alliance
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Circle Pines Center
- Illinois Arts Council
- Ravinia Festival
Top jobs for music grads
- K-12 music educator
- Music therapy
- Freelance performing and composing in many genres
- Recording studios
- Private studio teaching
- Music publishing
- Business administration
- Research and development
- Graduate School in Music, English, Education, Medicine, and Library Science
Creating a life and career in the arts demands initiative and perseverance above and beyond what many career paths require. That’s why the College offers a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation. During your time at Lake Forest College, we encourage you be entrepreneurial as you imagine your future.
- Map your career goals.
- Practice your craft. Everyday.
- Perform, compose, study or write at every opportunity.
- Develop fine promotional materials and distribute them where appropriate.
- Utilize the Internet and networking sites to your career advantage.
- Nurture professional relationships.
- Practice collegiality with your friends and faculty every day, as they may be your future colleagues.
- Remain flexible and curious about the world.
- Work hard, with a sense of urgency and purpose.