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Singers
District Of Columbia

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Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

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Currently Employed: 110

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.82 - $28.63

Typical Annual Salary: Not Available

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
  • Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.
  • Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.
  • Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
  • Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
  • Make or participate in recordings.
  • Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording.
  • Collaborate with a manager or agent who handles administrative details, finds work, and negotiates contracts.

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