What does a Compositor do?

Music directors oversee music programs and lead bands, choirs, and other music-related groups. They are often employed by schools, churches, arts centers, and community organizations. They organize and manage musical programs and supervise any recording or broadcasting operations. They may also serve as an administrator for musical programming created by an affiliated radio channel or other platform. These directors often have an active role in assembling groups and selecting performers or participants, a process that may include auditions.

Music directors typically have a bachelor’s degree in music or a related field, although an equivalent level of relevant professional experience may also be acceptable. They should have extensive experience in music roles, ideally including positions with leadership responsibilities. Hands-on experience operating audio equipment and using production programs is helpful.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Compositor Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹37,854 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹38T
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Compositor Career Path

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Compositor Insights

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Millers Tavern
Director of Live Music
3 Jun 2021

“Terrible way to treat someone that has worked for you for next to nothing for almost a year.”

Reel FXReel FX
Compositing Supervisor
28 Apr 2021

“Good people and fun projects”

SVS Music Productions
Music Composer
14 May 2021

“flexible hours and I love doing it”

Georgetown County School District
Band Director
4 Feb 2021

“The pay is good”

FAKE Production
30 Apr 2019

“Management was really bad at the time.”

Soho VFXSoho VFX
21 Feb 2020

“A good place to learn.”

1000 Volt Post Production
Junior Compositor
19 Jul 2019

“Low wages for beginners.”

Douglas County School District (CO)Douglas County School District (CO)
Band Director
29 Dec 2020

“Great timing from home to school.”

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