Violinist (Musician)

What Does A Violinist (Musician) Do?

A musician may perform live for audiences and/or record their music for sale on CDs or on the Internet.

How Do I Become A Violinist (Musician)?

There are no set requirements for working in this career field, so PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Earning a four-year bachelor’s degree in a music-related field may help a person to improve their skills and find employment.  Several performance-related degrees related to other instruments can be viewed below.

What is the Average Salary For A Violinist (Musician)?

23.00/hour – Finding full time employment in this career is very difficult!

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Violinist (Musician)?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Music
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Learn to play the piano!

What Is The Work Environment For A Violinist (Musician)?

Musicians are likely to perform in theaters, clubs, or stadiums (if they are really good!) Some may also spend time in studios recording their music. Finding full-time work in this career will be very difficult! The average salary of a violinist is $23/hour.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Violinist (Musician)?

Because of the large number of people who want to enter this field and the relatively small number of openings, there will continue to be a lot of competition for these positions.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Violinist (Musician)?