Transcribe musical compositions for orchestras, bands, or choral groups.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $85,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Arrangers do?

Transcribes musical composition for orchestra, band, choral group, or individual to adapt composition to particular style for which it was not originally written: Determines voice, instrument, harmonic structure, rhythm, tempo, and tone balance to achieve desired effect. Writes score, utilizing knowledge of music theory and instrumental and vocal capabilities [ORCHESTRATOR]. May copy parts from score for individual performers within group [COPYIST].

Should I be an Arranger?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Adapter, Transcriber, Transcripter

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