The 2013 A Cappella Job Outlook

deke4Guest Blogger: Deke Sharon is the co-author (with Dylan Bell) of A Cappella Arranging. The following is an excerpt from his blog on Please pay them a visit for more a cappella news and discussions from Deke.

From time to time, I’ll get an email along the lines of “Help! I graduate soon (or am going to college soon), and I want more than anything to make a career of a cappella! How can I do it?”

For those fine folks who are signing on the dotted line before reading the fine print, here’s an overview of the career options in a cappella in 2013:

1. Music Educator

2. Recording and Editing

3. Performing

4. Audio Engineer

5. Jack of All Trades

6. Design Your Own Career

To read Deke’s full description of each of these job possibilities, visit this blog post on!

The tone of the book is instructive and informative, yet conversational: it is intended to stand alongside any academic publication while remaining interesting and fun. A Cappella Arranging is a good textbook – and a “good read” – for every vocal arranger, whether amateur or professional; every vocal music classroom, and any professional recording studio.



Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on March 12, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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