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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Music Specialist Series, 1051

Individual Occupational Requirements


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- music.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience such as conducting or directing vocal or instrumental groups; or composing, arranging, orchestrating, or teaching music.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated the ability to:

  • Produce, stage, conduct, or direct musical productions, concerts, recitals, festivals, clinics, workshops, or other musical events.
  • Instruct or perform in one or more of the musical arts such as (1) composing, arranging, or orchestrating music, (2) interpreting classical, modern, ethnic, or cultural dance forms, (3) choreography and notation, or (4) interpreting vocal or instrumental music.

This ability may have been gained in:

  • Planning, staging, conducting, or directing musical productions, concerts, recitals, competitions, festivals, symphonies, operas, choirs, choruses, or pageants for schools, civic or cultural organizations, or professional companies.
  • Planning, instructing in, or evaluating a music curriculum for secondary or higher academic levels.
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