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Include These Musician Skills
- Training at a conservatoire, especially for classical music
- Creativity and musical talent
- Perseverance and discipline
- Flexibility needed to work irregular hours
- Time management and punctuality
- Attention to details
- Being able to take constructive criticism
- Self-promotion skills
Those interested in a Musician career can check relevant skills and experience in the example cover letter provided below.
Dear Mr. Golden:
Upon learning of your search for a Musician to join your staff at Palladium Resort, I hastened to submit my resume and credentials for your consideration. As an experienced and self-motivated musician with extensive experience in music composition and performance—as well as full mastery of numerous instruments—I am prepared to substantially contribute to Palladium’s objectives in this role.
Successful musicians possess high levels of energy, musical proficiency, and dedication, as well as a strong commitment to ensuring superior listener experiences. My background includes writing and performing music both independently as well as in the company of orchestras, choirs, bands, and theatres. From regular positions as local restaurants and hotels to freelance roles at weddings, parties, and other various special events, I have leveraged my expertise in a variety of instruments—along with my physical endurance and my outstanding presentation talents’to provide consistently excellent musical performances and achieve first-rate guest satisfaction. Additionally, I have also served as a music teacher for the past 12 years, providing community members from young children through adults with both beginning and advanced guitar instruction.
Highlights of my qualifications include…
Composing, rehearsing, performing, recording, distributing, and promoting independently produced music; playing in a band—Orange Bowl—from 2009 through 2014 before moving into more independent roles playing for local businesses and at various events.
Releasing three full-length albums; participating in interviews on KWPS 91.7FM radio and having two songs broadcasted for rotational play.
Managing my own career as a musician—encompassing performance contracts, schedules, expenses, and earnings—for the past eight years.
Continually impressing music industry veterans with my outstanding work ethic, talent, and attitude.
Demonstrating a personable and easy-going demeanour, interacting professionally and courteously with clients and guests and meeting all expectations.
My skills and talents as a professional musician have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Jesse M. Miller