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Singers may do some or all of the following

  • study, memorise and interpret music and words
  • audition for parts
  • practise and rehearse songs or musical acts
  • practise singing exercises to develop their voices
  • perform in public
  • take part in recordings
  • compose songs and/or make vocal arrangements
  • run their own businesses.

Singers need to have

  • knowledge of vocal and performance techniques, and correct breathing methods
  • skill in interpreting music
  • good performance skills
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • a good memory for songs and music.

Singers need to be

  • motivated and persistent
  • creative and resourceful
  • confident and able to accept criticism
  • able to work well under pressure
  • willing to promote themselves to people such as bar owners and agents.