- Science: Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Management of Material Resources: Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
- Improvise music during performances.
- Play musical instruments as soloists, or as members or guest artists of musical groups such as orchestras, ensembles, or bands.
- Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
- Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Collaborate with music librarians to ensure availability of scores.
- Assign and review staff work in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, and vocal coaching.
- Study films or scripts to determine how musical scores can be used to create desired effects or moods.