# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Performing Arts Pathway

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Performing Arts Pathway

A variety of businesses and groups involved in theatrical and musical performances are included in this pathway Theatrical production companies for example pathway. companies, example, coordinate all aspects of producing a play or theater event. Agents represent actors and assist them in finding jobs. Costume design management companies design costumes. Lighting and stage crews handle the technical aspects of productions. Also in this segment are dance studios, schools and halls, which provide places for professional and amateur dancers to practice, perform and learn. Performers of live musical entertainment include musical artists, dance bands, orchestras, jazz musicians and various modern bands. Orchestras range from major professional orchestras with million-dollar budgets to community orchestras often with part-time schedules.

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