You'll need a high level of musical skill and talent. To develop these skills, you could get a degree or postgraduate award in:
- classical music
- music composition
- music performance
You'll need to train at a university or a music college, often known as a conservatoire. You'll usually specialise in one main instrument and study a second instrument.
Some music degrees focus more on music theory than performance, so research the courses carefully to make sure they're right for you.
You'll usually need:
- 2 or 3 A levels including music, or equivalent qualifications
- grade 8 in your main instrument
- to pass an audition
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study