Singers are professional musicians, skilled in the use of their voice as a musical instrument, with different vocal ranges. They perform for live audiences and for recordings in different musical genres.

Scope notes

Excludes people using musical instruments.

Alternative label

  • baritone singer

  • choir singer

  • vocalist

  • lead vocalist

  • musical theatre actress

  • tenor singer

  • soprano singer

  • solo singer

  • opera solo singer

  • contralto singer

  • musical theater actress

  • rapper

  • jingle singer

  • session singer

  • musical theatre performer

  • opera singer

  • musical theatre actor

  • musical theater performer

  • singer songwriter

  • jazz singer

  • lead singer

  • musical theater actor

  • bass voice singer

  • opera choir singer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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