We surveyed 15 music historians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical music historian. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a music historian?

Low

High

Working as a music historian typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a music historian?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a music historian typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a music historian?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a music historian.