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What is your advice on getting into a professional orchestra in the US or Europe?

Hi! I'm a high school cellist and my dream job would be to play in a professional orchestra, but I know how competitive the audition process is. Do any successful musicians have any advice to make my chance of achieving this dream as high as possible? #music #music-performance...

#orchestral-music

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:34

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Posted by Juliana H.
Elizabeth Christopher | Songwriter Hi! Practice and learn as much repertoire as you can. Audition ...

How do you go about getting commissioned as a composer?

I wish to make a living as a working composer and am curious as to how current composers get commissions. #music #music-performance #composition...

#music-composition

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Active Nov 17 '17 at 17:34

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Posted by Dakota D.
Mickey Wilson | Film Composer at Mia's Night Out Hi Dakota, Getting commissions as a composer is not an easy ...

What are some good universities for a cello performance major?

Hi, I'm in high school and I would like to major in cello performance in college and eventually make a career out of music. Does anyone know any schools that are especially good for this? Thanks! #education #music #music-performance #orchestral-music...

#playing-cello

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Active Oct 12 '17 at 17:36

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Posted by Juliana H.
Elizabeth Christopher | Songwriter Hi! First, you must know if you are willing to relocate ...

How do you decide what major to go into?

It would be a shame to invest in a career that you ended up loathing in the long run. How can I avoid this without having first hand experience? #music-production #broadcast-journalism...

#music-performance

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:40

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Posted by Kristina C.
Michela Sibilia | Production Coordinator at ESPN I once heard the saying "do what you love and you ...

What is the best way to pay for college?

College in necessary if you want to get anywhere in this world the problem is it's expensive. I want to know what other things I can do besides get a job and apply for scholarships the schools offer. #accounting #music-production #creative-writing...

#music-performance

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:40

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Posted by Kristina C.
Gary Stephen Petito | Career Guru Hi, Good question...cash is always best but unfortunately we rarely have ...

Where do composers find their inspiration?

Sometimes when I'm writing, I hit a wall and can't get inspired. Do you have any tips to find a creative spark? #music #music-performance #composition...

#music-composition

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:27

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Posted by Dakota D.
Mandy Reid | Teacher - music and family education/self employed I get inspiration by watching people, and talking to people. I ...

How can I improve my performance?

I have been playing trumpet for many years and want to improve my technique for mariachi performances. I love to play mariachi music, but I don't seem to have the right "mariachi sound" at times. What can I do to improve? #music #musician #music-performance #mariachi...

#trumpet

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:27

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Posted by Bianka G.
Paul Chris | Drummer, Recording Engineer, Producer Practice as much as possible. Plus watch others both great & ...

Is a Music Education degree necessary if you think you will be teaching outside of public schools?

I am majoring in harp performance, and hoping/planning to graduate in 3 years. I am interested in teaching, but don’t think I will be teaching music in public schools. Are there other reasons I should consider a music education degree, or would it really not be right for me or my graduation...

#teaching #music #teacher #music-performance

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Madeline D.
Brett Pemberton | Music Producer/Songwriter The contacts and peripheral skills you'll connect to via Music Universities ...

How do you gain employment as a musician on a cruise ship and does it lead to other career options? Are the living conditions while on the ship worth enduring to potentially see the world while working?

I am going to school for bass guitar composition. I was told that cruise ships are one of the employers seeking musicians. I would love to travel before I settle down in one location and potentially get married or establish a career that does not involve travel. #professional #musician...

#music-industry #career-counseling #music #music-performance #bass-guitar #career-path

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Active Oct 23 '17 at 18:26

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Posted by Daniel H.
Roberto Vergara | Music Producer-Composer-Arranger-Saxophone Recording Artist at Robert-O Productions Talk directly to the cruships Job-entertainment department. They look for specific ...

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