Have you completed college-level study of classical music, or are you a student close to graduating? Is it your dream to perform in a professional setting? How's that working for you?
Not everyone who's classically trained gets the chance to perform with a symphony orchestra or opera group. The Beacon and Nine Network would like to hear how you're living out your dream while also paying the bills. Please respond to the questions below and share you insight and experiences.
Have you studied classical music in a four-year, college-level program and been out of school for at least a year? If you have, tell us what, when and where you studied.
If you have completed college-level, classical music studies, what do you do today that relates to your training. If you are a student, what do you hope to do when you finish your studies?
If you are not yet working at your dream job, what are you doing to pay the bills? Do you teach in an academic setting? Do you give private lessons, play at clubs or events? What are you doing to keep your dream alive and also piece together a living?
If everything were to go your way, what would be your dream job as a classical music performer? Why?
What else should we know about performers of classical music? If you know of someone we should contact about this subject, please tell us who, and give us a way to contact them (telephone number or email address).
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Please answer the following questions, help us better understand your perspective. They're not required.
In what year were you born?
How old are you today?
What do you do for work? If you are retired, what was your former occupation?
For whom do you work (who is your employer)? If you are a student, what school do you attend?
What is your gender?
What is your race or ethnicity?
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