I’d like to thank readers for all of the great comments (both via e-mail and through the comments on the blog) about the most recent installment of Road Warrior Without an Expense Account.
This information and perspective on the music performance degree curriculum at most music schools is in dire need of change, and I hope that this change comes sooner rather than later. You can read the Road Warrior series by clicking here. The nine parts written so far address very different aspects of the freelance music business, its origins, future trends, and steps that musicians can take to prepare themselves for this new reality.
Part I – Adjunct University Teaching
Part II – Realities of Professional Freelancing
Part III – The Rise and Fall of the Full-Time Orchestra
Part IV – Rising Tide, Shrinking Pool
Part V – Regional Orchestras
Part VI – The Vicious Cycle
Part VII – Private Teaching
Part VIII – Burnout
Part IX – Rethinking Music Performance Degrees