The common stereotype that I've heard on and on is that musicians don't make enough money to eat. Of course, we all know that this is not true, if you have business skills and are a good player. What I'm interested in is what kinds of salaries different kinds of musicians can make. For instance, how does orchestral compare to teaching compare to soloing? Of course within these categories I am sure there are different kinds of salaries. For instance, the Boston Symphony Orchestra probably won't pay the same as the Podunk Symphony (no offense to Podunk residents). What I'm more interested in is a general figure. So many musicians embark on this path without actually thinking about the necessities of life, and I'd like to bring that to everyone's (and my) attention.
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