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Is a music degree required for someone to play in a professional orchestra?

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 21:14
As long as you can sight read and have exceptional skill at your instrument, you could be a hobo and still be a professional. Good Chops on the instrument is the most important factor than a piece of paper. A lot of people with diplomas are really stupid and talentless.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 00:04
A music degree helps, have no doubt about that - and a degree course also advises on employment. Getting your music grade matters more- without that certificate you will find it next to impossible to get an audition. Thousands want in and the grade cert is a filter for who auditions. If you get an audition you are up against others who want in.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 04:20
You'll get a job if you can do the job, period. A qualification will maybe help with the teaching you'll be doing on the side. Orchestral playing is rarely a full-time job.

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