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7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Audition for a Symphony Orchestra

This lifestyle is not for every musician.

A violin soloist plays in front of an orchestra. She has a spotlight on her.

A symphony orchestra musician is often presented as one of the default career options for music students. If you don’t get into a symphony right away, then you’ll teach and take freelance gigs until you win an audition.



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Viola Geena

Formerly Viola Altiste. Canadian writer who happens to be a violist in a symphony orchestra. All opinions are my own. Twitter: @violageena